Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicMahesh Bhatt

Topic: Mahesh Bhatt

Ravi Pujari — English-speaking don, ‘Preity Zinta fan’ in Mumbai Police custody after 25 yrs

Gangster Ravi Pujari was brought back to India over 25 years after he fled. He was intercepted at a barber’s shop at Dakar in Senegal in 2019. There are 49 cases registered against him.

Parveen Babi put sex-appeal in 1970s Bollywood, but constantly fought mental health issues

Parveen Babi’s boldness on and off the screen stood in contrast to the Sati Savitri heroines who came before her, but paranoia haunted her existence.

I was part of Osho’s spiritual whorehouse cult & flushed his mala in disgust: Mahesh Bhatt

Rajneesh was a pleasure-peddler, an entertainer par-excellence, and a wordsmith. Netflix series Wild Wild Country feeds on that star power of his.

On Camera

YourTurn

Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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