Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: Christmas

Bengal Covid cases skyrocket days after it eased curbs for Xmas & New Year, positivity at 19.6%

Kolkata’s positivity rate has hit 38.37%, one of the highest in the country. On 3 January, West Bengal reported 6,078 new Covid-19 cases, of which 2,801 were in Kolkata alone. 

Feeling ‘blah’ after Christmas season? You are not alone, there’s science to it

The holiday season is usually joyous, but many feel “blah” soon after the celebrations. What is it that makes people feel this way?

BJP-RSS hounding Missionaries of Charity, drying up ocean of love filled by Mother Teresa

The Modi govt's Christmas present to MoC by refusing to renew registration is in contrast with brazen amendment of FCRA in 2016 to save the BJP from penal action.

How a Hindutva group raised the bogey of conversion to disrupt Xmas event in Pataudi school

Group called Dharam Jagriti Mission alleged children were being 'brainwashed' about Jesus Christ at a Christmas event in a Pataudi school. Event organisers as well as audience members have denied it.

There’s a reason why Christmas movies always work. All is forgiven in the holiday season

Ever wondered why Home Alone, Dr Seuss, Scrooged, and even 'bad' ones work? Because they give us hope like nothing else.

How Dongzhi spirit, Christmas-related exports are bringing cheer back in China

China acts as the biggest supplier of Christmas essentials globally. The Covid disruption has dampened the energy, but Dongzhi festival is bringing much-needed respite.

Nageswara Rao, the retired IPS officer who believes Hinduism is the only marker of India

Nageswara Rao, who briefly headed CBI, has found a new avatar, particularly on social media. His vision is of a ‘Civilisational India’ and his mission is ‘Equal rights for Hindus’.

Boris Johnson’s ‘control’ post Brexit, and Christmas in the time of corona

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

‘Hindus should have self-respect’ — Bajrang Dal holds rally to boycott Christmas in Silchar

Bajrang Dal has called the Silchar rally against 'love jihad' and Christmas celebrations a 'show of power' in the interest of Hindus.

A brief history of Christmas Pudding — and why it’s good for you

A Christmas pudding should have 13 ingredients – that represent Jesus and the 12 disciples.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

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.