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Saturday, July 13, 2024

PoV

Dear Indian celebs, stop playing doctor. You can't trifle with medical science

Celebrities can’t shed responsibility by saying they’re only recommending what worked for them when they’re fully aware of the dangers of celebrity culture and fanbases.

Bigg Boss, stop normalising Armaan Malik's cheating as polygamy. Forget morals, it's illegal

Armaan Malik won’t be okay with either of his wives marrying another man. He has said so on the show.

Six years ago I saw what happened at Bhole Baba’s ‘satsang’ venue. It was chaos

Hearing about the stampede at Bhole Baba’s ‘satsang’ in Hathras felt like déjà vu. It brought back my memories of walking among a sea of people, clutching my mother’s hand out of fear.

Mumbai colleges becoming Khap panchayats. How are students' wardrobes any of your business?

NG Acharya and DK Marathe College, run by Chembur Trombay Education Society, has barred students from wearing torn jeans, T-shirts, 'revealing' dresses and jerseys.

Don't give communal spin to spirit of cricket. Siraj thanking Allah is his business

The hate comments on Mohammed Siraj’s post come days after the brutal killing of 23-year-old Salman Vohra, after a cricket match in Gujarat’s Chikhodra.

T20 WC win is a turning point for Indian cricket—now begins the end of Rohit-Kohli era

Heartbreaks, anger, blame game, pressure, efforts, and sacrifices—that has been the story of Indian cricket over the past 13 years. Let's just hope any future interregnum doesn’t last this long.

Deepika Padukone isn't faking her pregnancy. Internet ‘critics' need a refresher on biology

One of the comments on her recent picture, read: “She is not able to do the role of a pregnant woman properly”. It's a nasty cocktail of misogyny and an ignorance of basic human biology.

I have seen Bigg Boss new episodes. The show has entered a new flop era

The reality show has now morphed into a fake spectacle—it has the entertainment value of a toddler's tantrum at naptime.

Music match, love and heartbreak mix—Gen Z has turned Spotify into a dating app

Music, love, heartbreak, algorithm, and Spotify merch — Gen Z has concocted yet another strange mixture for the waiting market.

Trending ‘brown girl anthem’ is dangerous. Makes ‘low iron’ seem like a must-have accessory

Influencer Erim Kaur’s reference to ‘low iron’ as a desirable trait in her viral reel is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. But is that a quality we want to romanticise or joke about?

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.