Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Comedians

Jail only place for holding shows insulting Hindu deities: MP home minister Narottam Mishra

Mishra was retorting to Digvijaya Singh's invitation to Kunal Kamra & Munawar Faruqui to Bhopal. He said no one will be allowed to play with any section of society's feelings.

Bail for 3, but 2 still in jail — why duo arrested with Munawar Faruqui is still in prison

The five men arrested from an Indore cafe for 'offensive jokes' are Faruqui, Prakhar Vyas, Edwin Anthony, Nalin Yadav, and Sadaqat Khan. Yadav and Khan are still in prison.

‘Wanted to catch serial offender Munawar in action’ — how comedian’s arrest was ‘planned’ in MP

Complainant Aklavya Singh Gaur, who heads an organisation called Hind Rakshak Sangathan, says Munawar Faruqui insulted Hindu deities. It’s a charge the comedian denies.

No laughing matter — all the comedians who got into trouble for trying to be funny

Comedian Munawar Faruqui has been denied bail in a case over objectionable remarks on Hindu gods and goddesses. Here’s a look at cases against other comedians.

Saloni Gaur’s Nazma Aapi isn’t Islamophobic. We need better terms for things we don’t like

Comedian Saloni Gaur was criticised as Islamophobic after her latest Nazma Aapi video on Sonia Gandhi and the Arnab Goswami attack.

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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.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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.