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A FIFA World Cup that defied stereotypes, and the dilemma of Nitish Kumar in Bihar

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ThePrint’s Soham Sen illustrates the winners of the FIFA World Cup and how they broke stereotypes and stigmas.

Mir Suhail | News 18

Mir Suhail suggests how this World Cup defied racism and the anti-immigrant sentiments of most countries like Germany, Russia, and US.

The team from France, who took the cup home, consisted of several African and Muslim players. Many pointed out how this was a lesson for the Islamophobic and racist country.

Manjul | FirstPost

Hima Das made the country proud when she bagged the gold medal in the track event at  IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. There were tears in her eyes when the national anthem played and she was given her medal.

On the other hand, there are perhaps tears also in Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy’s eyes but for a different reason. Recently, he said that he was “swallowing the poison” of the JD(S) and Congress coalition government in the state.

Satish Acharya | Mail Today

Satish Acharya mocks the JD(U) and BJP alliance in Bihar ahead of the elections because it seemed that Nitish Kumar was having quite the dilemma over joining hands with the BJP.

Kirtish Bhatt in BBC Hindi suggests that the new features WhatsApp has launched to tackle the menace of fake news in the country will be futile if the IT cells of various parties are not taken to task for spreading propaganda in the first place.

Appupen | Brainded India/Twitter

Appupen illustrates the ‘Kow Klux Klan’ in a jibe at the rampant cow vigilantism that has taken several lives in the country already.

Keshav | The Hindu

Keshav illustrates how consecutive governments only promise farm-loan waivers but nothing really happens on the ground to provide relief to the agrarian distress.

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