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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan review: Perfect primer for Indians to talk about homosexuality

This Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar-starrer will make you laugh out loud and think twice about how accepting Indian parents really are.
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‘Ekushe’ February: When East Pakistan fought & died for victory of mother language Bangla

The Language Movement of then East Pakistan sowed seeds of a long-drawn struggle that culminated in Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
Jan Nisar Akhtar was the father of lyricist Javed Akhtar. | Soham Sen | ThePrint

Jan Nisar Akhtar — Bollywood lyricist who was ‘poet in a real sense’

On his 106th birth anniversary, ThePrint explores the life and love of Jan Nisar Akhtar.
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How ‘Wuhan-400’ in 1981 novel bears striking resemblance to China’s coronavirus outbreak

Eyes of Darkness is about ‘Wuhan-400’ which “eats away brain tissue like battery acid dissolving cheesecloth”.
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Chief dazzling officer to chief depressed officer: Why chief digital officers often fail

The trendiest C-suite role for the past few years has almost certainly been the Chief Digital Officer. However, evidence says that the role’s attraction is dimming.

Shaheen Bagh and the new wave of protest art that’s sweeping across India

Posters, murals, installations, Instagram filters - protest art is having a moment in India
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Madhubala and K Asif’s grandeur is what makes Mughal-e-Azam an epic

A film with one of the highest production costs and the biggest collections, Mughal-e-Azam’s success can be put down to Madhubala’s grace and beauty.
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The KamaSutra ad that changed the role of condoms in India from functional to pleasurable

Depicting a sensuous Pooja Bedi in the shower, the 1991 ad was a landmark for being the first in India to show the contraceptive as a tool of pleasure.
Legalising Marijuana

After decaf and low-sugar drinks, it’s time for low-nicotine cigarettes

A New York-based company is seeking FDA's nod to market cigarettes with 95% less nicotine than conventional ones.
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Love can reduce chronic pain, anxiety. But governments still want to break us up

Governments need to reflect on how policies may undermine people’s capacity to love and be loved and the long-term costs on public health and human happiness.

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US President Donald Trump

Trump is mistaken if he thinks Gujarat grand spectacle is actually for him

US President Donald Trump must be thinking he is the world’s first leader to have such a huge rally organised for himself outside his country.

T20 World Cup: What can women’s cricket do to enjoy the popularity of men’s cricket?

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup has begun in Australia, but much of the conversation is still around the number of viewers tuning in.

Defence

Representational image of Kandla Port, Gujarat | Photo: Commons

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back

The ship was detained at Gujarat's Kandla Port for allegedly mis-declaring an autoclave, which can be used to launch ballistic missiles, as an industrial ‘dryer’.
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How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.