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Pulling off the Impossible: Making of Pather Panchali

The story of making of Pather Panchali, one of world’s cinema's masterpieces is itself a story which can well become a film script. A

Reason Across the Enemy Line: Vikarna, the Unheralded Hero of Mahabharata

  It is seldom that one hears a voice of reason from enemy lines. One such rare personality was Vikarna, the younger brother of

Hathipaon, Mussourie: Here Resided the Man After Whom Mt Everest Is Named

  The highest mountain in the world Mt Everest is named after Sir George Everest. Sir Everest is credited with the survey of India.

Cause for Applause: German Professor Delivers A Keynote Address in Chaste Bangla

The video features Prof Hans Harder delivering in fluent Bengali the keynote address at the inauguration of Book Fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015.

The Scientist Who Surprised a Bank Manager

  In August, 2012, Dr. Sumathi Rao, wife of Dr. Ashoke Sen, a theoretical physicist,  got a franatic call from a startled bank manager