Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: Gujarat

Public taboo, private brew: Hooch to foreign booze, ‘dry’ Gujarat has never had alcohol shortage

Prohibition has done little to stop people from drinking in Gujarat. What it has impacted is how and what they drink — sometimes with fatal consequences, especially for the poor.

42 deaths, 15 arrests, 6 suspensions: How ‘liquor crackdown led to’ hooch tragedy in dry Gujarat

42 people have died in Gujarat over the past few days in worst case of mass-poisoning by spurious alcohol in Gujarat since 2009, when a similar incident reportedly claimed over 125 lives. 

K.L. Saigal to Ilaiyaraaja—Nalin Shah knew them all. He was Hindi music’s master chronicler

Nalin Shah was Hindi film music industry's 'fact-checker'. His fortnightly column in Mid-Day changed how India saw the subject.

Now, AAP govt in Punjab spends Rs 37 cr in 2 months on ads, many aimed at poll-bound Gujarat

RTI reply reveals that govt spent Rs 20 crore on TV & radio ads and Rs 17.21 crore on newspaper ads between March & May. AAP dismisses criticism, says media 'best way to spread message'.

Activist Teesta Setalvad detained by Gujarat anti-terror squad in Mumbai

The activist said she had been assaulted in custody, charges were not immediately clear against Setalvad.

PM Modi writes blog on mother’s 100th birthday, calls her ‘extraordinary’

In his blog, PM Modi further highlighted her mother's sacrifices and the various aspects of her life which shaped his mind, personality, and self-confidence.

Ajmal Kasab was hanged 10 years ago. But MV Kuber boat is an albatross for owner

When Vinod Masani bought ‘the Kuber’ he hoped it would bring good fortune. Instead, the 'terror boat' sits in Porbandar harbour with no licence to sail.

Congress leaders care more about phones, sandwiches – Hardik blasts party in resignation letter

In the letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi, Hardik Patel wrote that there seems to be "no seriousness within the central leadership" of Congress with regard to any issue.

Gujarat officer Ajay Chauhan wins first Keshav Desiraju Memorial Award for mental health

Chauhan was awarded for his significant contributions to the District Mental Health Program in the state since 2006.

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After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.
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You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.