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Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
A still from Padosan | YouTube

Padosan is a film that can’t be made in today’s Republic of Easy Offended India

Cult comedy Padosan features Hindi cinema’s most popular duet and never runs out of laughs.
Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette reclaims space for women in comedy

Hannah Gadsby suggests that if her routine sounds like a diatribe against cis white men, it is so.
Comedian Michelle Wolf

Indian comedians need lessons from Michelle Wolf: They’ve forgotten how to punch up

Laughing at ourselves is an art Indians, across the political spectrum, have failed to master.
Latest news on cow vigilantism | ThePrint.in

इन नाजुक भावनाओं, जो हर बात पर आहत हो जाती हैं, का क्या करें?

हम भावनाएं आहत होनेवाली ऐसी पीढ़ी के साथ जी रहे हैं जिनको सवाल पूछना नहीं सिखाया गया है. एचओएच यानी ह्युमन्स ऑफ हिंदुत्व उनका ताज़ातरीन शिकार है.
Latest news on cow vigilantism | ThePrint.in

Even during Holocaust comedy had thrived. But today’s India could not handle Humans of Hindutva

We are witnessing a generation of offence-takers who have been taught not to question authority, to mindlessly conform. HoH is their latest victim.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.