Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicTears

Topic: Tears

Dear people, I am an Indian crocodile who is getting a very bad name these days: Shobhaa De

My weight and height are very impressive. I can reach up to 10 feet and walk on water when required. Please don’t ask about my chest measurements.

There’s something about politicians who cry. And Modi almost always tears up over Gujarat

Crying in public isn't an ‘art’ that is restricted to Modi. From Panneerselvam to Sheila Dikshit to Jaya Bachchan, the list is long.

When Modi cries, it connects him to the poor farmers and the jobless youth

When men cry, it tends to jolt many around. Sadly, when women cry, in a gender-skewed society, people tend to say its ok.

Modi’s not alone, other ‘tough’ leaders have also shed tears

From former US President Obama to Russian premier Putin and even UP CM Yogi Adityanath, many political leaders have broken down in front of the cameras.

On Camera

YourTurn

PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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