Persona

Dheeraj Kumar Singh

India’s Atom man

Issue 01, 2021 Persona

The history and evolution of the Indian atomic energy programme is synonymous with the life of Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha. Often referred to as the father of India’s atomic energy programme, Dr Bhabha had a prodigious persona and ....

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Amitava Nag

The man behind Apu

Issue 06, 2020 Persona

It was August 9, 1958. The place was Beleghata CIT Road, Calcutta (not Kolkata yet). Academy Award recipient Satyajit Ray was shooting the third part of his Apu trilogy, Apur Sansar (The W....

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Suman Doonga

Notes to remember

Issue 05, 2020 Persona

Pandit Jasraj needs no introduction. One of the most accomplished vocalists of Hindustani classical music of the north Indian style, he was known for his soul-stirring voice and multi-octave range. With his demise on August 17, a....

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Bill Davis

The Swami’s progress

Issue 04, 2020 Persona

In September 1893, when Swami Vivekananda arrived in Chicago, USA, to deliver his now iconic address at the Parliament of Religions, the Western world didn’t think much of the saffron-robed Indian representative. Within a few d....

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Aarti Kapur Singh

Larger Than Life

Issue 03, 2020 Persona

Rishi Kapoor had once described himself as a “hyphen between a famous father, and a famous son”. Debuting on the silver screen at the age of two in one of his grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor’s plays, all baby Chintu....

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Aarti Kapur Singh

The Legacy of a Trailblazer

Issue 03, 2020 Persona

Everyone knew Irrfan Khan was suffering from a rare variant of cancer, but when he sent out a video message to help promote his last film, Angrezi Medium, his fans hoped he would be back to blaze up the silver screen aga....

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Arijit Choudhary

Champion of the tribes

Issue 02, 2020 Persona

“This is truly the age where the joota [shoe] is Japani [Japanese], patloon [pants] is Englishtani [British] and the topi [hat] is Roosi [Russian]. But the dil [heart] is always Hindustani (Indian). My country – proud, beautiful, hot, humid, cold....

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Gautam Choubey

Lesson form a Classic

Issue 01, 2020 Persona

In the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi one finds ready roadmaps to meet several challenges. Gandhi saw politics as a vocation that sought to serve humanity through principles and practices tha....

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Ministry of External Affairs
Aarti Kapur Singh

More than Just a star

Issue 05, 2019 Persona

His blood, toil, tears and sweat won him India’s most prestigious award for cinematic brilliance, the coveted National Film Award for Best Actor (which he shared with Vicky Kaushal for U....

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MK Raina

The public intellectual India will miss

Issue 03, 2019 Persona

In 1966, the National School of Drama (NSD) performed an Urdu translation of a never-heard-of Kannada play Tughlaq, written by Girish Karnad. It was the first ever production of the play, in a language it wasn’t even written in, ....

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