Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicAll India Bakchod

Topic: All India Bakchod

No laughing matter — all the comedians who got into trouble for trying to be funny

Comedian Munawar Faruqui has been denied bail in a case over objectionable remarks on Hindu gods and goddesses. Here’s a look at cases against other comedians.

AIB Hangover is a reminder of MeToo. Fans deserve closure before Tanmay Bhat moves on

Tanmay Bhat is trying to make a comeback via his YouTube channel but is yet to talk about his role in the sexual misconduct case against a colleague.

Lawyers weren’t amused by Hasmukh Vir Das on Netflix. But Delhi HC had the sense of humour

I was avoiding Vir Das' standup comedy on Netflix thinking it had something to do with lawyers. Spoiler alert, it doesn't, barring the offence-takers.

Tanmay Bhat, Kaneez Surka to Vir Das: How stand-up comics are helping fund Covid-19 fight

India's stand-up comedians are using humour and tech to help healthcare workers and marginalised communities during lockdown.

All India Bakchod is history. These are the 10 rising comedians to watch

After AIB’s fall, there’s a host of new names taking over the screens and stages. Many are emerging from Comicstaan, a comedy contest aired on Amazon Prime Video.

Comedian Utsav Chakraborty faces multiple charges of sexual harassment, even from minors

Utsav Chakraborty says issue ‘needs context’ but doesn’t elaborate. AIB condemns his alleged behaviour and delists videos featuring him.

On Camera

YourTurn

Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
T.V. Somanathan, Union Finance Secretary | ThePrint

Tame subsidies, hike fees for govt services — Centre’s tips to states to slash deficit

At a meeting with chief secretaries of states, Union Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan made a presentation that highlighted a worrying rise in debt in some states.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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