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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in New Delhi | PTI

Priyanka Chopra promotes feminist app Bumble while wearing thick sindoor and choodas

There’s something very unsettling about seeing Priyanka Chopra talk about choice and agency while wearing sindoor and choodas. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ extravagant Jodhpur wedding has been the talk of the town all week. The global diva is already out there talking about tech investments and women empowerment in TV interviews, without wasting any time. But there’s just something very unsettling about watching Priyanka Chopra talk about choice, agency and rights for Indian women, while wearing thick red sindoor (vermillion) and choodas (sacred Hindu bangles). "Don't focus your energy so much on what people think of you, or what society says. Focus more on what your loved ones think of you. If we lived more in reality, life is really fairly simple": @priyankachopra's advice on love. Watch now on https://t.co/hMlRpgrUU6 and NDTV 24x7 pic.twitter.com/i3sbshsMNx — NDTV (@ndtv) December 5, 2018 These accessories have heavy religious connotations, and through time have become important check-marks for Indian uncles...

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Jallikattu, Priyanka’s wedding horses: Is PETA offending Indian culture or humanising it?

PETA has slammed Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas for using horses and elephants at their wedding in Jodhpur. In the past, PETA has demanded a ban on Jallikattu, a switch to ‘vegan ghee’ on Janmashthami and a law to prevent animal slaughter before Bakrid. ThePrint asks: Jallikattu, Priyanka’s wedding horses: Is PETA offending Indian culture or humanising it? Groom arriving on a horse looked charming in 16th century, today it looks silly Gauri Maulekhi Animal rights campaigner Healthy and strong cultures are built by evolving and remaining relevant with the changing times. Indian culture has discarded numerous old decaying traditions, which had become irrelevant in today’s day and age – sati, jauhar, dowry – and laws have been promulgated to protect society from falling back to old ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whqueLl4Yfc Abuse of animals has also crept into some of our traditions over time. Use of horses in Hindu marriage processions is one such abuse. Amid blaring drums,...
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas celebrate during their mehendi ceremony

After Deepika-Ranveer, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are in control of their wedding story

Instagram and Twitter have changed the way how celebrities like Priyanka Chopra manage their life events.
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Should Bollywood stars like Deepika-Ranveer and Priyanka have had more austere weddings?

Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh got married in Lake Como in Italy, followed by three receptions. Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas got married in the Umaid Bhawan palace in Rajasthan.
Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas in Mumbai | PTI

Unless Nick dresses up like Ranveer, we are not interested in Priyanka Chopra’s wedding

The very thought of following two weddings on social media takes a toll on my mental health.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at JFK airport earlier this month | Gotham/Getty Images

Nick Jonas lucked out with Priyanka Chopra — not the other way around

Priyanka Chopra has done what no other Indian star has been able to do — cross over without sacrificing her stardom in either Bollywood or Hollywood.

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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.
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Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

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Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.