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Why parallel cinema stalwart Govind Nihalani is ‘barely remembered’ as he turns 80

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra tweeted Sunday that Nihalani is ‘barely remembered’ today, despite making classics like Aakrosh, Ardh Satya, Party and Drohkaal.

Library, ‘blanket langar’ & even a salon — farmers have made Singhu border a mini ‘pind’

A walk through the protest site at Singhu border shows the protesting farmers are here for the long haul. This is how the community has rallied together to make their efforts last.
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Sportsweek, the popular sports magazine with star columnists that was edited by Sunil Gavaskar

Sportsweek, the magazine started by sports journalist Khalid Ansari in 1968, suspended publication in 1989.

Rasoolan Bai — one of the foremost performers of ‘thumri’ who died in penury

Rasoolan Bai's renditions occupy a prominent position in the Benaras style of thumri. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1957.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

‘Cadbury Bytes is my horcrux’ — the popular chocolate snack that most 90s kids can’t forget

Described as ‘little parcels of Cadbury filled heaven’, Bytes combined the best of snack and chocolate for kids before they were discontinued around 2011 following a corporate takeover.

Human-made materials now weigh as much as all living biomass, say scientists

Earth’s biosphere now weighs a little less than 1.2 trillion tonnes, trees on land making up most of it. It was something like double that before humans started clearing forests.
Actor VJ Chitra | Twitter

VJ Chitra, 29-year-old Tamil actor, found dead in Chennai hotel room

The 29-year-old actor was found dead in her hotel room, which she had checked into Tuesday night after a shoot, police say.

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain — a pioneer of women’s education who strove for a feminist utopia

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's short story 'Sultana's Dream' was one of the earliest feminist utopian fiction that spoke about patriarchy and shunning of women from the sciences.

Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first on-screen Muslim superhero

As a researcher who has examined Muslim superheroes in American comics, I find Kamala to be the most intriguing.
The logo for the Zoom Video Communications Inc. application seen on a laptop

Why more women keep Zoom video off and more men use custom backdrops

Men far outnumber women in their preference for using specialty Zoom backgrounds. Popular choices include dungeons, outer space, and branded University images.

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