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KL Saigal in 'Devdas' | Commons

Devdas: The tragic hero act that made KL Saigal a household name

On actor-singer KL Saigal's 115th birth anniversary, a look at PC Barua's iconic 1935 film that first put tragedy in Indian cinema’s romance.
Roy's Devdas (1955), with the haunting performance of actor Dilip Kumar, came to define the character-with several later stars trying their hand at playing the tragic hero

Why Bimal Roy’s Devdas remains the first among equals

Of the 16 adaptations of Sarat Chandra's novella, the most iconic remains director Bimal Roy's film on Devdas.
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay | Commons

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the creator of some of Indian literature’s most iconic women

Sarat Chandra, who died this day 81 years ago, fashioned outspoken contemporary women at a time when women's lives were mostly confined to their homes.
Amitabh Bachchan in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar | YouTube

How Kader Khan’s dialogues made Devdas look cool in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Prakash Mehra’s Muqaddar Ka Sikandar redefined Masala as a popular Bollywood genre.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.