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Convalescent, healthier than milk — Complan’s turbulent journey with its ‘tall claims’

Over the years, Complan has employed several advertising tactics to draw consumers including claiming that it is healthier than milk and that it increases children's heights.
Representational image | Pixabay

India ranks 20th for global music influence, 6th for uniqueness in study spanning 30 nations

The Global Influential Music Index ranked US, UK, France, Germany & Canada as the top 5 musically influential countries worldwide. India was among the 3 Asian countries to feature in the list.
File photo of Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander | Twitter

Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander dies at 60 after being diagnosed with Covid

Sikander was undergoing treatment at a Mohali hospital. Mourning his demise, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said 'the world of Punjabi music is poorer today'.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

‘Wagle ki Duniya’, the lovable, comical hit DD show that captured 80’s Indian middle class

Based on characters originally created by noted cartoonist R.K. Laxman, the 13-episode show 'Wagle ki Duniya' aired on DD National from 1988-1990. A reboot of the show aired earlier this month.
A Nike shoe (Representational Image) | Pixabay

How a teenager with cerebral palsy inspired Nike to create a ‘hands-free’ shoe

For people living with a range of conditions, from autism to dyspraxia, cerebral palsy to hemiplegia, tying shoelaces can often mean getting help from someone.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Real story this Valentine’s Day is how heart-shaped chocolate became inseparable from 14 Feb

Cadbury to Kitkat, most every confectionary company and home baker goes for heart-shaped treats on Valentine's Day. The history of this association dates back to the 1800s.

Women led start-ups always struggled for money. Covid made it worse

The gender financing gap is one of the most high-profile and persistent problems in entrepreneurship.

50 yrs & still ticking — Ajanta, world’s largest wall clock maker, remains an Indian favourite

Ajanta, founded by Odhavjibhai R. Patel with Rs 1 lakh in 1971, is now being run by the third generation in the family and registered a turnover of Rs 1,200 crore in 2019.

Try adding classical music to your workout playlist

The role of any workout music is to dull the pain, raise the spirits and possibly make time pass a little faster.
An outline drawing of Hercule Poirot

Poirot turns 100 — the refugee detective who stole Britain’s heart

Poirot was so loved by readers that Agatha Christie wrote 33 novels, two plays, and more than 50 short stories about him between 1921 and 1975.

On Camera

Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Supreme Court’s flawed verdict on Maratha quota shows why factoring caste history is crucial

Caste and varna abolition is now in the hands of RSS/BJP, which claims to represent all Indian Hindus, not just Dwijas, the upper castes.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

Defence

A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.