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Jawani Diwani was candyfloss Bollywood, but it turned many stereotypes on their head

Fun and frothy, this light-hearted rom com features songs that are on every party playlist even today
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Anuradha, or the musical genius of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Lata Mangeshkar and Shailendra

Music is in every frame of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's film, and the soundtrack is the kind that stays in one's head for a long time.
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Balraj Sahni’s 1972 JNU speech: Men with power respected more today than men with talent

For 46 years until 2018, Jawaharlal Nehru University had only one convocation. The opening speech was delivered by actor and theatre personality Balraj Sahni.
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When my father Balraj Sahni showed the ills of capitalism to me in Kashmir

Whatever happened, sooner or later Balraj Sahni would return to Marx and Engels and the example of the Soviet Union. That was his answer to every social ill.
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Kabuliwala is the heart-rending childhood tale of innocence, love & fate

Balraj Sahni’s Kabuliwala perfectly captures the essence of a wonderful friendship that builds against the backdrop of hardship.
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Balraj Sahni, the common man’s hero who told their story through cinema

On his 106th birth anniversary, ThePrint recounts Balraj Sahni, his illustrious career, life as a writer and activist & his cult movies.
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Remembering the Manna from heaven and his evergreen melodies

Manna Dey was the fourth in a brilliant quartet with Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh. To that extent, he was denied the fame due to a genius like him.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

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India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.