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Indian cities are banning PUBG over fears the game is creating ‘psychopaths’

PUBG has become the most popular smartphone game in the world but nowhere has resistance to it been quite like in India.
Monopoly board on white

Monopoly was created 100 years ago to teach the dangers of capitalism

Progressive writer Elizabeth Magie Phillips designed the game in 1904 to teach players about the disadvantages of wealth concentration.
Poster of the film PM Narendra Modi

Still waiting for answers on why I was named in credits of movie PM Modi: Sameer Anjaan

Anjaan and fellow lyricist Javed Akhtar had both expressed shock at finding their names on the credits of the Modi biopic, saying they played no role in it.
People play Holi in Barsana, Mathura

A selection of 7 Bollywood songs to add colour to your Holi

ThePrint brings to you a playlist that has some rare gems, and also some familiar turn-of-the-century favourites.
TV personality Kylie Jenner attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City

Kylie Jenner has shown that mainstream brands need to keep up with the Kardashians

As the youngest self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner has proved that the social media phenomenon she represents is here to stay.

Robots guarded Buddha’s relics in an ancient Indian legend

According to the legend, Mauryan king Asoka battled with android warriors guarding Buddha's relics, and ultimately reigned over the army of automatons himself.
Shah Rukh Khan at a summit in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi govt plans to use Shah Rukh, Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif to promote Urdu language

Facing tough competition from private players for promotion of Urdu, the Modi govt wants Bollywood stars to mouth a few lines in Urdu and use them in videos.
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.

On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.