Sunday, 16 January, 2022

PoV

Amitabh to Salman — this 29-year-old Sri Lankan singer got Indian stars grooving in 2021

From Ranveer Singh to Tiger Shroff, almost every Bollywood celebrity danced to Sri Lankan singer Yohani De Silva's 'Manike Mage Hithe'.

Cricket in 2021 was more than just a game — racism, ICC indifference to BCCI influence

New Zealand clinched the World Test Championship while Australia won their first Men’s T20 World Cup, but 2021 was defined by questionable governance and a widespread reckoning with racism.

SRK, Munawar, Shami – 2021 showed the fragility of Indian Muslims’ celebrity status

2021 is a reminder that the rising Hindutva hate won't give a free pass to a successful Muslim icon. And silence isn't a safe choice either.

Online delivery of Masala Dosas is a food ‘hate-crime’. North India must apologise

Swiggy ‘StatEATistics’ 2021 confirms Masala Dosa's popularity, especially in North India.

2021’s meme game was simply bleh. Reels have taken over, but it’s not making us LOL

Memes, the beautiful gift of the Internet, the ventilators of an otherwise doomed life, the art closest to a netizen’s heart, are in their final days.

What’s the hype about Miss Universe Harnaaz? Anyone can be ‘Miss Whatever’ on social media today

At a time when anyone can be a ‘beauty queen’ on social media, Miss Universe has become a crown of the past.

You go in for pop culture, but stay for the language—why Korean is India’s new favourite

Given the rise in popularity of K-dramas and K-pop in India, Korean has become the fastest-growing language.

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Instagram Reels are the new Billboards. And Badshah’s Jugnu has got people ‘hooked’

From Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt to Tiger Shroff and Ayushmann Khurrana — every other A-list celebrity has found pep in the beat of Badshah's Jugnu.

What a Vogue cover means for Neeraj Chopra and Indian male athletes

Neeraj Chopra has broken the glamour glass ceiling by being the first male athlete to adorn the cover of Vogue India. Move over cricketers.

On Camera

YourTurn

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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