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Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi — the hit musical comedy that Kishore Kumar had hoped would flop

Even after more than 60 years, the movie is immensely watchable, thanks to easy-breezy comedy, great chemistry, Kishore Kumar's energy and S.D. Burman's tunes.
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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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Amar Prem tells the story of relationships that have no name but the power to break hearts

Not Shakti Samanta, Rajesh Khanna or Sharmila Tagore – it was Anand Bakshi’s lyrics that gave this movie its soul.
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In Kati Patang, director Shakti Samanta created magic with Rajesh Khanna & R.D. Burman’s music

The film gave us evergreen hits like Yeh Shaam Mastani and Pyar Diwana Hota Hai featuring superstar Rajesh Khanna.
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Padosan is a film that can’t be made in today’s Republic of Easy Offended India

Cult comedy Padosan features Hindi cinema’s most popular duet and never runs out of laughs.
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When Kishore Kumar spoke to Pritish Nandy about Bombay, Hitchcock and his many wives

In this candid interview, the legendary singer talked about his love for nature and why he decided to move from Bombay to Khandwa.
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12 Kishore Kumar songs that are absolute gems but forgotten even by die-hard fans

Many forgotten songs by Kishore Kumar deserve the same treatment as his Dev Anand/Rajesh Khanna/Amitabh Bachchan classics.
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On his birthday, ThePrint will take Mukesh to the millennials with a little contest

To celebrate the 95th birth anniversary of one of India's greatest playback singers, we look back at some of our favourite Mukesh songs. You can send yours too.

Illustrating the Emergency: The darkest time-line in modern Indian history

Imposed by Indira Gandhi’s government, the Emergency lasted for 21 months, one of the darkest periods in Indian history.

On Camera

An empty Corso Umberto street, on the sixth day of an unprecedented lockdown in Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus in Naples Sunday | ANI vie Reuters

Lockdowns — can’t live with or without them in these Covid times

Without excellent testing and tracing, it takes a very strict lockdown to get infection numbers falling, whereas achieving explosive growth in Covid cases is very easy.
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Hindustan Unilever sees biggest revenue spike since 2011 on rural demand

The optimism, though, is yet to translate into gains for investors as Hindustan Unilever’s shares underperform while the IMF further slashed India's economic growth forecast.

Defence

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India releases Chinese soldier who ‘strayed’ across LAC in eastern Ladakh

The incident comes amid a massive deployment of troops by Indian and Chinese military in the region following the border standoff since May.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.