By Suresh Pattali
In the golden age preceding the invention of the internet and the smartphone, Indians typically woke up in the morning listening to a cacophony of birds, interlaced with All India Radio’s (Akashvani) signature caller tune. Radio was our only window to the outside world, apart from a bunch of newspapers and magazines. That Akashvani melody based on raga Shivaranjini, composed in 1936 by Walter Kaufmann, a Jewish refugee living in India, energised hundreds of millions of people taking a plunge into the hustle and bustle of daily life. We savoured the Akashvani news with breakfast.
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By Josh Arnup
The Hound is the best character in Game of Thrones. Wait, let me rephrase that, The Hound is the best character. Ever. Continue reading What I learnt about bullies from this guy called The Hound
By Sherouk Zakaria
It all started with a mouse that came from a dream. But Walt Disney initially failed when he created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character that Charles Mintz took credit for. Disney went back to his studio and, determined not to give up, started sketching what would become the most recognisable symbol of Disney: Mickey Mouse. Continue reading I dreamt of Disney and it came true
By Anita Iyer
Meet him at the fountain in front of the pile gate at 9.30am, he said. And further, “I shall be carrying a Targaryen flag,” my guide for the walking ‘Game of Thrones tour’ said in his Croatian accent on the phone, and hung up. Continue reading Guess what the GOT crew had to carry up and down stairs?
By Anamika Chatterjee
Slice-of-life entertainment complementing social commentary. Pakistani dramas have had a fascinating journey through the years
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A thirst for power has long been one of man’s most defining attributes. We know it from the stories of kings and queens who ruled kingdoms in ancient times, with the odd dragon thrown in, and we know it from watching games unfold on news channels, the theatre of politics playing out on television screens, on our digital feeds, really everywhere you look. Continue reading It’s not so complicated. This Game of Thrones fan dumbs it down for you