Wednesday, 21 April, 2021

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Women sitting in the trucks make chapattis | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Kisan march pictures may not show you women farmers, but don’t forget to count their protest

The farmers’ protests in Haryana and Punjab aren’t only limited to men. They are walking for the women guarding the field at home too.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Indians have a new K in their lives. Not Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor but Korean culture factory

K-pop, K-dramas, K-beauty — 2020 became the year India embraced the soft power of Korea.

Bollywood wives, matchmaking — 2020’s cringe binging scrapes Netflix, Amazon barrel

If you thought watching Roadies, Splitsvilla or Emotional Atyachar on TV was bad — we now have new online versions, though much better shot & strung together.

Bollywood gets personal. Come live in SRK’s house after a horrendous 2020

Until now, the Bobby cottage in Kashmir, Dil Chahta Hai fort in Goa, and Pangong lake in 3 Idiots were famous tourist attractions. Gauri Khan-designed home has entered the club.

Diana-mania gets a new Gen-Z makeover. Netflix is cashing in

From being dubbed a ‘Gone Girl’ figure to street style icon, Princess Diana has a new legion of fans among Gen-Z and millennials.
Don-turned-politician Anant Singh is the Bihar MLA with most criminal cases and most wealth | File photo: ANI

‘Chhote Sarkar’ Anant Singh became a social media star without being on Twitter or Facebook

Anant Singh is no more the dreaded Bahubali of Mokama but someone whose media bytes are analysed for the sole purpose of making memes.

If not pollution, Hindu groups still have 2 good reasons to support firecracker ban on Diwali

The use of firecrackers during Diwali did not likely start before the 18th century, when Maratha rulers would organise firework displays for the general public.
Locals in Chandol village, Western Ghats protesting and performing Kunbi (a local folk dance) near the railway line which the government has proposed to work on | Twitter: @savemollemgoa

Urban Chipko movements like #SaveMollem, Aarey here to stay. Govt will have to keep up

Whether to protect the elephant corridor in Dehradun, or Gurgaon residents walking to save the Aravallis, urban Chipkos are the new-age environmental warriors.
Indian newspapers

Humble headline? No, it’s a weapon for media, Facebook, Google, your WhatsApp group

We have a problem. Most of us Indians don’t read articles beyond the headline and we are having a tough time distinguishing report and opinion.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Fat tax — What you didn’t know clothing brands are charging you for

After being called out by fashion watchdog Diet Sabya, brands like Gauri and Nainika and Fuel are now owning up to the practice of discriminatory pricing.

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