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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.
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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.
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This car was the original Ambassador of Make in India

Ambassador was the enduring symbol of post-Independence India.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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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.