Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicBlack Lives Matter

Topic: Black Lives Matter

De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.

What South African cricket doesn’t get about BLM movement, just like rest of sporting world

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock's refusal to 'take the knee' before the T20 World Cup match against West Indies drew usual criticsm that was more grandstanding.

Black Lives Matter, racial justice protests take centre stage at Tokyo Games

The pickup in demonstrations follows the International Olympic Committee’s decision to relax decades-old restrictions on athlete expression meant to maintain neutrality at the games.

What is ‘Juneteenth’, the day Biden has declared a new federal holiday

While signing the legislation declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday, Joe Biden said that this will be 'one of the greatest honours' he will have as the US President.

Should museums be woke? Europe’s war against ‘negativity’

Students, curators and museums in Europe and the US are digging up their own history. But national pride is coming in the way of justice.

Hardik Pandya takes a knee during IPL match to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya went down on a knee with his right arm raised to show solidarity with the movement against racism.

UK’s Covid-19 troubles & a peace deal that may have little in it for women

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

Digital tool Slack is changing office realities, forcing bosses to listen to employees

Slack has been giving employees, especially in media houses, a voice and space to demand changes from bosses without the fear of management whiplash.

Michael Holding gives ‘powerful message’ on racism in cricket, Harsha Bhogle praises Sky Sports

During a broadcast on England vs West Indies Test match Wednesday, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent discussed racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Why does it feel like Trump is acting as if he wants to lose

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken fringe positions recently whether by denouncing Black Lives Matter or scorning cautious approach to easing Covid restrictions.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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