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Chandamama, the magazine that taught generations about ethics and India for six decades

First published in 1947, the magazine survived for six decades and now loyal fans have taken to preserving its comics online.
Irrfan Khan in Chandrakanta | ThePrint Team

Chandrakanta, the show in which Irrfan won hearts four lines at a time

The 1994 Doordarshan show was a supernatural fantasy period drama based on an eponymous 1888 book, considered the first modern Hindi novel.
Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Trishna, the popular 1985 Doordarshan adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, is now on YouTube

Written by Kamna Chandra, the 13-episode serial is the perfect escape to while away a weekend in coronavirus lockdown.
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Filmindia, Baburao Patel’s irreverent magazine that could make or break a movie

From filmy gossip to political critique, the magazine reflected the culture of the times and created a lasting template for film journalism.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Manthan ad from the 90s, with which Amul joins TV nostalgia trip after Ramayan, Mahabharat

Amul’s 1996 ad titled Manthan tells the story of India's White Revolution using footage from Smita Patil's iconic film of the same name.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Bajaj Sunny, the lightweight scooter that was young India’s favourite first two-wheeler

For people who couldn't handle heavy scooters or afford expensive bikes, Bajaj Sunny was an obvious choice.
Indian comics Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha | ThePrint

Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha, the comics we grew up with that grew up with us

The iconic comics that were our best friends decades ago are still there for us while we self-isolate in lockdown.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Nukkad, Saeed Mirza’s DD classic that used humour and a gentle gaze to portray the poor

A home-run production, Leftist ideals and a talented cast and crew made the 1986 cult show 'Nukkad' worth remembering.
Illustration: ThePrint Team

Gems Bond: The Cadbury commercial that landed in legal trouble

India's much loved superhero whose weapon of choice was Cadbury's multicoloured crunchy candy.

Yamaha RX 100, the bike loved by Bollywood, bike enthusiasts and thieves alike

Launched in 1985, the RX 100’s sound, agility, reliability and lean beauty made it one of the most iconic bikes to hit the road.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.