Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: vir das

‘Lovechild of theatre, comedy’—improv is where India’s young adults come out to play

Indians discovered improv during Covid, after foreign troupes started experimenting on Zoom. Today, improv has become a means to achieve wellness.

Indian media ecosystem has problems. Vir Das’ ‘Two Indias’ exposed them

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Vir Das’ ‘Two Indias’ is based on pre-2014 nostalgia & forced funeral enacted by every liberal

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

Vir Das or ‘Vir Abdullah Das’? Edited name on comedian’s Wikipedia page is fake 

After Das's 'two Indias' monologue sparked outrage, the Wikipedia page was also edited to claim that he has Pakistani ancestry. The page has now been restored.

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.

Sardesai-Malviya’s spat, Rahul’s looking for PM & Amitabh Bachchan doesn’t like ‘fleets’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Loss of a legend, Anupam Kher’s 1984, Vir Das in a spat with neighbour & a buffalo’s revenge

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Actor-comic Vir Das sneezed on by neighbour for allegedly not following social distancing

In a video posted on Twitter by Das, the man is seen charging at the comedian, asking him to wear a mask, step inside his house and even forcefully sneezing on him.

Lawyers weren’t amused by Hasmukh Vir Das on Netflix. But Delhi HC had the sense of humour

I was avoiding Vir Das' standup comedy on Netflix thinking it had something to do with lawyers. Spoiler alert, it doesn't, barring the offence-takers.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.