Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Comedian

Cancelled Delhi show after threats, didn’t announce it publicly earlier, says Munawar

Delhi Police denied permission to Munawar's event, citing risk to communal harmony. This came two days after VHP had written objecting to the event and threatening to protest.

Delhi Police denies permission for comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show

The licensing unit of Delhi Police denied permission after the local central district police wrote a report stating that 'the show will affect communal harmony in the area'.

After Munawar Faruqui, Kunal Kamra says his Bengaluru shows cancelled over alleged threats

The stand-up comedian in a four-page tweet wrote that he was now 'seen as a variant of the virus' and compared his predicament to Faruqui's.

India’s standup comics need quick wit, quicker legs and lawyer on speed dial: Neeti Palta

We need a captcha feature to weed out brainwashed 'protectors' of Indian culture.

MP Police arrest comedian Munawar Faruqui and 5 others for ‘indecent’ remarks on Hindu deities

The complainant, Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of local BJP MLA Malini Singh Gaur, who had gone to see the show, objected to the comedian's comments and forced the show to stop midway.

Bharti Singh disappoints Zee News, ‘love jihad’ worries NDTV 24×7 & Aaj Tak

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Comedian Bharti Singh arrested by NCB after she & husband accept consumption of drugs

The NCB searched Singh's house and office in the morning as part of its probe into alleged drug use in the Hindi film industry and found 86.5 grams of ganja (cannabis).

Love him or hate him, but conservative Greg Gutfeld is the ultimate test for liberals

Fox News anchor Greg Gutfeld is the conservative comic we need to preserve because there is perhaps no one better than him making fun of liberals.

Actor-comic Vir Das sneezed on by neighbour for allegedly not following social distancing

In a video posted on Twitter by Das, the man is seen charging at the comedian, asking him to wear a mask, step inside his house and even forcefully sneezing on him.

Ukraine to Guatemala & Slovenia, comedians are coming to power & it’s not funny

The interest of comedians, both professional and amateur, in political office is an important, troubling symptom.

On Camera


File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

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.