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Tulsi Comics, the labour of love that gave Hindi readers characters like Angara & Jambu

More than two decades after Tulsi Comics had to close down, fans still remember the iconic, unique characters & artwork.

Habib Tanvir, the iconic playwright and director known for his work with tribal artists

Habib Tanvir travelled through the interiors of Chhattisgarh, meeting and working with local village artists, and used folk traditions in his plays.

Sumitranandan Pant, the beloved Hindi poet inspired by Lakshman and Napoleon

The first Hindi poet to be awarded the Jnanpith, he was a poet of nature, influenced by Karl Marx and Mahatma Gandhi.
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar | Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, the ‘Rashtrakavi’ whose words spoke to every Indian

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's words evoked a variety of sentiments in people’s hearts. Whether it was the Veer ras or Shringaar ras, the poet had mastered them all.

Dharmyug, a magazine that served as stepping stone for aspiring writers, artists

Hindi weekly magazine Dharmyug was 'read by everyone' and was the place where writers — across languages like Gujarati, Marathi Bengali, Tamil — were given their first break.
Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Mohan Rakesh — Hindi writer who unveiled realities of post-Independence middle-class life

On his 95th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks at the legacy of noted Hindi playwright who was an important pillar of the Nayi Kahani movement.
A primary school in New Delhi

ICSE drops famous ‘Jamun ka ped’ satirical story from syllabus months before class 10 boards

Noted poets questioned the ICSE council’s move to drop Hindi writer Krishan Chander's famous story on red tapism. The board didn’t cite a reason for its decision.

Bharatendu Harishchandra: The poet-playwright who sowed the seeds of Hindi nationalism

Father of modern Hindi literature, Bharatendu is best known for his sharp commentary on the social and economic state of colonial India.
A book on body building next to Premchand's novel | Ian Woolford/ThePrint

Munshi for millennials: Premchand and body building tips for the 21st century

If you know the name of only one Hindi novelist, it is probably that of Munshi Premchand.

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Kota

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parekh

Why loan restructuring is any day better than a moratorium — HDFC’s Deepak Parekh explains

Deepak Parekh says at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ that by giving a loan moratorium, the RBI is creating a problem for later on.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.