Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicSuperhero

Topic: Superhero

Chacha Chaudhary — Indian comic book hero who broke masculine archetypes like Superman, Batman

The character of Chacha Chaudhary filled a huge void in society in the 1970s — that of an Indian superhero — whom impressionable adolescents could admire and look up to.

‘Multiverse of Madness’ is Scarlet Witch ft Dr Strange in Sam Raimi’s horror masterclass

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is visually stunning, refreshing, scary — a heady tempering peppered with moments of MCU fan service.

Not all superheroes wear a cape. Netflix’s Minnal Murali wears a Mundu

When one thinks of superhero movies, one can anticipate violence or crime and lots of pseudoscience. Minnal Murali is nothing like that.

Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first on-screen Muslim superhero

As a researcher who has examined Muslim superheroes in American comics, I find Kamala to be the most intriguing.

Captain Vyom — India’s very own sci-fi superhero who came to life on Doordarshan

More than 20 years since it aired, the show, starring Milind Soman, will soon be adapted into a web series and five-part movie.

Parmanu — the Indian superhero who was both Atom and Ant-Man rolled into one

One of Raj Comics' most-loved creations, Parmanu was a muscular man in a yellow suit who had a Batman-like tragic origin story. A cop by day, he became a superhero at night.

Stan lee, force behind Marvel stable of superheroes, dies at 95

Lee died on Monday in Los Angeles.

Ruby Rose is the first openly gay woman to play Batwoman. India needs to take notes

Our country isn't even ready to see a woman superhero on screen, forget a lesbian one.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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