Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: trolling

Aashna Lidder back on Twitter days after troll attacks, says took time off to be with family

Class 12 student Aashna Lidder was trolled on social media for alleged old posts with political references, days after her father's death in the 8 December IAF crash.

‘Woke, opinionated, next Gurmehar Kaur’ — Twitter bullies force Aashna Lidder to close account

Twitter users trolled Aashna Lidder, daughter of Brig L.S. Lidder, who died in the chopper crash in Coonoor Wednesday, for being ‘radical left’ and ‘woke’, deleted tweets later.

What is the new Daisy Dee lingerie ad and why is it a hoorah for Indian TV commercials

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Missing Delhi rapper MC Kode traced to MP, mother says he got death threats over old video

Aditya Tiwari a.k.a. MC Kode, a 23-year-old rapper from Delhi, went missing on 2 June after posting an ambiguous note on Instagram. He was being trolled for an old video that had resurfaced.

Muslim women being ‘auctioned’ on social media, Congress leader named files complaint

Delhi: Several social media accounts — which have been called out as belonging to ‘right wing’ users — have drawn flak for a virtual...

Sanjay Hegde can return to Twitter if he deletes ‘objectionable’ post, but he won’t

Hegde’s Twitter account has been blocked twice since Saturday over an iconic 1936 photo of Nazi Germany and for sharing a poem titled ‘Hang Him’.

Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues called it...

Former pilot ‘followed by Modi’ & SC lawyer want to be India’s media vigilantes

Duo is in the process of registering NGO, India Against Biased Media, already filed cases against actor Swara Bhaskar, YouTuber Dhruv Rathee.

Bombay HC’s remark on Dabholkar shows our fear isn’t just a product of the paranoid

Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar stood for rational and scientific temper, and they were killed for it.

For whom the bell trolls

Trolling isn't nice but it isn't substantive either. That it's public is a further test of your wisdom and sanity.

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.