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Before PS:1 and Baahubali, Sohrab Modi gave India one of its first big-budget epics

Filmmaker, actor and thespian Sohrab Modi made Bollywood's first technicolour film, Jhansi Ki Rani, in 1953. But his legacy landed in Mumbai's Chor Bazar.

Sidhu Moosewala’s ‘rakhi sister’, ace singer—Afsana Khan’s is a story of struggle, drama

The 27-year-old singer was summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in an ongoing probe into the murder of Punjabi pop sensation Sidhu Moosewala.

Lion of Bengal A.K. Fazlul Huq eclipsed Jinnah, fought for tenant farmers

From Prime Minister of undivided Bengal to governor of East Pakistan, Sher-E-Bangla, as Huq was called, held key roles during a tumultuous time in political history.

Atul Prasad Sen—Bengal’s forgotten musical maestro who wrote lyrics on legal papers

Like Rabindranath Tagore, Rajanikanta Sen and Mukunda Das, Sen’s compositions were filled with patriotism, inspiring many freedom fighters of the time.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was Singing Buddha in Japan, Pavarotti in Paris, Islam spirit in London

Even Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s father wanted him to be a doctor, engineer. He chose Qawwals.

Imtiaz Ali Taj gave Urdu literature Anarkali, Chacha Chakkan. But the world forgot him

It was Imtiaz Ali Taj’s 1931 play that helped K. Asif create magic with Mughal-e-Azam in 1960.

A fierce feminist, poet – how Kamini Roy broke the glass ceiling for women in the 1880s

With many firsts to her name, Kamini Roy was a trailblazer in women’s rights advocacy

Suella Braverman — UK Conservative home secretary with a love of Empire & disdain for migrants

Braverman’s comments on Empire and immigration are not new; she has also said it was her 'dream' to send UK asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Raaj Kumar—Bollywood prince left the police force to live a king-sized life in his white shoes

Whether white shoes were needed for a certain character on screen, Raaj Kumar insisted on wearing them in every shot.

Her lips painted red, ghazal queen Begum Akhtar sang with a ‘pain in her voice’

She turned the break in her voice during high pitched notes into her virtue, for she knew how to mould it.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.