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The mythopoeia of a machete

Two vigilante revenge dramas, one set in rural Punjab and the other somewhere in the Hindi heartland, released within four years of each other. Both went on to blaze a long trail. Both made their way into the popular consciousness during a period of national emergency. And both, with their oft-quoted dialogues and consequential characters, […]

International

India and Pakistan must have long-term vision to improve ties: China

China on Friday called upon India and Pakistan to look ahead and turn the current dip in their ties into an opportunity to “fundamentally” improve their relationship through dialogue. Addressing an annual press conference on the sidelines of the session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s parliament, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

International

UK family finds Indian treasure worth millions looted under British rule lying in attic

The odds of finding a treasure worth millions just lying around in your attic and becoming multimillionaires overnight mostly existed in movies and TV shows, until now. According to a report on metro.co.uk, a couple living in Berkshire recently came about artefacts looted by their ancestor from Tipu Sultan’s palace in 1799, when India was […]

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How is sound created in a xylophone?

The wedding brass band, Lata perennials on the paan shop transistor, deshbhakti songs at rallies, amplified M.S. at the roadside temple — wanted and unwanted, beautiful and cacophonous, music surrounds Indian life at all times and in all places. But there have been few efforts to document its all-pervasive and powerful place in our lives. […]

International

China for Pak., India turning tensions into an opportunity to “fundamentally” improve ties through talks

China on Friday called upon India and Pakistan to look ahead and turn the current dip in their ties into an opportunity to “fundamentally” improve their relationship through dialogue. Addressing an annual press conference on the sidelines of the session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s parliament, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, […]