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AYUSH scientists slam IMA for calling their systems ‘unscientific’, question HCQ & remdesivir

About 300 AYUSH scientists have asked the Indian Medical Association five questions, including on the “silence” of allopathic doctors on the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the Covid-19 treatment protocol, despite no evidence that it is effective, reports Himani Chandna.

#BoycottTanishq trends after ad on Hindu-Muslim marriage accused of promoting ‘love jihad’

An advertisement by Titan Group’s Tanishq Jewellery featuring an interfaith married couple received severe backlash on Twitter, with ‘#BoycottTanishq’ among the top trends earlier this week. The 45-second Tanishq ad shows a Muslim family celebrating a traditional South Indian baby shower ceremony for their pregnant daughter-in-law, reports Revathi Krishnan.

Rahul Gandhi’s liberal supporters do him great disservice

A liberal echo chamber assures Congress leader Rahul Gandhi every day that he is the best thing that happened to India — and votes don’t matter, writes Shivam Vij.

Salman, Aamir, SRK & KJo production houses move court against Arnab Goswami, Navika Kumar

A civil suit was filed by 34 top Bollywood producers and four film industry associations in the Delhi High Court earlier this week against four journalists for their ‘derogatory’ remarks against Bollywood, reports Bhadra Sinha.

Indians’ food passion matched by generosity, says UK historian as ‘dumb idli tweet’ goes viral

British historian Edward Anderson has been flooded with idli advice and offers since he labelled the food item ‘boring’ on Twitter. Anderson’s tweet was a reply to a survey by food app Zomato India, started on 4 October, that asked users to name “that one dish you could never understand why people like so much”, reports Pia Krishnankutty.

Don’t look at Netflix’s Bad Boy Billionaires for closure. Love-hate relationship will go on

Indians’ worshipped their bad boy billionaires Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Subrata Roy, until their ultra-rich idols ran into legal hurdles, writes Shubhangi Misra.

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s edition of ‘National Interest’.

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