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Five years ago, when Haider released in theatres, the ruling government was still in its early days and the mood of the nation was nowhere close to what it is today. It is praAdd to list
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Three months ago, I met and spent time getting to know someone who spoke the same mother tongue as me. At first, it felt like discovering a whole new part of myself. But soon,Add to list
Pop Culture “Lover” is the Most Emotionally Honest Romantic Declaration By Taylor Swift in 13 Years
Right from the moment I heard “Lover”, the titular track of Taylor Swift’s seventh album, it felt like a kind of homecoming, that was at once, wholly familiar and deeplyAdd to list