Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicMalgudi Days

Topic: Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days to Karamchand – the Doordarshan classics that deserve a lockdown comeback

These classic Doordarshan shows developed a massive fan following when they first aired, and have inspired remakes and revivals.

A pioneer of Indian literature, RK Narayan was a talent beyond Swami and Friends

The first English writer to win the Sahitya Akademi award, Narayan's simple, unassuming narrative continues to strike a chord with literary enthusiasts.

Girish Karnad’s last work was an unfinished autobiography in English

Acted in classics Manthan and Malgudi Days, Sahitya Akademi awardee Girish Karnad revisited historical figure in plays such as Tughlaq and Yayati from Mahabharata.

With Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan paid a timeless ode to the common man

Legendary writer R.K. Narayan's journey began in erstwhile Madras in 1906. On his 112th birth anniversary, we remember a man who can't be forgotten.

On Camera

YourTurn

An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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