Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicBlack Lives Matter

Topic: Black Lives Matter

When freedoms are under assault, Aakar Patel won’t look away and ask ‘what’s for lunch?’

What’s going on with Aakar Patel appears to be a frequent question among India’s commentariat. Has he just been reduced to a Modi-Shah baiter today?

Wearing masks during Covid not just matter of life or death, but your political leanings

In Donald Trump’s America, wearing masks have become the symbol of a raging debate between Liberals and Conservatives about public safety vs individual freedom.

We need to build new statues, not just tear down old ones

If the goal is to promote hope and to inspire change, it would be far better to build. The cause of justice would not be much helped by tearing down old statues.

Unilever’s Facebook ad boycott only applies to US, won’t affect Indian subsidiary HUL

Unilever will be stopping ads on platforms like Facebook & Twitter as part of a US campaign aimed at building pressure on social media sites to crack down on hate speech.

Four ways to be an ally in the fight against racism

The Black Lives Matter protests in the US have led to a conversation about structural and systemic racism that exist in most countries today.

Before Fair & Lovely, there was Afghan Snow ⁠— all about the fairness creams market in India

The fairness cream industry has a long and prosperous history in India, and was estimated to touch Rs 5,000 crore by 2023, until the Black Lives Matter movement hit this year.

Twitter hides Trump tweet threatening potential protesters

The tweet, though available, is hidden as part of the platform's policy specific to elected officials and world leaders. No likes or comments of such tweets are allowed.

Trump as ‘contaminator-in-chief’, and China’s ‘outward flexing’ pose

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

Black Lives Matter must fire up India’s anti-caste movement to fight its central villain

India is yet to see a movement against caste on the scale of Black Lives Matter, even though both racial and caste discrimination share the notion of inferior and superior.

UK’s Boris Johnson government fumbles with the country’s anti-racism protests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's apparent ignorance of the Black Lives Matter movement compounded a week of missteps at an uncomfortable time.

On Camera

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Congress issues notice to three Ashok Gehlot loyalists for 'indiscipline'

Congress can end Rajasthan impasse despite Gehlot rebellion. Two scenarios emerge

Scenario one would demand Gehlot’s resignation— the high command gets to preserve its authority and Gehlot retains control over the choice of his successor.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

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'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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