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Dekh Bhai Dekh, the DD sitcom that brought the beloved Diwan family into 90s living rooms

Dekh Bhai Dekh documented the trials and tribulations of a quirky joint family whose members spent almost every moment making fun of each other.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

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.

On Camera

Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center | McNamee/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Israel-Sudan deal seals Trump’s Middle East legacy

To everyone’s amazement, the Trump formula rendered a series of peacemaking successes. Better men have tried and failed at resolving these issues for the better part of a century.
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RBI’s MPC is now decidedly more dovish, the consensus on ‘lower for longer’ rates is proof

Markets expects further interest rate cuts as the monetary policy committee of RBI sees inflationary pressure to ease.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.