Friday, 30 September, 2022
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Bollywood’s Big P, Saint Stephen for ‘mosaic’ culture and Amit Shah’s chronology

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Dharma isn’t America’s to claim’ — Indian author accuses Hollywood of cultural appropriation

Movie 'American Dharma' is about the rise of Alt-Right poster boy Steve Bannon, credited with engineering divisive strategies that made 2016 election of Donald Trump possible. 

India is a sticking point in how well Pakistan straddles its ties with the US and Afghanistan

Four hard, critical 'resets' are required from Pakistan's civil-military leadership — involving US, India and Afghanistan— but it seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

Raghuram Rajan can be a strong contender to head IMF if it’s looking beyond Europeans

Global leaders must do more to depoliticise IMF and end the US-Europe stitch-up to choose the best person for the job.

India-Russia S-400 missile deal gets no mention during Modi-Trump talks at G-20 meeting

India signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia's S-400, the most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system, last year.

No, the West never owned scientific thinking

Although Europe and the U.S. dominated scientific discovery during the 19th and 20th centuries, other countries made significant contributions.

White nationalists want America to be white again, but here’s why it won’t happen

The white share of the US population has been dropping, from a little under 90 per cent in 1950 to 60 per cent in 2018.

After anti-stall software, Boeing 737 Max is now being inspected for engine problem

While only a small fraction of engines have been impacted, the checks add to challenges for 737 Max operators after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.

Walmart’s usual victims in America become its new friends in India

Small stores or kiranas will be Walmart’s unlikely allies in its latest attempt to take on Amazon & Reliance in India.

Record-setting weather extremes see America shiver as Australians burn

The National Weather Service warns that even 5-minute exposure to the cold could cause frostbite as reports emerge that Apple knew of Facetime bug.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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