Monday, 19 April, 2021


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Sunil Gavaskar Presents — a ‘little masterclass’ from the 1980s that shaped a generation

While Sunil Gavaskar's name got people to watch, his effortless charm, sharp memory and detailed knowledge of the game kept them glued.
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This Indian ‘Maharajah’ dressed up as Playboy waitress, sumo wrestler & many other avatars

Generations of Indians will remember Air India's Maharajah, with his portly figure, impressive moustache, sharp nose and wardrobe that changed with every city to which he was flying.
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Parmanu — the Indian superhero who was both Atom and Ant-Man rolled into one

One of Raj Comics' most-loved creations, Parmanu was a muscular man in a yellow suit who had a Batman-like tragic origin story. A cop by day, he became a superhero at night.
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Simple, fun, democratic — why Microsoft Paintbrush was more than just a graphics tool

For almost two decades, Microsoft Paintbrush was effectively the last word in paint software in India, and virtually every urban Indian child's first digital painting canvas.
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Hello Friends, the desi take on the American sitcom that netizens rediscovered after 21 years

The desi version of the cult American sitcom 'Friends' was a window into a new world for many who had little or no access to such a life.
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Gattu, the mischievous Asian Paints mascot who ruled Indian hearts for over 50 years

The iconic mascot was designed by renowned cartoonist RK Laxman and made the brand a major player in the paint market.
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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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