Vir Das’ ‘Two Indias’ is based on pre-2014 nostalgia & forced funeral enacted by every liberal
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Vir Das’ ‘Two Indias’ is based on pre-2014 nostalgia & forced funeral enacted by every liberal

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

Standup comedian Vir Das | Photo: Twitter

Standup comedian Vir Das | Photo: Twitter

The India that Vir Das and liberals want – and the one they won’t talk about

Standup comedian Vir Das’ Kennedy Center monologue ‘Two Indias’ is based on a pre-2014 nostalgia and the forced funeral enacted by every liberal, writes Anurag Minus Verma.

Many more people commit suicide due to bad marriage than divorce, NCRB data shows

NCRB’s Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India report shows there were over 37,000 suicides for marriage-related reasons from 2016 to 2020, but only 7% of them were due to divorce, reports Nikhil Rampal.

‘Whistleblower’ Tathagata Roy wants to ‘expose the corrupt in BJP’, party calls him a liability

Former governor Tathagata Roy, in an exclusive chat with ThePrint’s Madhuparna Das, claimed he has not been granted ‘active membership’, which he gave up when he became Tripura governor in 2015.

Nehru was way ahead of his time. Seeing him through a 20/20 lens is wrong

Nehru defined the spirit of India that shaped the nationalism of its people. Not the small-minded, vulgar and bigoted version we see on display today, writes Shyam Saran.

For Harekala Hajabba, journey from orange cart to Padma Shri began with a foreigner’s question

Harekala Hajabba, who never went to school himself, started out as an orange-seller and is now lauded as a hero of education, writes Anusha Ravi Sood.

‘Health’ drinks for diabetes care in India have more chemical than essential nutrients

Many Indians buy ‘sugar free’ health drinks in the hope that they will be able to regulate their blood glucose and gain essential nutrients and energy. But does it happen? Subhasree Ray tells us.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.