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Osho Rajneesh, Indian mystic who promised utopia and ended up with bioterrorism in US

Osho's 'neo-sanyasis' are spread across the world. He built his own city in Oregon in US with an airport, owned 93 Rolls-Royces, and propounded radical philosophies.

Jhoome Jo Pathaan with an Indonesian twist. YouTuber Vina Fan now has SRK in her DM

Shah Rukh Khan is Vina Fan's favourite. She has also recreated songs featuring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan and Shahid Kapoor.

Mahasweta Devi–the crusader, activist, writer who fought for the oppressed

For Mahasweta Devi, genuine history is formed by the common people.

Fearless Nadia, Hunterwali who thrilled Indian audiences with death-defying stunts

Nadia became famous with a scene that showed her taming lions. But she was a feminist icon too who shed patriarchal tropes popular in Indian cinema during the ’40s.

Ishar Singh–first Sikh soldier to receive Victoria Cross for heroics in Waziristan

The soldier took a bullet to his chest while fighting Mahsud Tribes at Haidar Kach in 1921, but took the rifle of another soldier and launched a counter-attack.

Remembering Shaheed Udham Singh, the revolutionary who avenged Jallianwala Bagh

Udham Singh was hanged on 31 July 1940 for killing former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer, in March of that year.

Baba Amte — who broke social norms to knit an inclusive India

Baba Amte, born on 26 December 1914 as Murlidhar Devidas Amte, believed 'where there is fear, there is no love, and where there is no love, there is no God'.

Shankar, the political cartoonist to whom Nehru said ‘Don’t spare me!’

On Keshav Shankar Pillai's death anniversary, a look at the life of the fearless illustrator who is considered the father of political cartooning in India.

First female Telugu movie superstar P. Bhanumathi made others cry

One of Bhanumathi's most well-known roles was in the 1951 musical hit Telugu classic, Malliswari, opposite NTR, who later become Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Stanford’s Jay Bhattacharya is Fox regular, anti-lockdown. Twitter is his new foe

Jay Bhattacharya continues to advocate for herd immunity on Covid, despite his much-touted Swedish model resulting in an unnatural number of deaths.

On Camera

YourTurn

Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar, where the Bharat Jodo Yatra has culminated | Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Bharat Jodo Yatra has worked more for Rahul Gandhi. Congress’ walk...

In such a buzz-creating yatra, not one new Congress leader was born. Pramod Mahajan, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi emerged from Advani's and Manohar Joshi’s yatras.
File photo of trade unions protesting the Modi government's labor codes in Bhubaneswar | ANI

Economic Survey says govt’s labour codes ‘in tune with market trends’....

Four labour codes, amalgamating 29 laws, were passed in 2019 & 2020. But central, state govts have yet to notify the laws that will cater to around 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.