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National Sports Day: Young players’ race for funds, diet & livelihood

National Sports Day: Young players’ race for funds, diet & livelihood

August 29, 2020

As India celebrates the 115th birthday of the wizard of hockey Major Dhyan Chand as National Sports Day, thousands of sportspersons continue to suffer in silence and struggle to make ends meet. Even the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring lockdowns has not affected them much as they c...

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Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

March 26, 2020

Hindi literature is incomplete without the mention of Mahadevi Varma, one of the four pioneers who introduced neo-romanticism in Hindi poetry. A strong supporter of feminism, Varma became one of the first female Indian poets to raise the subject of women empowerment. “I remembe...

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Multifaceted artist Girish Karnad passes away at 81

Multifaceted artist Girish Karnad passes away at 81

June 10, 2019

Noted playwright-actor-director and activist Girish Karnad breathed his last today in Bengaluru at the age of 81.

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Five Bollywood veterans who came from theatre

Five Bollywood veterans who came from theatre

January 18, 2017

Had it not been for theatre, Bollywood would not have met these actors who changed how Indian cinema is envisaged today, even in the west. Here’s the ‘famous five’ for you.

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Five maestros of Indian classical music

Five maestros of Indian classical music

October 27, 2016

An art form composed of tunes, traditions and history, Indian classical music is deep-rooted in Indian culture. Some fortunate few have mastered the art in varied disciplines and taken it across the globe. Now cherished internationally, these artists have had years of training in...

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The reign of Rajnikanth goes on with a new movie, Kabali

The reign of Rajnikanth goes on with a new movie, Kabali

July 21, 2016

Indian superstar Rajnikanth has been ruling the movie scene in south India, and the hearts of many all over the nation. He is out on a roll again with a new gangster-avatar in Kabali, and is up for very particular milk offerings.

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Misleading advertisements

Misleading advertisements

April 28, 2016

According to a parliamentary recommendation, celebrities should be fined and even jailed if they are involved in misleading advertisements. In a report on consumer protection bill 2015, parliament committee has recommended fines up to INR 5 million, or even more, and jail for fiv...

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