Lubna Irfan
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English   |   Bangla

Lubna Irfan is a scholar of medieval Indian history at Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, AMU. Her areas of interest are social history, history of art and architecture and gender history. She's also a poet.

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POLITICS

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Will Padma Bhushan Ghulam Nabi Azad take off on a new political adventure?

After accepting the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India, there are rumours that veteran Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad might start a new political innings ahead of J&K polls.

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ART & CULTURE

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6 reasons why new Netflix movie Munich The Edge of War falls flat

World War drama, check; Hitler's Germany, check; politics, check; diplomacy, check; real historical event, check; George McKay, hell yeah; bestselling novelist, check; good director, yeah. Then, what went wrong with Munich The Edge of War?

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SCI-TECH

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A Daler Mehndi concert, and what else is happening in Metaverse

2022 began with a Big Bang as Daler Mehndi became the first Indian singer to perform in the Metaverse. Here are 3 innovations in metaverse that have pleasantly surprised us!

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VARIETY

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US woman drove an hour to find Switzerland in Gastonia. Blame a TikTok viral video

A woman from Florida travelled with her family to Gastonia, North Carolina in the US after watching a Tiktok viral video. It was not a good idea.

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ART & CULTURE

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Peter Dinklage calls out Disney for hypocrisy over Snow White remake. What happened?

Peter Dinklage called out Disney over its remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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VARIETY

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Ruskin Bond got cancelled on Twitter by some woke folk. If only he cared.

A few woke kids cancelled Ruskin Bond on Twitter for praising PM Modi in his latest book. Let's state a fact here, Bond knows the country more than you all.

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VARIETY

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Why is Germany trying a Syrian doctor for torture?

A Syrian doctor is being tried in Germany for alleged torture of his patients. The doctor has denied all charges. What is the case?

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POLITICS

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Thailand and Saudi Arabia are friends again, after a 30-year rift over a blue diamond. Why?

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have buried the hatchet after 30 years. The rift was over a blue diamond and the series of mystery murders that followed.

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VARIETY

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Covid Third Wave: India's R-value sees dip, Omicron vaccine trials begin

India might be seeing a potential end to the third wave as the R-value drops to 1.1 in the country. On the other side of the world, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have begun clinical trials for Omicron-specific vaccine doses.

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SCI-TECH

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Spotify takes down Neil Young songs over Joe Rogan, #BoycottSpotify trends on Twitter

The tussle between pro-vaxxers and anti-vaxxers is only getting interesting in the West. Now, audio streaming platform Spotify has chosen to bet on anti-vaxxer Joe Rogan. Will it prove costly?