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Story Posted on 19-06-2019

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Cricket 2019 world cup, Indian Army, Balidaan badge, Virat kohli 2019 world cup

World Cup 2019: Why I've stopped watching India play cricket

Once known as the gentleman’s game, the sport has turned bats into weapons for hyper-nationalism and for advertising opportunities. This is now war, of a different kind.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Indian and pakistani diaspora, India pakistan pulwama, Indo-pak tensions, Pulwama attack aftermath

Indian-Pakistani bhai-bhai? No. There are deep cracks in the South Asian diaspora abroad too

Ties between Indian and Pakistani diaspora abroad stood the test of time. But following Pakistan's support to terrorism, hurting both India and the West, this relationship is showing deep cracks.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress, Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor, Adhir ranjan chowdhury

Will Congress Implode: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been imposed on Congressmen. If they don’t speak up now, they never will

Excessive display of loyalty bordering on sycophancy has become a curse for the Congress. It has even stymied the growth of talented politicians like Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Carrie lam, Umbrella movement, Joshua wong, Hong kong movement

Joshua Wong: 'Hong Kong is not afraid of Beijing's Communist state. They will pay for the crackdown on us'

Hong Kong is rocked by huge protests against the Chinese state. Joshua Wong, youth leader, spoke with Rohit E David on China's controversial extradition law Hong Kong is battling now.

LIFE

 |  Below The Belt  |  5-minute read
India vs pakistan result, Gender stereotypes, Women watching cricket, Women and sports

Women Like Games Too: Be it the cricket World Cup or a soccer match, why are women always stereotyped?

Why do advertisers assume that only men enjoy sports and that women abhor the idea of their partners prioritizing the World Cup over them?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Mukherjee nagar, Kirpan, Sarabjeet singh

Mukherjee Nagar Clash: I refuse to identify with Sarabjeet. But can a modern police force identify with the cops who attacked him?

The fracas in Mukherjee Nagar shows several lines, of religious identity, secular permission and civil rights, being breached. No one emerges from this looking good.

HUMOUR

 |  2-minute read
Social media reactions, Twitter Trolls, Twitter memes, Met gala 2019

Why Priyanka Chopra's 'RSS shorts' have got everyone's knickers in a knot!

Priyanka Chopra recently donned a pair of khaki shorts and got trolled for dressing the 'RSS way'. But PeeCee doesn't care. Do you know why?

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Rajiv gandhi legacy, Indira Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Nyay

Happy Birthday, Rahul Gandhi! Let's reflect on the year that was

Do some hard thinking. Maybe you do not have the mettle, and the nastiness, required to be a politician in South Asia. Maybe you didn’t want it in the first place.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Assassudin owaisi, Allahu akbar, Jai shri ram, Sloganeering in parliament

Hey puritans! Slogans of Jai Shri Ram, Mandir Wahin Banayenge in the House thrilled me

I am glad nobody in Parliament pretended to be sanctimonious, neither those who raised the slogans, nor those who sat and did nothing to stop it.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Aes deaths, Bihar kids deaths, Brain fever, Acute encephalitis syndrome

Muzaffarpur AES deaths: How callous political leaders are compounding a cruel tragedy

From a late visit by CM Nitish Kumar to hospitals, to a minister asking for cricket scores during a meeting on the crisis, India's political leadership is failing its children.