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Aamir-Salman-Shah Rukh
In 'The Three Khans: And the Emergence of New India', independent journalist Kaveree Bamzai explores the story of Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh from their emergence on the silver screen to the era following their legacy.
Rani Lakshmibai's statue in Solapur near the Kambar Talav | Wikimedia Commons
In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.
Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.
Harsh Mariwala | Twitter | @hcmariwala
In 'Harsh Realities: The Making of Marico' entrepreneur Harsh Mariwala and management expert Ram Charan zoom in on the journey of the company - from its establishment in 1987 - to becoming a leading international FMCG giant.
Veer Savarkar | Savarkar.org
In ' Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966' historian-author Vikram Sampath explores both sides of the debate about Savarkar's role in Gandhi's assassination.
Morarji Desai | Wikipedia
In his memoir 'A Rude Life', journalist Vir Sanghvi recounts gripping details of politicians, actors, public figures and the media landscape.
The Olympics rings
In 'The Most Incredible Olympic Stories', sportswriter and journalist Luciano Wernicke traces the evolution of the Olympics through powerful stories of honour and dishonour.
In ‘Gangster State’, political journalist Sourjya Bhowmick asks a burning question – will the Communist Party recover from 2021 Bengal election?
Illustration by Soham Sen
In 'The India Story', former RBI governor Bimal Jalan writes that much remains to be done about our economy since the boost of the 1990s.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
In ‘Blood for Blood’, Terry Milewski reveals new information about the Khalistan struggle in Canada, UK and India, and Pakistan support for it.

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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,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

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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