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5 songs to remember Shakeel Badayuni, Hindi cinema’s romantic poet

Ahead of Shakeel Badayuni's 105th birth anniversary on 3 August, we look back on his remarkable career and his unabashedly romantic soul.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

RimZim, popular desi jeera drink bought and relaunched by Coca-Cola before it lost all fizz

Launched by Parle, RimZim's unique jeera flavoured soda was popular in the 1980s. It was acquired by Coca-Cola in 1994 and relaunched in 2018, but the revamped drink failed to catch on.
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The journey of Vaishali S, from a teen who left home with no money, to the Paris fashion week

Vaishali Shadangule became the first Indian woman designer at Paris Haute Couture Week, that took place early this July. Her collection 'Shwas' was inspired by nature and desi weaves.

Dogs can smell everything and more. Even diseases like cancer

Dogs are able to detect cancer while it still hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body. This means that people have a much greater chance of surviving.
Illustration" Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Filmistan, studio that released many top grossing-films in 1940s-50s & then fell off the map

The production company was set up by Sashadhar Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar in 1943 and produced its last film in 1968. Today it functions only as a location for film shoots.
Illustration: Soham Sen

Pyar Kiye Jaa, classic comedy that got Mehmood his first Filmfare as comedian

In this ensemble 1966 romantic comedy, a remake of Tamil film Kadhalikka Neramillai, Mehmood is hilarious as a wannabe filmmaker.
Filmmaker Payal Kapadia receiving the Oeil d’Or at the 74th Cannes Film festival | Quinzaine des Réal | Twitter

In 2015, she faced disciplinary action & FIR at FTII. Now, Payal Kapadia is a Cannes winner

Payal Kapadia's 'A Night of Knowing Nothing' won the best documentary award at Cannes. In 2017, her short film 'Afternoon Clouds' was India's only official entry to the festival.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

When Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari played Romans in Bimal Roy’s 1958 film Yahudi

Yahudi, based on Agha Hashar Kashmiri's play, Yahudi Ki Ladki, brought together Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Sohrab Modi and Nasir Hussain.

Only 22% women in AI jobs — The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Nostalgia and a secret recipe — What makes Old Monk India’s favourite alcohol 

For nearly seven decades now, Old Monk, India’s iconic and popular alcoholic beverage, has been savoured by the young and the old, rich and the badly off.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
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RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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