Taylor Swift: homophobic beasties, ya need to calm down

Taylor Swift: homophobic beasties, ya need to calm down

When  Taylor Swift endorsed two Tennessee Democrats during the 2018 midterm elections, there was  a backlash from white supremacists and their dear leader, Donald Trump. In the span of less than a year, the singer went from being the Aryan goddess of the alt-right to being called out as an agent of sodomy in a […]

Pollution be damned- we can’t go electric just yet!

Pollution be damned- we can’t go electric just yet!

Who would have thought that our Bharat Sarkar would ask motorbike manufacturers to stop making 150 cc motorcycles! Well that’s happening. Sort of! But the big shots who make the gas guzzling and environment polluting bikes are not in a mood to listen! The Government think-tank Niti Aayog has given the ‘conventional’ two- and three-wheeler […]

Opposing job reservation? Just Jealousy!

Opposing job reservation? Just Jealousy!

Sir, Glancing through what appears to be a letter written by a ‘fellow’ media student named Preeti Dayal, I would like to put forward the following points. Her arguments are fundamentally flawed and out of whack. I took out a calculator and did some basic adding up of the percentages she has mentioned. 15 +7.5+ […]

WMD in India: glimpses

WMD in India: glimpses

Alliance Française du Bengale (AFdB) and Littlei have  been hosting a week-long series of concerts called ‘Fête de la Musique’ at Kolkata’s Sienna Cafe, featuring acts like The Fifth Harmony, 5Volts and Mondegreen. On Friday, the series concludes with an open mic and performances by students of AFdB. Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, Alliance Française of Hyderabad […]

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

On this world music day, let’s take a look at musical instruments that are slowly becoming silent, drowned our by the cacophony of the electronic sound.  In an age dominated by electronic sounds and techno-based music, the charm of musical instruments is fast losing ground as they slip into oblivion. Pena: chordophone! Also known as […]

Of Matches, Women referees and more…

Of Matches, Women referees and more…

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is on, and it’s a party in France. First, let’s tell you about the matches you can watch today Sunday 9 July on the telly. Indian standard time: At 7:00 pm it’s an exciting Brazil vs Jamaica, and at 9:30 it’s England vs Scotland. Some of us like to watch […]

FIFA ENDORSES GENDER EQUALITY ON AND OFF PITCH

FIFA ENDORSES GENDER EQUALITY ON AND OFF PITCH

Women’s football should be made more accessible to girls and women worldwide, and that’s what a new move between the UN and FIFA is all about. Gender equality on and of the pitch, this is the new thrust. FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) and the UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and […]

DD-AIR autonomy to be respected: Minister

DD-AIR autonomy to be respected: Minister

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the National  broadcaster Prasar Bharati’s autonomy would be retained, after launching high-definition DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) vans at Doordarshan Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday (June 5). “Autonomy of the Prasar Bharati is important and one must remember it gets its autonomy from an Act that […]

Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud in one year!Transparency demanded.

Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud in one year!Transparency demanded.

Following a national news agency report that an ‘unprecedented hike in bank fraud cases’ happened under the Modi government watch in 2017-18, politicians are coming out with their reactions. It remains to be seen what the finance minister says on the issue. “Through an RTI query, it has been revealed that the the bank fraud […]

Why Modi Govt shouldn’t sell Air India, BSNL, MNTL

Why Modi Govt shouldn’t sell Air India, BSNL, MNTL

Rethink about selling AI, BSNL and MTNL; Strategic assets must remain in Indian hands Privatisation of these companies will leave India at a disadvantage as it is not without any major security implications that they will be taken. These are the decisions no other country has taken says journalist Mantoo Banerjee in a recent article. […]

Jharkhand’s selective FCRA probe questioned

Jharkhand’s selective FCRA probe questioned

Faced with undue harassment by income tax officials and other state agencies for nearly a year now, the Church organizations could take it no longer.  Last fortnight,a  delegation of Church run institutions met the  Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu, and complained that the state administration had been indulging in a “selective” probe into overseas funds received […]

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