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Picturpost, once the commuter’s favourite film magazine, is now a prized collector’s item

The pocket-sized film magazine featured actual movie posters as covers, which make it a prized possession for film enthusiasts these days.
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Shyam Benegal’s DD show Yatra heroed the train in 1986, long before SRK and Kajol in DDLJ

The 15-part series came to life thanks to the Indian Railways, which provided Benegal with a 10-bogey train for 50 days at the cost of Rs 30 lakhs.

Amul’s chocolate powder Nutramul, whose USP was strength — and Jugal Hansraj

Developed in 1973, Nutramul was Amul's entry into the chocolate-based beverage market, and its tag line of 'Every cup builds you up' showed its focus on strength.
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Nokia’s Snake, the mobile game that became an entire generation’s obsession

Launched in 1997 with Nokia 6110, Snake is said to have signalled a new era in mobile gaming but it was the game’s second version in 2000 that became a household name.
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Doordarshan’s Buniyaad, a family drama that masterfully captured the pangs of Partition

Buniyaad was put together by stellar performances, writing that relied on realism and authentic production design that brought pre-Partition Hindustan to the small screen.
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Cricket Samrat, the magazine that religiously spread the gospel of cricket for 42 years

The Hindi-language cricket magazine was the top-selling sports publication for years has been forced to shut in the wake of the Covid pandemic & lockdown.
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Tulsi Comics, the labour of love that gave Hindi readers characters like Angara & Jambu

More than two decades after Tulsi Comics had to close down, fans still remember the iconic, unique characters & artwork.
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Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, the middle-class comedy that gave Doordarshan loyal fans for life

Directed by Kundan Shah, Manjul Sinha & Raman Kumar, the show was based on the stories of Hindi writer Sharad Joshi.

Atlas Cycles, the wheels of Indian childhood, has put the brakes on a glorious ride

The bicycle maker was forced to layoff staff & shut its last manufacturing unit on 3 June after it ran out of funds during the Covid lockdown.

Bharat Ek Khoj: Shyam Benegal’s adaption of Nehru’s Discovery of India was a Sunday staple

The show covered a range of topics, from the Harappan Civilisation to the freedom struggle, along with mythological epics.

On Camera

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Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
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Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

Defence

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China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
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Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.