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Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan

Fixer asked sheikh to pay $1.5 million to meet Bollywood stars, including Shah Rukh Khan

Now the Bahraini sheikh is accused of reneging on the agreement to pay.
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey in New Delhi | Vijay Verma/PTI

Jack Dorsey wants to ‘smash Brahminical patriarchy’, triggers Twitter outrage

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared in a photograph with women journalists holding this placard, irking Right-wing ideologues who called it ‘hate speech’.
File image of Ashim Mitra | pharamacy.umkc.edu

Indian prof in US said to treat his Indian students like servants. College did nothing

An investigation by The Kansas City Star reveals that for two decades, Dr Ashim Mitra would make scholars carry heavy equipment, tend his lawn & sit his dog.
File image of Zeenat Aman | Facebook

Zeenat Aman, diva who dared Bollywood conventions on screen but believed in them off it

A movie star in the 1970s, Zeenat Aman introduced Bollywood viewers to a novel Western sensibility with her unconventional personality.
Picture for representational purposes only | Pexel

What to expect on an ultra-long-haul flight

Such technological advances are opening up new possibilities.

Indian women are getting assaulted on Tinder dates and no one knows how to stop it

Most women are reluctant to report matches from dating apps fearing retribution, which leaves the assaulters free to pursue others.
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.

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.

On Camera

Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
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?