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CDs of Michael Jackson at a shop in Tokyo | Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg News

To-hear-or-not-to-hear conundrum over Michael Jackson has brought out the ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture is as hotly debated as it is variously defined, but in its essence is the self-ban on works of people who have done terrible things to others.
File photo of Sapna Chaudhary during a performance | Facebook

Fame, fortune & attempted suicide — the story of Haryana pop queen Sapna Chaudhary

In just 4 years, dancer-singer Sapna Chaudhary has become a sex symbol & a cultural icon in Haryana and outside. ThePrint speaks to her about the journey.
A screen grab from one of Usha Devi's YouTube video

Coy and in ‘ghoonghats’, these women are taking over Youtube, TikTok with their rural lives

YouTube channels like Indian Girl Babita's Village and Sidhi Marwadi are helping rural women chart their own paths within the limits of local conventions.
A Cinepax Cinemas theatre in Lahore | cinepax.com

Bollywood films take a hit in Pakistan as tensions with India simmer

Bollywood movies, which account for about 60% of cinema consumption in Pakistan, are no longer being screened amid tensions over the Pulwama attack and IAF strikes in Balakot.
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Our love affair with smartphones has grown deeper than you think

Many people are making surprising smartphone trade-offs, a survey has found, with most respondents rating their smartphones above dating.
Representational image | Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

#MeToo wasn’t the first: Women-led movements aren’t new, especially in India

Long before #MeToo swept India, women successfully organised movements to protest issues like moral policing, sexist policies and sexual assault.
A painter at work inside the Shiv temple in Achan, Pulwama | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

A temple, a Kashmiri Pandit family in Pulwama’s Muslim-majority village and a story of hope

Immune to the tension surrounding the Valley, a village in Pulwama pulls together resources to renovate Hindu temple for lone Pandit family.
TV personality Kylie Jenner attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City

At 21, Kylie Jenner is changing the meaning of social media billionaire

Kylie Jenner grew her cosmetics business one Instagram post at a time to become the world's youngest billionaire. Her posts are now valued at $1 million apiece.
A view of the crowd of commuters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on World Population Day (WPD), in Mumbai | Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI

Why are South Asians more prone to heart disease? MASALA could hold the answer

A US study titled MASALA seeks to understand the high prevalence of heart attacks and strokes among South Asians.
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Michael Jackson wanted people, and the young boys, to believe he was the victim

Accounts of Jackson's sexual abuse of boys in HBO's documentary 'Leaving Neverland' is not news. But it shows that our culture tacitly decided to pretend Jackson might just be weird, not alarming.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?