Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicShyam Benegal

Topic: Shyam Benegal

‘Samvidhaan’: Shyam Benegal’s show that told young India what went into drafting constitution

The series crunches down three years of Constituent Assembly debates into a 10-hour mini-series for young India.

Shyam Benegal’s DD show Yatra heroed the train in 1986, long before SRK and Kajol in DDLJ

The 15-part series came to life thanks to the Indian Railways, which provided Benegal with a 10-bogey train for 50 days at the cost of Rs 30 lakhs.

Manthan ad from the 90s, with which Amul joins TV nostalgia trip after Ramayan, Mahabharat

Amul’s 1996 ad titled Manthan tells the story of India's White Revolution using footage from Smita Patil's iconic film of the same name.

Shashi Kapoor in Junoon is a masterclass in how to humanise an unlikeable man

Shyam Benegal’s historical drama based on a Ruskin Bond story brings together the very best of Hindi cinema.

Mujibur biopic offers Modi govt another chance to mend ties with Bangladesh

Ties between India and Bangladesh have been strained over the Modi government’s decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Smita Patil — the ‘real’ woman Indian women could relate to

Intelligent, talented, and strong, Smita Patil proved to be a shining star in an industry that shames darkness.

185 personalities condemn FIR against celebrities who wrote open letter to PM

In a different open letter, 185 people from 'cultural community' have questioned the FIR, asking if it was a ploy to misuse courts to silence citizen's voices.

Forhan’s, the toothpaste that took care of a generation’s pearly whites

A bitter toothpaste that left a generation of Indians with sweet memories.

In Manthan, Girish Karnad showed why change matters through the Amul story

Manthan is not a simplistic do-gooder story about rescuing a village with new ideas. The film is beautifully layered and had an outstanding cast.

India will fund 40% of joint venture film on Bangladesh founder Mujibur Rahman

India will also co-produce with Bangladesh a documentary and radio show on the 1971 Liberation War, highlighting India’s role in Bangladesh’s freedom struggle.

On Camera

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File photo of US President Donald Trump | Twitter @realDonaldTrump

A war is brewing in US. Divided Republican camp pushing rivals toward far-Right terrorism

The bizarre meeting of a white supremacist, a Hitler-admiring black singer, and a former US president at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort shows all is not well with American democracy.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.