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Priyanka Chopra

Book on Priyanka Chopra shows why ethnicity of Quantico’s protagonist was not a big deal

Many Indians were waiting for Priyanka Chopra to fail in Quantico and they found her failure in her accent.
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.
Kashmir

UN sets the clock back in Kashmir, and why Sunny Deol owes Muslims an apology

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Indian-origin chef in Dubai sacked for anti-Islam post after Quantico Hindu terror episode

The internationally-renowned Atul Kochhar had tweeted in response to Priyanka Chopra’s apology for the portrayal of ‘Hindu terror’ in the US TV series Quantico.
Sunny Deol

Sunny Doel owes an apology to Muslims in India for showing them in bad light

The over-simplistic categorisation of Muslims in movies, where the majority is presumed to be terrorists or their sympathisers, is fraught with double standards. As Priyanka Chopra issued an apology via Twitter Saturday for hurting Indian sentiments in the latest episode of her US television series Quantico, she brought to light, once again, the hypocritical outlook Indians have, especially when the majority community is concerned. The episode ‘The Blood of Romeo’ showed a plot involving Indian Hindu terrorists. The actress not just expressed regret over hurting “sentiments”, but also emphasised her nationality in an attempt to prove her loyalty to her country. "I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change." https://twitter.com/priyankachopra/status/1005521373756903425 While the possibility that Hindu extremism exists might seem unfathomable to majority of Indians,...
Priyanka Chopra

Doesn’t Priyanka Chopra know that only Muslims can be terrorists?

The outrage over the latest Quantico episode, which explores ‘Indian terror’, forgets the fact that in the show, Chopra is American protecting US interests

On Camera

aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.