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Audience laughing at jokes at an event | Wikipedia

What makes a joke funny or offensive? Who is telling it matters

Many of us intuitively understand it’s more permissible for people to openly judge or criticise social groups they belong to than those they do not belong to.
MP Shatrughan Sinha, NC president Farooq Abdullah and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu at TMC's mega rally in Kolkata | Ashok Bhaumik/PTI

We should take humour in the workplace more seriously

Humour lets people know that we like and understand them, enabling us to build and nurture relationships across hierarchies and cultural divides.

Last Laughs (Best of political cartoons, 3 November – 10 November)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors at ThePrint. The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media and are credited appropriately. Cartoons that feature in Last Laughs are not ranked and are listed by the day on which they were originally published. Lead cartoon by Keshav in The Hindu on 6 November.  

On Camera

File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.