Sunday, 3 July, 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

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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