Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSwara Bhasker

Topic: Swara Bhasker

‘Why don’t you join politics?’ impressed Mamata asks Swara at Mumbai event, says SRK ‘victimised’

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had a meet-and-greet with several celebrities Wednesday during her two-day visit to Mumbai.

Trolled, abused, mocked, bullied — Rahul Gandhi offers a window into battling mental health

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide opened a fresh debate around mental health issues caused by systematic targeting and bullying. What does Rahul Gandhi bring to this debate?

Chetan Bhagat likes the three-language formula, Swara Bhasker says Article 15 ‘gives her hope’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Swara Bhasker to Prakash Raj, Modi wave sweeps away ‘Left liberals’

All six candidates for whom actor Swara Bhasker campaigned have lost in the Lok Sabha election, as have many 'Left-liberal' icons.

Swara Bhasker says her politics has made her a ‘nuisance’ in Bollywood but she won’t stop now

Swara Bhasker makes jokes at the expense of PM Modi, and terms Pragya Singh Thakur a ‘Hindu terror suspect’.

Women are just having fun in Veere Di Wedding. And I refuse to feel guilty for enjoying it

It’s a relief to see women in a film talking to each other without having to sprinkle keywords that would sell the movie as one with a cause.

Veere Di Wedding: It’s been a terrible week for masturbation in India

A ridiculous depiction of masturbation does more damage than good. It tells young women that exploring and discovering their bodies is odious and absurd.

Veere Di Wedding is an apology for feminism and doesn’t really celebrate independent women

If you want to watch a movie about a woman asserting herself, finding happiness without a man, and not being unnecessarily mean to anyone, watch Kangana Ranaut’s Queen.

On Camera

YourTurn

Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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