Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicCancel culture

Topic: cancel culture

University of Austin — new ‘anti-cancel culture’ US institution that’s already lost 2 advisers

Announced on 8 November on the Substack newsletter of former NYT columnist Bari Weiss, University of Austin is said to be ‘dedicated to the fearless pursuit of truth’.

Don’t rush to cancel wokes in McCarthyist panic. Keep 5 things in mind

Wokes have been called illiberal, online lynch mobs, an intolerant new religion and 'souped-up' Communists.

Enid Blyton flagged again as ‘racist’ — here’s the latest controversy triggered by UK charity

On 17 June, a UK-based charity termed Enid Blyton's works as 'racist' and 'xenophobic', renewing criticisms against the author and sparking conversations about cancel culture.

Adichie’s attack on ‘woke language’ is on point. But Right-wing cancel culture is real threat

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie's three-part essay is what millennials get to hear from Gen Z and boomers suffering with over generalisation of the new generation.

J&K parties must respond to Modi’s call to engage, stop denying the revocation of special status

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Racism now covert, says Indian Oxford student facing backlash over ‘racist’ social media posts

Rashmi Samant, who was set to be Oxford student union president, quit following accusations of being racist. Citing cultural differences, Samant says students need protection from cancel culture.

Obama, Chomsky called out the cancel culture. Are they baiting us to yell ‘OK, boomer’?

Over 150 prominent personalities, including J.K. Rowling and Salman Rushdie, among others have penned an open letter decrying the ‘intolerant climate’ in the US.

How ‘cancel culture’ has turned liberals against each other and is rocking newsrooms

In episode 523 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the controversy surrounding the Harper's Magazine letter, NYT editor Bari Weiss' resignation & growing trend of cancel culture.

No, cancel culture isn’t a threat to civilization

Free speech has never been more widely available than it is today. However, it could be that increasingly diverse voices may be a threat to free speech of the rich & powerful.

You can’t cancel Modi, RSS: Why US-style identity politics won’t help Indian liberals’ fight

A corrosive strain of American Left-wing identity politics has taken root among the progressive sections of the young, urban elite in India. But it won’t defeat RSS.

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Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
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India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

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Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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