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The 25-paise mag where R.K. Laxman began

R.K. Laxman may have made his name after a lifetime at The Times of India, but it was for a small Kannada humour monthly called Koravanji that the Mysore-born cartoonist drew his first works. The magazine had been inspired by the British satirical magazine Punch. The first issue saw the light of day, today, 70…

How a pioneering journalist became a horologist

Today is Ugadi, the dawn of the new year for people in the South Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While eating a pinch of bevu-bella (neem and jaggery) is a symbolic way of kicking off the new year, to signify that bitterness and sweetness should be accepted with equanimity, an equally important tradition…