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A screenshot from the Gillette ad | YouTube

Gillette has it right, advertisers can’t just celebrate masculinity & ignore #MeToo

No advertising campaign challenging stereotypes about girls and women has ever been this controversial.
music

New documentary puts spotlight back on Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual crimes

The documentary 'Leaving Neverland' has been called so sexually explicit that counselors were in the lobby of the film festival where it was screened. 
Dating apps

10 apps to take you from casual sex to marriage vows

From Tinder to BharatMatrimony, Bumble to Gleeden, AI will get you whatever you're looking for. It is India's new matchmaker.
Some psychologists claim that the obsessive need to post selfies is a genuine mental disorder (Representational image)

Selfies are leading people to get plastic surgery. Not true, say psychiatrists

A study by a Mumbai-based cosmetic surgeon has claimed that obsession with selfies was driving people to seek a little nip & tuck.
Somnath temple | Commons

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani declares 500m zone around Somanth and Ambaji temples vegetarian

CM Vijay Rupani’s order means no non-vegetarian food, will be sold near the premises of the two temples located in Gujarat.
Nambi Narayanan

ISRO ex-scientist Narayanan, lawyer HS Phoolka, journalist Kuldip Nayar among Padma awardees

The full list of awardees includes four Padma Vibhushans, 14 Padma Bhushans and 94 Padma Shris.
Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the award posthumously.
Representational image | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

That rumour you read on WhatsApp can be deadly

Differential privacy is a potential solution to battle fake news. Apple uses it to extract insights from large sets of data without compromising any particular individual's privacy.
File image of Krishna Sobti | Commons

Eminent Hindi author and poet Krishna Sobti dies at 93

A Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awardee, Krishna Sobti had spent the past two months in a Delhi hospital.
PM Narendra Modi in Nepal

Befriending peacocks to being #Humbled: Modi is winning Instagram to woo millennials

PM Narendra Modi is the most-followed world leader on Instagram, where he shares glimpses of the man behind the public office.

OnCamera

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
most favored nation

Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

Defence

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Pulwama attack raises questions on Kashmir’s intelligence and security structure

Attack on CRPF convoy required getting explosives, rigging the vehicle and training. How did multiple security agencies in J&K fail to pick up on this?
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.