Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Brahmastra

Facing boycott calls? Show a little courage and wait for the mob to give up and move on

The frightening thing about boycotts is that morally or legally it is hard to find anything to object to.

Brahmastra to Liger—Love in Bollywood is an overused ‘button’. Go back to Piku era

Bollywood is slacking on good love stories. Despite more than 70 releases in 2022, none were acclaimed as great romances.

‘Hanuman shown wearing leather’ — MP minister slams ‘Adipurush’ director, threatens legal action

The first 3D trailer of the movie starring Saif Ali Khan as ‘Ravan’, Prabhas as ‘Ram’ and Kriti Sanon as ‘Sita’ from the epic was released on 2 October in Ayodhya.

Bollywood isn’t dead. But there’s panic everywhere in Mumbai

From tea stalls in Bulandshahr and Khurja to armchair critics on Twitter and OTT gluttons on their couches, the ominous whispers of a decaying Bollywood are growing louder and louder.

Repeat of ‘Go, Goa, Gone’ moment for Congress & why boycott brigade’s ‘Brahmastra’ isn’t working

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

Authoritarianism is passé. BJP govt imposing its thinking on our lives, art, entertainment

The middle-class does cares about democracy and freedom — but only up to a point.

Brahmastra, beef, ‘love jihad’ — how BJP’s ramping up Hindutva rhetoric in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh

Many BJP & VHP leaders think MP govt ‘got a bad name’ after a police cane-charge on Bajrang Dal workers during a ‘Brahmastra’ protest. Party is now ramping up ‘Hindutva issues’.

‘Astras,’ action and adventure—Brahmastra is the Bollywood fantasy India has been waiting for

Brahmastra is massive and beautifully handled. There's no compromise on visual effects and the shots are breathtaking. But it is weighed down by romance.

Veterans on TV news have shamed Indian armed forces enough. Time to board out rotten apples

It was not at all surprising to see Pakistan use retd Maj Gen S.P. Sinha’s remarks to push its fake narrative about what goes on in Kashmir.

India should have 5-7 large banks to spur competition: Arvind Subramanian

Chief economic adviser calls government’s stimulus package a ‘Brahmastra’, aimed at solving problems faced by public sector banks.

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Illustration by Manisha Yadav

How ThePrint courageously covered the Covid battleground and won the IPI award

Everyone who went to the field admitted that though the experience was harrowing, they had become better journalists, perhaps even better people because of it.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.