God of small screen

Most TV channels today have a mythological show on air. The reason is simple — to connect with viewers by creating a link between stories they have heard while growing up with a more seamless narrative that they can watch. SANGEETA YADAV studies this new trend Back in 1987, Sundays were spent watching Ramayan. All household chores would…

Hijacked Online

150 nations are on a high alert alongwith India after the dangerous WannaCry ransomware hijacked official data in bulk. SANGEETA YADAV speaks to experts on the worst cyber attack in history It was a regular Monday morning on May 15, 2017. Employees at the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) were in for…

‘I take acting responsibly’

After doing intense and meaningful films like Citylight, Shahid, Aligarh and Trapped, Rao’s next big film is an out-and-out commercial romcom. He talks to SANGEETA YADAV about his film Behen Hogi Teri and the transformation he has gone through Raabta and Behen Hogi Teri are all set to hit the big screen. How does it feel? I…

‘Quality education for all’

Prof Ravindra Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), talks to  Sangeeta Yadav about setting up digital centres across India   How has Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) evolved from being an open distance learning to an open digital learning university? We aren’t an alternative education system. We are a parallel education system. Generally, we…