Friday, 24 June, 2022

Topic: Comedian

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.

Johnny Walker, India’s favourite ‘drunk’ comedian who was a teetotaller

On his 16th death anniversary, ThePrint details the actor’s journey from a bus conductor to a comedian who ruled Hindi cinema.

All India Bakchod is history. These are the 10 rising comedians to watch

After AIB’s fall, there’s a host of new names taking over the screens and stages. Many are emerging from Comicstaan, a comedy contest aired on Amazon Prime Video.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


India successfully test-fires short range missile system off the coast of Chandipur

The Vertical Launch - Short Range Surface to Air Missile or VL-SRSAM can neutralise aerial threats at close ranges.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.