Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicModi Beard

Topic: Modi Beard

Modi sheds his ‘ascetic’ look, lands in US with trimmed beard & hair, ‘ready for business’

PM Modi posted a photo of him reading files on an airplane that went viral on Twitter. But many also noticed that the ‘Tagore’ look was gone.

Pakistanis are discussing Modi’s beard as if it’s a matter of national security

No one in Pakistan would have discussed Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s Covid-hairstyle or beard, but then he is not the most-favoured-neighbour of ours.

Modi’s lockdown beard is here to stay. It has much to achieve, politically

Modi is slowly and steadily crafting his own persona to match up to the looks of the greatest political and philosophical icons of India.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

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.