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Who was Annabhau Sathe, whose statue will be unveiled in Moscow on Wednesday?
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Who was Annabhau Sathe, whose statue will be unveiled in Moscow on Wednesday?

Annabhau Sathe was a social reformer, activist, author and poet who is widely regarded as the Father of Dalit literature. Greatly inspired by the Russian revolution and the Communist ideology, Sathe was the first Indian whose books were prescribed in Russian universities

Classical language status for Marathi: Maharashtra chief minister writes to PM Modi for approval
India

Classical language status for Marathi: Maharashtra chief minister writes to PM Modi for approval

Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy had told the Rajya Sabha on 3 February this year that the proposal was under consideration

First Take| Introspecting on loneliness, solitude with films Kaasav, Nowhere Special and After Love
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First Take| Introspecting on loneliness, solitude with films Kaasav, Nowhere Special and After Love

Cinema about bereavement and solitude is always a cathartic experience. Three recent films, one Marathi and two British, on loss and acceptance, had me crying out loud.

In Marathi film Gulabjaam, a delectable journey of local cuisine explores the ties between food and memory
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In Marathi film Gulabjaam, a delectable journey of local cuisine explores the ties between food and memory

Somewhere in between perfecting the subtle flavours of the suralichi vadi and the generous sweetness of besan ladoos, the film also becomes a narrative of coming home and simultaneously moving on, all the while food being the common ingredient that ties the past to the present.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas named Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson: Film & TV updates
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas named Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson: Film & TV updates

Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.

Sumitra Bhave, director of Marathi films Devrai and Kaasav, passes away at 78
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Sumitra Bhave, director of Marathi films Devrai and Kaasav, passes away at 78

Sumitra Bhave breathed her last at a private hospital in Pune on Monday morning, said her longtime collaborator Sunil Sukthankar.

Marathi movie Puglya bags Best Foreign Language film award at Moscow International Film Festival
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Marathi movie Puglya bags Best Foreign Language film award at Moscow International Film Festival

"Winning at Moscow International Film Festival is a great deal of pride for me and the team,” says Puglya filmmaker Vinod Sam Peter.

Karnataka deputy CM seeks UT status for Mumbai after Uddhav Thackeray makes similar demand for Belagavi
India

Karnataka deputy CM seeks UT status for Mumbai after Uddhav Thackeray makes similar demand for Belagavi

Thackeray had said that areas dominated by Marathi-speaking people on the state's border with Karnataka should be declared as a Union Territory till the Supreme Court gives its final verdict on the issue

Amazon will soon launch Marathi language support on its platform following controversy in Maharashtra
India

Amazon will soon launch Marathi language support on its platform following controversy in Maharashtra

“Work has already begun to launch Marathi shopping experience and seller registration soon,” Amazon recently said in a tweet.

Ravi Patwardhan, veteran Marathi actor, passes away due to health issues at 84
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Ravi Patwardhan, veteran Marathi actor, passes away due to health issues at 84

Ravi Patwardhan was last seen in the ZEE Marathi show Agga Bai Sasubai as Aajoba.

BS Yediyurappa condemns Ajit Pawar's remark on Belgaum border issue, says Maharashtra DCM is 'trying to incite fire'
India

BS Yediyurappa condemns Ajit Pawar's remark on Belgaum border issue, says Maharashtra DCM is 'trying to incite fire'

Pawar had Tuesday urged people to work towards fulfilling Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's dream of incorporating Belgaum, Karwar and Nipani — areas of Karnataka which have substantial Marathi-speaking population — into Maharashtra

Jaan Kumar Sanu apologises for 'anti-Marathi' remarks on Bigg Boss 14; Colors TV issues statement
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Jaan Kumar Sanu apologises for 'anti-Marathi' remarks on Bigg Boss 14; Colors TV issues statement

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu recorded a video apology after his comments about fellow contestant Nikki Tamboli speaking Marathi on the show caused an uproar on social media.

On Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary, stories of his childhood, how he moulded Pune's culture
Arts & Culture

On Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary, stories of his childhood, how he moulded Pune's culture

Today, Bal Gangadhar Tilak's influence can be felt strongly in the city’s pulse – in the elongated Tilak Road (one of many in India); in the sarvajanik Ganeshotsav and Shivajayanti festivities, celebrations which he organised to nurture communal harmony; and in the Kesari Wada, his home, nestled in the heart of the city.

Minority languages suffer from institutional neglect, biases as Indian govt saves its focus for 'classical languages'
Opinion

Minority languages suffer from institutional neglect, biases as Indian govt saves its focus for 'classical languages'

Minority languages suffer from institutional neglect since India’s states, founded on the principle of linguistic nationalism, view these languages with suspicion. The Central Government, on the other hand, saves its focus for English and Hindi, the undeserving recipient of nationwide propagation.

Aika to the Baika: Verse meets social critique in new lavani about how police can better deal with women's complaints
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Aika to the Baika: Verse meets social critique in new lavani about how police can better deal with women's complaints

As its refrain suggests, Aika to the Baika prompts the viewer to listen, to really listen to women. Though it is infamous for indulging only in themes like desire, sensuality, love and longing, lavani has in fact for centuries been employed as a tool for social messaging. Aika to the Baika is a modern iteration of the samajik lavani, a 'lyrical banter'.

On Marathi Bhasha Din, Maharashtra Assembly passes resolution seeking 'classical language' tag from Centre
India

On Marathi Bhasha Din, Maharashtra Assembly passes resolution seeking 'classical language' tag from Centre

The Maharashtra legislative Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution recommending to the Centre to accord Marathi the status of a "classical language"

Maharashtra govt considering to make Marathi language compulsory subject till Class 10, says Deputy CM Ajit Pawar
India

Maharashtra govt considering to make Marathi language compulsory subject till Class 10, says Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

'We all live in Maharashtra and every child should read and write Marathi properly', said Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan's epic drama, makes Rs 15.10 cr on opening day
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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan's epic drama, makes Rs 15.10 cr on opening day

According to trade analysts, Tanhaji started picking up in the latter part of the day, and has been performing exceedingly well in Maharashtra.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review — Saif Ali Khan, Kajol's performances elevate Ajay Devgn's tepid film
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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review — Saif Ali Khan, Kajol's performances elevate Ajay Devgn's tepid film

Unlike Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, Ajay Devgn fails to take his character beyond the written word, which makes the protagonist of Tanhaji rather one-dimensional.

'Why didn't BJP grant full farm loan waiver in Maharashtra when in power?': Shiv Sena hits out at party in Saamana editorial
Politics

'Why didn't BJP grant full farm loan waiver in Maharashtra when in power?': Shiv Sena hits out at party in Saamana editorial

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly on the last day of the state legislature's winter session in Nagpur