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Liril and Lalitaji: A tale of two ads and how they captured India’s attention

The two ads created by Alyque Padamsee showed India at the cusp of change.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

How Godrej typewriters scripted modern Indian history

For Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, its launch was the symbol of an independent and industrialised India. 
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Why India’s classic sedan Premier Padmini will never lose its charm

Long after its glorious run, many an owner has remained loyal to the Premier Padmini.

Crowning Glory: A soap that took on Indian sanskar with a little help from Dimple Kapadia

Godrej’s soap-cum-shampoo Crowning Glory may have disappeared, but memories of its ad remain.
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‘Livva little hot’ Rekha, a cola war and the zing thing: Remembering Gold Spot

Long before Fanta or Mirinda, the reigning queen of the orange soda market was Parle’s Gold Spot.
Chelpark | Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

So long Chellaram Parker, and thanks for the stained pockets

Indian students used Chelpark ink and pens back when good handwriting also meant good character.
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‘Mera sapna, meri Maruti’ — how a car became the status symbol of a young, working India

Sleek, colourful Maruti 800 was a rock star in India among Ambassadors and Premier Padminis.
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Murphy Radio and a bonny baby are what pre-TV Indian memories are made of

Murphy Radio and the child on its ads are what Indian memories are made of.
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Binaca was a brand that brought toothpaste and music together

Binaca toothpaste ruled at a time when radio was king in India.
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Campa Cola was India’s answer to Coca-Cola and was the perfect fit

Campa Cola promised ‘the great Indian taste’ and was young India’s drink of choice.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.