Thursday, 18 August, 2022

PoV

With ‘please unfriend me if you support BJP’, liberals have already lost the fight

No one is born woke, just like no one is born a bigot. And unfriending on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is just virtue-signalling, it helps no one.

Before going to anti-CAA agitation, a protest begins at home — against parents

When the majoritarian view clashes with your own opinion and your parents aren’t listening either, what can you do?

Nirmala Sitharaman or Shaheen Bagh protesters: Why angry women make everyone uncomfortable

The world that is unable to deal with their anger constantly tells Sitharaman to smile more or Shaheen Bagh women to go back and tend to their infants.

Roger Federer just had a knee surgery. So, the GOAT isn’t god, after all

The 38-year-old Swiss star announced his withdrawal from four tennis tournaments, including French Open, after a surgery on his knee.

Job interviews to sexist colleagues’ comments: Offices judge me by my tattoos, not work

The questions on my tattoos haunted me to the point that I stopped dressing for myself when I went to work, and started wearing clothes that hid them.

Om Shanti Om to Helen: TikTok users are taking ‘man-woman’ Bollywood songs & going queer

From stolen kisses to doing drag, India’s TikTok users are showing how to be queer openly. Because when the times are a changin’, you will see it on TikTok.

Cool for kids, headache for parents, Skullbreaker is a challenge for an ill-prepared society

Be it the Bird Box Challenge, Kiki Challenge or Blue Whale Challenge, there is a clear correlation between the virality of a video and how hazardous the challenge is.

Uncle, please sit. Jaggi Vasudev needs to shut up on things he has no clue about

Much like science and the Citizenship Amendment Act, feminism is also a topic Sadhguru has no knowledge of but absolutely loves to talk about.

Kashmir, parenting, sex – Podcasts are finally giving Indians what they want to hear

Years after people had written the obituary for the radio, audio is making a comeback in India. And the medium is the message.

Bhojpuri singer Guddu Rangila can sexualise anything — even coronavirus and NRC

Guddu Rangila is a sensation in Bihar and East UP. His sexualised songs, mostly constructed around Holi, are crass and vulgar -- and reveal a mindset obsessed with rape.

On Camera

YourTurn

Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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