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A waste picker segregating plastic waste at Tikri Kalan in New Delhi. | Simrin Surur/ThePrint

The pandemic built new trade barriers that hurt plastic pollution

Cross-border frictions prevent economies of scale in tackling plastic pollution. Governments must collaborate to scale the circular economy at a global level.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Shyam Benegal’s DD show Yatra heroed the train in 1986, long before SRK and Kajol in DDLJ

The 15-part series came to life thanks to the Indian Railways, which provided Benegal with a 10-bogey train for 50 days at the cost of Rs 30 lakhs.

Pakeezah is that rare film whose making is as much of a story as the actual plot

Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah took a decade-and-a-half to be made, but is now synonymous with its star, Meena Kumari, who died just after it finally released.
Mohammad Rafi | Photo: Commons

‘Tum mujhe yun bhula na paaoge’ — remembering Mohammad Rafi 40 years after his death

Legendary singer Mohammad Rafi passed away on 31 July 1980, but to music lovers, his versatility and wide range remain unmatched even now.
A still from the movie | Photo via Twitter

Raat Akeli Hai review: Netflix’s Nawazuddin-Radhika Apte thriller checks all the right boxes

Honey Trehan's crime drama explores greed, corruption and the nexus between the police and the state. With an ensemble cast that delivers, this film would have dazzled on the big screen.
YouTube screengrab from the trailer of Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi review — an unlikeable heroine portrayed brilliantly but with too much drama

Based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, Amazon Prime Video’s new movie starring Vidya Balan has some great moments, but they don’t come together.
There has been a 55 per cent increase in the number of child trafficking cases in Assam in 2019 | Illustration by Soham Sen

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a look at the numbers in India

For this year's UN observance against trafficking, the spotlight is on first responders and the challenges they have faced in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with daughter Miraya and mother Sonia Gandhi | Instagram

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra goes black and white on Instagram for women empowerment campaign

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a photograph of her with her mother Sonia Gandhi & daughter Miraya as part of the #womensupportingwomen campaign.
Actor Kumkum | Twitter

Yesteryear actor Kumkum dies at 86

Kumkum, who was known for her roles in songs like 'Kabhi aar, kabhi paar' and 'Mere mehboob qayamat hogi', died at her Bandra residence due to age-related issues.

‘Gorgeous drama but flat dialogue’ — Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ opens to mixed reactions

The first episode of BBC’s first period drama starring only people of colour aired Sunday. An adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel, the show will come to India later in this year on Netflix.

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Congress

Congress blaming UPA for poll losses because it needs scapegoats to save Rahul from blame

In episode 538 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the latest mess in Congress where leaders are blaming UPA govts for poll losses to pave Rahul Gandhi's comeback.
The Orchard road in Singapore. | Pixabay

Decline of shopping mecca Orchard Road shows just how badly Covid has hit Singapore

With global travel restrictions robbing Singapore of around $20 billion in tourism receipts, the glitzy shopping hub is tracing the country’s economic decline.

Defence

Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.