Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicMagazines

Topic: magazines

Nandan, the children’s magazine that is more a collectors item for today’s generations

Nandan's appeal lay in the fact that it offered a combination of the traditional and the modern in its stories, poems, interactive columns and educational content.

Chandamama, the magazine that taught generations about ethics and India for six decades

First published in 1947, the magazine survived for six decades and now loyal fans have taken to preserving its comics online.

Why Indians don’t need filmy magazines for juicy Bollywood gossip anymore

Bollywood stars’ political views on the Narendra Modi government to romantic getaways of celebrities, you will find it all on your phone.

As Mahatma Gandhi turns 150, his news magazines Navjivan and Young India turn 100

After returning from South Africa, Gandhi first got to run Indian magazines in 1919 when two Home Rule League supporters offered him editorship of 'Young India'.

Why vinyl records, paper books and glossy magazines will never go away

The effect of psychological ownership will always trump technology -- it’s hard for people to feel they own something they can’t physically touch.

Phantom comics to political exposés: How Illustrated Weekly became a must-read

Under editors like Khushwant Singh, M.V. Kamath and Pritish Nandy, the magazine captured the imagination of urban erudite readers.

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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