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This 36-episode anthology was a launchpad for directors like Hansal Mehta, Anurag Kashyap

Star Bestsellers blended genres like drama, thriller, comedy and romance and aired from 1999-2000.
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Cello — the plastics to steelware company that made owning a houseware business ‘fashionable’

Different people associate Cello with different products — plastic furniture, Opalware cookware, pens. The company has overtime tried to position itself as a 'go-to brand for everyone'.
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‘Dill Mill Gayye’ — India’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ that overdid the enemies-turned-lovers cliché

The show was really popular among the youth of the country, especially the central romance between Dr Armaan Malik played by Karan Singh Grover and Dr Riddhima Gupta portrayed by Oshanna Shivanand.
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‘Asli swaad zindagi ka’ — this 90s Cadbury Dairy Milk commercial changed Indian advertising

In 1994, confectionery giant Cadbury Dairy Milk launched an iconic commercial featuring model Shimona Rashi dancing with abandon on a cricket field.
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Teen pregnancy, eating disorders, bullying — ‘Remix’ was India’s high school ‘telenovela’

Star One show 'Remix' — that centred around 4 high school students grappling with their teenage years — was relatable, fun and had something for everyone.
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Kids of ’90s will remember these ‘cigarettes’ fondly, despite its controversial, unhealthy tag

Over the years, Phantom sweet cigarettes have been called out for promoting smoking in children and being very unhealthy due to the high sugar content.

Convalescent, healthier than milk — Complan’s turbulent journey with its ‘tall claims’

Over the years, Complan has employed several advertising tactics to draw consumers including claiming that it is healthier than milk and that it increases children's heights.
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‘Wagle ki Duniya’, the lovable, comical hit DD show that captured 80’s Indian middle class

Based on characters originally created by noted cartoonist R.K. Laxman, the 13-episode show 'Wagle ki Duniya' aired on DD National from 1988-1990. A reboot of the show aired earlier this month.
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Real story this Valentine’s Day is how heart-shaped chocolate became inseparable from 14 Feb

Cadbury to Kitkat, most every confectionary company and home baker goes for heart-shaped treats on Valentine's Day. The history of this association dates back to the 1800s.

50 yrs & still ticking — Ajanta, world’s largest wall clock maker, remains an Indian favourite

Ajanta, founded by Odhavjibhai R. Patel with Rs 1 lakh in 1971, is now being run by the third generation in the family and registered a turnover of Rs 1,200 crore in 2019.

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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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