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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
Life

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
Entertainment

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
Entertainment

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

Of Thomas Stephens and his Kristapurana: How a 16th-century priest came to write Christian poetry in Marathi, Konkani
Life

Of Thomas Stephens and his Kristapurana: How a 16th-century priest came to write Christian poetry in Marathi, Konkani

Thomas Stephens was the first Englishman to land on the shores of Goa. But more than his role as a missionary, his main contribution was to Marathi-Konkani literature, in the form of the Kristapurana

News18 India retains status as most read regional news platform; unique visitors' count jumps 11.6% to 85 mn
Business

News18 India retains status as most read regional news platform; unique visitors' count jumps 11.6% to 85 mn

News18 Bangla2 grabbed the number one position amongst the Bengali news sites, with an incredible 21 percent month-on-month growth of unique visitors.

Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77: For many, the passing of the icon began many months before his death
Life

Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77: For many, the passing of the icon began many months before his death

Some will say that Nagarkar’s death is not the occasion to speak of all this. And yet, if there is one lesson to draw from death, it is that no one is indispensable in the dance of existence.

Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet
India

Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet

Majority of the families belonging to the Madia tribe in Maharashtra, whose lives have been disrupted by an encroaching ‘civilisation’, are left with a Hobson’s choice — assimilate and lose their Adivasi culture or resist and lose their lives

Baba teaser: Sanjay Dutt's maiden Marathi production explores the tenderness of a father-son relationship
Entertainment

Baba teaser: Sanjay Dutt's maiden Marathi production explores the tenderness of a father-son relationship

Sanjay Dutt has unveiled the first teaser of his maiden Marathi production venture Baba, starring Deepak Dobriyal in the lead

Watch: On Maharashtra Day, US Consulate of Mumbai mouth memorable dialogues from Marathi films
Entertainment

Watch: On Maharashtra Day, US Consulate of Mumbai mouth memorable dialogues from Marathi films

On the eve of Maharashtra Day and the birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke, the US Consulate of Mumbai paid a tribute to the 'Father of Indian cinema'.

Abhijeet Deshpande's Kashinath Ghanekar biopic brings the past to life with great performances
Entertainment

Abhijeet Deshpande's Kashinath Ghanekar biopic brings the past to life with great performances

As far as being faithful to the past goes, director Abhijeet Deshpande’s Ani… Dr Kashinath Ghanekar makes a decent debut.

SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest: If not CBI and police, whom should we trust, asks Harish Salve
India

SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest: If not CBI and police, whom should we trust, asks Harish Salve

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved it judgement in the Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest case.

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Nagorao Patankar's quest to reclaim history
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Nagorao Patankar's quest to reclaim history

The lyrics of a song that Nagorao Patankar performed in 1935 before BR Ambedkar went: "Dalito Ki Tawarikh/ Mulk Hindostan Se Pucho (The history of Dalits/ Ask the country called Hindostan)"

Janhvi Kapoor on Dhadak : 'Zingaat' is very important to the film in terms of story-line and characters
Entertainment

Janhvi Kapoor on Dhadak : 'Zingaat' is very important to the film in terms of story-line and characters

The Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter starrer is a remake of the 2016 Marathi film Sairat and it is scheduled to be released on 20 July.