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Manmohan Desai, the visionary, in Coolie

In 1983, Manmohan Desai had weaved a plot of a community where the protagonists were communists and antagonists capitalists. The ‘hero’, essayed by Amitabh Bachchan, was Iqbal, the leader of a communist trade union of porters. In this shot towards the climax, the communist emerges with trademark hammer and sickle. In the next shot, he […]

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Rahul Gandhi: How to grow hair on a near-bald pate in a week

Here’s a collage of two unedited photographs of Rahul Gandhi, the first clicked on 10 July and the next on the 17th, 2020

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‘Boycott China’ — message on made-in-China apparels reads

The clever Chinese, realising the public sentiment against their country in India, have begun printing the ‘Boycott China’ message on their apparels, hoping unsuspecting Indians may buy the products

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Pakistani madrassa education: Sun, moon revolve around static earth

In this Pakistani madrassa, when students ask how day and night happen, the cleric replies, saying Islamic education must prevail over science

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Social distancing in a Kolkata-Howrah bus

Social distancing goes for a toss in this bus ferrying people from Howrah to Kolkata as the lockdown is withdrawn

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Congress hires a fancy dress contestant

A woman, apparently of humble means, seen in different photo-ops with Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra and Rahul Gandhi, turns out to be not-so-poor

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BJP’s justification for discontinuing support to PDP in J&K

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday broke off its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party headed by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “It has become untenable for [the] BJP to continue with the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir,” said the party’s national general secretary Ram Madhav. “We formed the government three years ago,..it […]

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Rohith Vemula’s mother complains she hasn’t received money IUML had promised

New Delhi: Two years after they were promised a house by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the family of University of Hyderabad (UoH) research scholar Rohith Vemula continues to wait for full compensation, The News Minute has reported. “Days after Rohith hung himself from a hostel room, the Muslim League had promised his mother […]

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Germany in Russia and Messi for Argentina

 Moscow: As a spirited Mexico defeated a mechanical Germany 1-0 at the FIFA World Cup on 17 June, social media went abuzz with the joke that Germany, so many years after Adolf Hitler’s army lost the battle against Soviet Union in 1941, still cannot win on Russian soil. Earlier, Lionel Messi was roasted on social […]

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Shehla Rashid thinks security forces killed Shujaat Bukhari

New Delhi: While in several incidents in the past, terrorists have eliminated apparently non-violent Kashmiri separatists, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s closet Moist student union AISA’s leader Shehla Rashid Shora thinks the Indian security forces bumped him off. Shujaat sahab's funeral prayers will be offered in a while. He's survived by a daughter (9th grade), a son […]