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Jitender Singh Shunty receives the Padma Shri | Twitter | @jsshunty

A 1996 incident at a crematorium that changed Padma Shri awardee Jitender Singh Shunty’s life

Former BJP MLA set up Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal in 1996. It organises cremations for the poor & abandoned, and helped cremate 4,000 during second Covid wave.

Salim Ali wasn’t just your next-door bird lover. He conducted India’s first systematic survey

India is dotted with sanctuaries, institutions and birds named after Salim Ali. He loved birds without academic jargon and sentimentality.

Facebook’s 2nd metamorphosis for UP polls, and Kejriwal’s Ganga jal plan for Yamuna pollution

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Jayaprakash Narayan

In JP’s latest biography, a key question is missing—did he mainstream Jana Sangh?

At a discussion on a recently launched biography of Jayaprakash Narayan, panelists were of the view that the iconic leader’s dream of revolution remains alive.
Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Scent of Samajwad to hide stink of sweat, and Congress’ anger at chopper scam being ‘hijacked’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A depiction of Dara Shikoh in court | Medium

Mughal history’s biggest puzzle solved by municipal engineer — where is Dara Shukoh buried?

Assistant engineer of South Delhi municipality took four years to find the answer. Even experts couldn’t confirm for decades.

Black money celebrates 5th anniversary of its ‘elimination’, and PM Modi’s unshakeable devotion

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Bad Santa’ scuppers Biden’s climate change plans, and Bolsanaro’s greenwashing at COP26

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A screengrab from the trailer of Netflix's Meenakshi Sundareshwar. | Photo Credit: YouTube

Netflix’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar is all about the ‘South Indian aesthetic’. It lacks basics

The 2.5-hour-long film is about Tamil culture made by non-South Indians, who are extremely focused on convincing you otherwise.
A screengrab from the Sooryavanshi trailer. | Photo Credit: YouTube

From Xenophobia to lazy comedy — Sooryavanshi sums up issues with Bollywood’s police films

The Rohit Shetty film starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif underpins its moral centre on the phrase — “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”.

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A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre in Gurugram on 15 September 2021 | PTI

Why Covid cases in India are decreasing, despite low double vaccination rate

WHO’s chief scientist said in late August that India seems to be ‘entering some stage of endemicity’.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.

Defence

Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.
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