Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Racism

Moeen Ali drama to Beijing Olympics boycott, new challenge for sportsmen — call out bigotry

Indian Twitter commended English cricketers for standing by Moeen Ali, but also criticised Indian cricketers for not speaking up during past instances of racism.

65-year-old Asian-origin woman punched, kicked & ‘racially abused’ on her way to church in NYC

An unknown man who attacked the woman is said to have yelled ‘F*** you, you don’t belong here’. Footage also shows eyewitnesses did nothing to help her.

Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding wasn’t going to end UK racism

Meghan Markle’s unsurprisingly doomed co-habitation with an archaic dynasty has ended up hardening divisions in what the Guardian this week called 'a culture war.'

Racism now covert, says Indian Oxford student facing backlash over ‘racist’ social media posts

Rashmi Samant, who was set to be Oxford student union president, quit following accusations of being racist. Citing cultural differences, Samant says students need protection from cancel culture.

These 6 children books by Dr. Seuss won’t be published again, over ‘hurtful & wrong’ imagery

The six books which were authored by Dr Seuss were reviewed by an expert panel from the company following feedback from teachers, specialists and academics.

Congress leader calling BJP ‘wild poachers’ of Northeast no political jibe, it’s pure racism

The Northeast is not all jungles, hunters, bamboo, and colorful costumes. But Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is not the only politician to show such ignorance.

UEFA to probe racial slur charges at PSG-Basaksehir match where players walked off in protest

Istanbul Basaksehir’s assistant assistant coach Pierre Webo, a former Cameroon international, accused Romanian match official Sebastian Coltescu of using a racial slur against him.     

Suhana Khan spoke up about colourism when Shah Rukh Khan wouldn’t. Don’t pull her down for it

While Shah Rukh Khan played a role in perpetuating colourism by endorsing a fairness cream, at least Suhana Khan has shown some spine by speaking up against it.

‘Left-wing’ lessons in schools about slavery, racism to blame for protests in US, Trump says

Donald Trump calls school curriculum radical, claims students are taught that US was founded on oppression, not freedom, and that they should feel ashamed of their own history.

Bollywood’s love for fair skin runs so deep that even Beyonce couldn’t escape it

American singer-songwriter Beyonce is the latest tool in Bollywood’s show of colourism. Khaali Peeli's song writers are only carrying forward an old legacy.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.