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How Twitter trolls forced Brig Lidder’s daughter to close account, days after he died in crash

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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‘Woke, opinionated, next Gurmehar Kaur’ — Twitter bullies force Aashna Lidder to close account

Aashna Lidder, daughter of Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder who died in the IAF chopper crash in Coonoor earlier this month — deactivated her Twitter account after social media trolls went through her tweets and bullied her for being “opinionated” and “woke”, reports ThePrint’s Nikhil Rampal.

‘Major Keen Kumar’ — Army officer’s clever introduction to Chinese soldier at LAC goes viral

A short video showing an interaction between Indian & Chinese soldiers has social media users quite amused, writes Tenzin Zompa.

Pani puri, comedy & intolerance — Two days with Munawar Faruqui, the comedian denied a stage

In an interview with Vandana Menon, stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui talks about how he is navigating his career after his last 16 shows were cancelled in a row amid threats from Hindutva groups.

Indians are Vitamin D deficient. And no, it can’t be fixed by diet alone

Although India gets surplus sun, a large percentage of Indians suffer from significant Vitamin D deficiency. This has become a public health problem of epidemic proportions, writes Subhasree Ray.

What’s the hype about Miss Universe Harnaaz? Anyone can be ‘Miss Whatever’ on social media today

We have raced ahead to learn and be more inclusive. At a time when anyone can be a ‘beauty queen’ on social media, Miss Universe has become a crown of the past, writes Tina Das.

C-Voter survey shows what Indians feel about China, Bangladesh and Pakistan. It’s startling

A survey of 2,339 randomly selected people shows that while Indians remain realistic when it comes to the “eternal” friendship between China and Pakistan, many are on the fence about Bangladesh, write Yashwant Deshmukh and Sutanu Guru.

How boorish treatment of Kohli by Ganguly’s BCCI takes Indian cricket back to an inglorious past

Ganguly is BCCI chief, Dravid is coach, Laxman heads NCA. And Kohli, all-conquering (in Tests) captain, is now in firing line. It’s hard to decipher, and infuriating for fans, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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