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Suella Braverman — UK Conservative home secretary with a love of Empire & disdain for migrants

Braverman’s comments on Empire and immigration are not new; she has also said it was her 'dream' to send UK asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Raaj Kumar—Bollywood prince left the police force to live a king-sized life in his white shoes

Whether white shoes were needed for a certain character on screen, Raaj Kumar insisted on wearing them in every shot.

Her lips painted red, ghazal queen Begum Akhtar sang with a ‘pain in her voice’

She turned the break in her voice during high pitched notes into her virtue, for she knew how to mould it.

One last Jhulan Goswami day—pioneer swing bowler who lifted women’s cricket in India

A pioneer in seam and swing bowling with a longevity comparable to James Anderson and Richard Hadlee, Goswami’s retirement marks a seismic shift in India’s pace stocks.

‘My name is Prem, Prem Chopra’—India’s favourite villain is more than a Bollywood bad boy

With over 400 films to his credit, Prem Chopra remains one of the strongest pillars of Bollywood.

Narayana Guru, the anti-caste social reformer who fought Brahmins for Ezhavas’ rights

In 1888, Narayana Guru irked Brahmins by consecrating a rock from Neyyar River as Lord Shiva for the Ezhavas. He consecrated many Shiva idols in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

B.B. Lal—first archaeologist who showed proof that Ayodhya was no mythology

A real-life Indiana Jones, B. B. Lal dug deep at the sites associated with the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Why Vikram Batra became the face of Kargil conflict

Batra’s tenacity and tactical acumen was said to be a deciding factor in India’s successful recapture of Tololing Ridge’s Point 5140 mountain.

‘Duchess of Depression’ Leela Chitnis paved the way for Nirupa Roy, Lalita Pawar in Bollywood

Bollywood’s favourite ‘afflicted maa' was a struggling single mother in real life

Ilaiyaraaja son Yuvan is music icon who stirred Tamils to say ‘I don’t know Hindi, go away’

Yuvan Raja completes 25 years in the Tamil music industry without having composed for Rajinikanth or Kamal Haasan. Things turned political when he embraced Islam.

On Camera

YourTurn

Tribes of India | wikimedia commons

British didn’t just introduce criminal tribes, they also had a police...

The British administration marked out entire communities as ‘criminal’ through Criminal Tribes Act. And the policemen helped form guidelines to identify those communities.
Female labour force participation in India is among the lowest in the world, according to World Bank | ANI 

‘Remarkably resilient, better prepared’: World Bank revises India’s economic growth to...

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed India in good stead compared to other emerging market economies, says World Bank. Lowers next year’s growth estimate from 7% to 6.6%.

Defence

Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.