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Girish Karnad and Shabana Azmi in Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's, Swami | Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Shabana Azmi is what Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay thought of when he wrote Swami

The 1977 film is an excellent tribute to Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s book, which put the woman and her desires and angst in the forefront.

Music, folklore & passion — how BV Karanth transformed Indian theatre

Remembering BV Karanth, the powerhouse who brought south Indian theatre to the forefront, on his 90th birth anniversary
Girish Karnad in a still from Manthan | Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.

In Manthan, Girish Karnad showed why change matters through the Amul story

Manthan is not a simplistic do-gooder story about rescuing a village with new ideas. The film is beautifully layered and had an outstanding cast.
Kathua rape case main convicts

Jagran says Kathua rape judgment lesson to all, Dinamani asks why no death penalty

A round up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues
Arvind Subramanian

Former CEA lowers GDP to 4.5% in 2011-12 to 2016-17 period & Vivek Katju on Pakistan

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Girish Karnad’s ‘Tughlaq’ on a ‘bigger stage’ and Railways’ massage services

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Girish Karnad | Commons

PM Modi and Mevani both remember Girish Karnad and World Cup on Tharoor’s mind

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum
Girish Karnad | ANI Photos

Girish Karnad’s last work was an unfinished autobiography in English

Acted in classics Manthan and Malgudi Days, Sahitya Akademi awardee Girish Karnad revisited historical figure in plays such as Tughlaq and Yayati from Mahabharata.
Girish Karnad in Manthan. | YouTube

Girish Karnad, the prolific filmmaker and actor whose movies mirrored society

Some of Girish Karnad’s remarkable award-winning movies both as a director and actor are Vamsha Vriksha, Samskara, Nishant, Iqbal and Manthan.

Writer, actor, playwright Girish Karnad dies at 81 in Bengaluru

Girish Karnad, winner of Jnanpith award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, succumbed to multiple-organ failure at his residence in Bengaluru.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.