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The 6 Best Indian Films Of 2015... So Far

The year has been an interesting one so far, with many medium-budget, content-driven films working beyond the conventional urban markets. At the other end of the spectrum, superstars and studios, too, finally seemed to realise that it would take much more than a few action scenes and item songs to go past the 100 crore mark, and it looks like the remake mantra is officially on its way out. Here's a throwback to the best films of 2015 so far.
Maya at Three by Rita Banerji

The Importance Of ‘Maya'

"Maya", as a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism, means attachment to the tangible aspects of life and relationships. It is a sentiment which the scriptures sternly warn you off of, as they say it is spiritually unhealthy. They say this is all transient -- an illusion. That it is not the truth. And yet, as my friend chose the name "Maya" for her adoptive daughter, I was struck by the intense attachment she felt for the child.
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5 New Lessons For Bollywood In 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is already behind us and Bollywood is yet to see a blockbuster this year. But while the 200-crore-club may have to wait a little longer for a new entrant (the Khans do not have a release till the second half of the year), it's been a good year for plot-driven-movies. And like always, there are already many lessons for the trade and stars about our ever-so-unpredictable ticket-paying janta.