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CDs of Michael Jackson at a shop in Tokyo | Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg News

To-hear-or-not-to-hear conundrum over Michael Jackson has brought out the ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture is as hotly debated as it is variously defined, but in its essence is the self-ban on works of people who have done terrible things to others.
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Michael Jackson wanted people, and the young boys, to believe he was the victim

Accounts of Jackson's sexual abuse of boys in HBO's documentary 'Leaving Neverland' is not news. But it shows that our culture tacitly decided to pretend Jackson might just be weird, not alarming.
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Should we stop listening to Michael Jackson after HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary?

HBO's documentary Leaving Neverland has reopened the debate on ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse of children.
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New documentary puts spotlight back on Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual crimes

The documentary 'Leaving Neverland' has been called so sexually explicit that counselors were in the lobby of the film festival where it was screened. 
Shekhar Gupta and Balasaheb Thackeray

I asked Balasaheb Thackeray, “Are you a mafioso?” — and lived to tell the tale

Bal Thackeray was India’s only purely parochial leader. He was also his own brand manager and a man deeply in love with himself.

On Camera

Dear Binod, thank you for saving 2020 from being a total washout

It all began when the YouTube channel Slayy Point explored the internet’s garbage dump, ie YouTube’s comments section, and chanced upon a diamond in the trash.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

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Mirage 2000 fighter jet

7 big-ticket ‘Make in India’ defence projects that have failed to get off the ground

Projects like fighter aircraft for the IAF, submarines and choppers for the Navy and assault rifles for all armed forces have been stuck for years.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.