Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicSouth Asian

Topic: South Asian

Cinema wronged domestic workers — Hum Aapke Hain Koun to Kal Ho Naa Ho. The script’s changing

Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa, Zoya Akhtar’s Lust Stories and Rohena Gera’s Sir have brought new interpretations of the domestic workers into Indian cinema.

South Asians at greater risk of Covid infection, death than other communities in UK — Lancet

Factors responsible for differential Covid impact on South Asians are blood pressure, body weight and other underlying health conditions. Stigma and racism may have a role.

South Asians are at higher risk of dying due to Covid in UK hospitals, study finds

After hospitalisation, South Asian patients in UK were 20% more likely to die than other ethnic groups – a finding partly explained by higher rates of diabetes.

South Asians in the US must support #BlackLivesMatter, but first undo your own anti-Blackness

Indian Americans are indifferent to the history of Black liberation struggles that paved the way for their own families to immigrate & enjoy benefits in America.

Larsen & Toubro Infotech accused of bias against non-South Asians in US

Larsen & Toubro is accused of submitting fraudulent letters with visa applications to maximise the number of South Asians it hires in the US.

Is India’s regulation pushing Tesla towards China?

Tesla owner Elon Musk had tweeted on "unfortunate" government regulation in India; China to get electric car-maker's first production facility outside the US. 

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.