Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicStandup comedy

Topic: standup comedy

KTR extends Hyderabad invite to Munawar Faruqui & Kunal Kamra, says ‘we don’t cancel shows’

State IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao says Hyderabad welcoming of ‘all cultures and criticism’ while Bengaluru, where Faruqui’s last show was cancelled, ‘takes comedy too seriously’.

The India that Vir Das and liberals want – and the one they won’t talk about

Standup comedian Vir Das' Kennedy Center monologue 'Two Indias' is based on a pre-2014 nostalgia and the forced funeral enacted by every liberal.

2 co-accused in comedian Munawar Faruqui case granted bail

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court gave relief to Sadaqat Khan and Nalim Yadav, who were involved in organising a comedy show during which Faruqui allegedly insulted Hindu deities.

Political hate has engulfed everyone on internet — Munawar Faruqui on safe jokes & jail trauma

In an interview, Munawar Faruqui talks about his time in jail and its impact on him. He spent over one month in an Indore jail for allegedly cracking indecent jokes.

‘Incredibly unjust’ — Indian-American stand-up comedians come out in support of Faruqui

The Indian-American stand-up comedians said the arrest of Munawar Faruqui, who was released after 35 days in jail, was against the freedom of expression.

On Camera

YourTurn

J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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