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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman, during distribution of food among the needy, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Sec-33 in Noida. | PTI

Aiming for herd immunity without Covid vaccine is a disastrous response

Without a widely available vaccine, most of the must become infected to reach herd immunity, and the coronavirus’s mortality rate means millions would die.
31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed began her page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan' in 2013 | By special arrangement

Meet Kanwal Ahmed, Pakistani woman who has given a ‘safe space’ to women to talk about taboos

On Facebook page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan', started by 31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed, several South Asian women discuss topics such as sex, abuse, marriage and abortion.
Kamala Harris, Democrat candidate for Vice President of US | Photographer: Chona Kasinger | Bloomberg

Kamala Harris can be both 100% Black and Asian. But Americans still don’t get it

The Indian food that Harris eats speaks volumes about the ethnic influences she embraces, as does the Black sorority she pledged.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Parmanu — the Indian superhero who was both Atom and Ant-Man rolled into one

One of Raj Comics' most-loved creations, Parmanu was a muscular man in a yellow suit who had a Batman-like tragic origin story. A cop by day, he became a superhero at night.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Khel Khel Mein had Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh at their fresh-faced, adorable best

Ravi Tandon's 1975 movie was part college romance, part murder mystery. And it had great songs by RD Burman.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan sign deal with Netflix to produce a range of shows

The couple will produce work including scripted and documentary series, documentary films, scripted features and children’s programming.
The Hollywood icon in California

Netflix and Amazon take their battle to blockbuster Hollywood movies

It’s a sign of how streaming is changing the way Hollywood operates, with online services snapping up more of the top-quality product — rather than settling for reruns and B-movies.
Cosmetics

Estee Lauder is reviewing its products for skin-lightening references to avoid criticism

Estee Lauder product review will include assessing use of terms such as 'brightening' & 'lightening'. The cosmetics company was earlier confronted by employees over racial matters.
Netflix

Stream ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Bird Box’ for free now — Netflix’s new promotional offer

Stepping up its marketing in an increasingly saturated industry, Netflix is offering 10 titles that nonsubscribers can see without logging in or signing up for a trial.
Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Employees are ready to return to office, but flexible work is here to stay

Post-Covid, there will be a heightened focus on flexibility, and the value of human experience at the workplace.

On Camera

Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

Defence

Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.