Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Culture

Alyque Padamsee dies at 90

Alyque Padamsee, the ad genius who kept advertisements simple and direct

Alyque Padamsee, who died Saturday, was also a theatre personality & played Jinnah to Ben Kingsley’s Gandhi in the 1982 Oscar winner
Netflix open on a laptop | Twitter

The meeting at which Netflix is said to have agreed to self-regulate in India

Netflix is said to have committed to look at global best practices and come up with a solution to self-regulate after meeting Modi govt officials.
Rajshri Deshpande in a still from Netflix's first Indian web series, Sacred Games | YouTube

After Amazon, Netflix said to have agreed to censor its content in India

Netflix has riled some sections in India with explicit violence & sex. But the firm says it has not agreed to censor its content.
PewDiePie

T-Series to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube—and not everyone is happy

At the beginning of the year, T-series had 30 million fans, fewer than half of the following for No. 1 PewDiePie.
Lilly Singh | Facebook

Lilly Singh takes a break as even Superwoman can’t tackle YouTube burnout

In a video blog titled ‘I'll see you soon...’, Indian-origin comedian Lilly Singh says she no longer understands YouTube culture.
T.M. Krishna

Organisers urged to cancel Carnatic musician TM Krishna’s concert to protect Hinduism

Event organisers have received threat calls indicating that hosting TM Krishna would mean denigrating Hindu religion and classical music legacy.
Initiative aimed at promoting budding filmmakers at the IFFI has been shelved

India’s international film fest junks plan to promote budding filmmakers

IFFI organisers Directorate of Film Festivals & Entertainment Society of Goa have reportedly junked the project, called Talent Hub.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh | Twitter

Why Italy is the perfect wedding destination for Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh

For one, good weather is almost always guaranteed. But there are other reasons why Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have decided to tie the knot in Italy.
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Why young Indians aren’t on Twitter

On his India trip, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sought to pitch Twitter as a platform to effect change, but India's young swear by other social networks.
Facebook App | Johannes Berg/Bloomberg

How the use of emoji on Islamophobic Facebook pages amplifies racism

Emoji can cloak microaggressions in humour and play.
amritsar attack

Do Amritsar & Kashmir violence signal internal security crisis like ‘90s under Ajit Doval?

Three people were killed in a grenade attack at a Nirankari prayer hall in Amritsar Sunday. The same day, a terrorist attack at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir...
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

How CBI went from being a caged parrot to a wild vulture

India’s premier anti-corruption agency has defied two decades of reform and become an embarrassment with its bosses calling each other thief.