Pop Culture Dear MCU Noobs, Here’s a Refresher Course on She-Hulk
Marvel’s She-Hulk will be played by Tatiana Maslany, the actor best known for the sci-fi thriller Orphan Black. “Welcome to the family, cuz,” says Bruce Banner.Add to list
Bollywood Are Drugs at Karan Johar’s Party Really a Thing?
Filmmaker Karan Johar uploaded a video last year from a house party which has come back to haunt him. Now the Narcotics Control Bureau will investigate if Johar, Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal and others who attended the gathering were using drugs.Add to list
Sports What’s Stopping BCCI from Giving Us a Women’s IPL?
The Indian Premier League has helped scout local talent. It’s the next logical step in furthering women’s cricket in the country.Add to list
Pop Culture From a Bengal Village to the US Stage: This 15-Year-Old in the Finals of America’s Got Talent is a Farmer’s Daughter
Indian dancing duo BAD Salsa has made the finals of Season 15 of America’s Got Talent. The story of its female dancer is especially inspiring. Fifteen-year-old Sonali Majumdar was brought up in a village in Bengal, where her father earned around ₹70 a day.Add to list
Coronavirus India Has No Data on Health Workers, Migrants. But We Have Enough Info on Umar Khalid & Rhea Chakraborty
Like migrants, there is reportedly no official record of the number of healthcare workers who died due to the novel coronavirus. This has left the Indian Medical Association seething; they’ve accused the government of abandoning the country’s “national heroes”.Add to list
Social Commentary Why #IStandwithUmar Khalid is Trending on Twitter
Umar Khalid, the activist and former student of the much-maligned JNU, was arrested by the Delhi Police late on September 13, for his alleged role in organising the communal violence during Delhi riots in February. It's led to a small Twitter uprising, with #IStandwithUmarKhalid trending.Add to list
Social Commentary The Prize of Corruption: Pune’s New Top Cop is the Officer Who Made Wadhawans’ “Lockdown Picnic” Possible
IPS officer Amitabh Gupta is Pune’s new police commissioner. Yes, this is the same cop who had facilitated the travel of billionaire siblings Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan to Mahabaleshwar amid the lockdown. The brothers were later arrested in connection with bank scams.Add to list
Satire Fashion Statement of 2020: Louis Vuitton’s Gold-Studded Face Shield vs Pune’s Gold Mask
It was back in July that a Pune man dazzled the fashion world with a mask laced with gold. Now months later, Louis Vuitton has entered the race with a gold-studded visor and face shield that will set you back only about ₹70,000.Add to list
Politics Unrest & a Resignation: Why Are Indian Farmers Up in Arms Over the New Farm Bill?
The central government’s decision to push through with three ordinances promulgated on June 5 has led to unrest among India’s farmers. The farmers’ grievances are so deep-seated that it has led Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, to step down from her seat in the Cabinet.Add to list
Coronavirus Meet the Chinese Virologist Who Claims to Have Proof that Coronavirus Came from a Wuhan Lab
In an interview to a UK-based channel, Chinese scientist Dr Li-Meng claimed that the new coronavirus was highly mutated and “not from nature”. The belief that it originated from China’s infamous seafood market was a smokescreen to divert attention, she adds.Add to list
Gender Congrats Kangana Ranaut, You’ve Insulted Urmila Matondkar, “Soft-Porn” Stars, & Your Own Feminism
Urmila Matondkar’s comments that Kangana Ranaut was leveraging the public’s anti-Bollywood sentiment, prompted an unsavoury response from Ranaut, who appeared on a TV news channel to call Matondkar a “soft-porn star”. For a supposed feminist, how much further will Ranaut go in shaming women.Add to list