Read how the Indian Flag unfurled into its present form

At a time when India is trying to once again ‘Make In India’, The Perspective would like to remind its readers a sweet historical fact about the Indian flag and its origin. As the Indian flags in every nook and corner of the country unfurl today on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day, let…

Mohenjo Daro: The far from history flick

 Mohenjo Daro review by Alberto The translation of Mohenjo-daro stands for the mound of the dead men in Sindhi. Quite why the characters in the film would constantly refer to the thriving city in which they live in as that is beyond me.  If you want to watch the film to get your slice of…

This author who makes us revisit our childhood days was born today

Unlike today’s fast paced, technologically advanced generation, when the kids of the 90s were growing up, they used to find their special companions in story books. If you ask any kid now, who Enid Blyton was, chances are that you will be treated to a rather quizzical look. But to the kids now turned adults,…

Big time cricket to visit US shores this month

  It’s time for globalisation of cricket as big time competitive cricket is set to hit the American coast late this month. The Indian cricket team for the first time will be playing international matches in the United Stated of America when it will take on reigning World Twenty20 champions West Indies in a two-match…

Why not keep the faith away from uniform at the Olympics?

“We’re not uncomfortable in our bikinis,” is what a member of the US women Olympic beach volleyball team had said expressing no intention to cover up in the last Olympics despite new rules which allowed them to. And they continued with their skimpy crop-tops and bikini bottoms. Time and again, Olympic officials of several nations…

Gau rakshaks – The ‘bhakshaks’ of India?

It is true that it’s not possible to appease everybody all the time but getting slammed as the Prime Minister of India that too for advocating something sane from people who are in line with his party’s unspoken and unaccepted ideologies is probably something new. In his townhall address, PM Modi had, for the first…

Chronicle of a death foretold

Arnab Mukerji A 17-year-old boy dies. He bleeds to death on his way to hospital. How did it happen? No one knows though the gory incident happened in the evening at a birthday party of a girl in a high rise in one of the toniest localities of the city. No one knows how the…

Gunning for glory at Rio

Prashanto With the amount of nuclear weapon in possession of most of the nations, experts say there is little possibility of a Third World War which can lead to the destruction of the world only. Sports, most feel, have replaced war in the real term but at the same time come closest to it. Nations…

Is Sidhu waiting for CM ticket confirmation to say ‘yes’ to AAP?

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s decision to resign from the Rajya Sabha and his subsequent warcry against the BJP has not come as a surprise for many. He said that he quit because he was asked to stay away from Punjab but the leader on the other hand, launching a scathing attack on the saffron party,…

25 powerful characters played by Uttam Kumar

On Arun Kumar Chottopadhyay, aka Uttam Kumar’s 36th death anniversary, The Perspective makes a humble effort to list a few of his unforgettable characters that still take back any Bengali filmbuff to the nostalgic days of the iconic actor’s greatest hits Arindam Mukherjee in Nayak Surya Kishor Ray Chowdhury in Sanyasi Raja Antony Firingi, later…

BJP following politics of disruption over Mann’s video?

It is said that if you stay with someone for a long time then you tend to imbibe his/her qualities, if not in its entirety, to a certain extent. This seems to be the problem with the Bharatiya Janata Party too in the Upper House of Parliament. Till date, we knew that the Congress follows…

Sidhu’s second innings in politics: A hit or a miss?

The spectacular orator who can rile up masses with political rhetorics is no longer with BJP. According to reports, he is all set to become the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab. Yes, we are talking about none other than Navjot Singh Sidhu who has successfully given a new dimension…