Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicHarry Potter

Topic: Harry Potter

Schools to NUJS and IIT – 25 yrs on, how Harry Potter made it to Indian academics

From law school to literature classes and campus quizzes, Harry Potter has become quite the academic phenomenon in both Indian schools and colleges.

‘Shararat’ — the sitcom Indian kids tuned to for daily dose of magic before Harry Potter

‘Shararat – Thoda Jaadu, Thodi Nazaakat’ aired on Star Plus from 24 January, 2003 to 17 November, 2006, and centered around the lives of three generations of friendly witches.

You come for Fantastic Beasts 3 but stay for Hogwarts — it’s only for Potterheads

Unlike 'Harry Potter' films that had Rowling's books to rely upon, Fantastic Beasts 3 was written for the screen. That was its ultimate test.

JK Rowling shares ‘memories of serious sexual assault’ as she defends her anti-trans tweets

In a 3,600-word essay, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling talked about her experience as a sexual assault survivor, and how it shaped her views regarding transgender people.

JK Rowling has always been tone-deaf. Just look at the Harry Potter Universe

One look at Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise can tell you how embarrassingly undiverse it is — afterthought postscript revelations about characters do not count.

J.K. Rowling releases first two chapters of her new book ‘The Ickabog’ online for free

The author said the book is a story about ‘truth and the abuse of power’ and she began working on it ‘in fits and starts’ between Harry Potter books. 

Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Beckham bring Hogwarts home with Harry Potter readings

Actor Daniel Radcliffe kicked off the #HarryPotterAtHome initiative by reading the first chapter of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.

Coronavirus pandemic is our Harry Potter moment — an event that changes life forever

As Thomas Friedman said, coronavirus has put us at the cusp of a historical divide. There’s BC, before coronavirus, and AC, after coronavirus, from here on.

J.K. Rowling sends boxful of gifts for young Jammu fan who wrote essay on her

In a video posted as part of a thread of tweets, a gushing Kulsum reads the note by Rowling: ‘It would be an honour to meet you one day. With Love.’

He may be The Boy Who Lived, but Harry Potter is actually more about death

This theme at the core of Rowling’s wizarding world speaks directly to a universal human reality: The struggle to come to terms with our mortalit

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.