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Roy's Devdas (1955), with the haunting performance of actor Dilip Kumar, came to define the character-with several later stars trying their hand at playing the tragic hero

Why Bimal Roy’s Devdas remains the first among equals

Of the 16 adaptations of Sarat Chandra's novella, the most iconic remains director Bimal Roy's film on Devdas.
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the creator of some of Indian literature’s most iconic women

Sarat Chandra, who died this day 81 years ago, fashioned outspoken contemporary women at a time when women's lives were mostly confined to their homes.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.