Saturday, 3 December, 2022

PoV

Dilemma of the Indian middle class — dependent on ‘didis’ but can’t welcome them too soon

Indian middle class fears for their safety during the Covid crisis but that is in conflict with their dependence on domestic workers.

The American Karen is the Indian Suresh, the WhatsApp Uncle who thinks he knows best

Social media and memes have never been about nuance. Given the pandemic and the lockdown the world is struggling with, they have become something to cling to.

Durex says stay inside, Nike says just do it — Admakers are the new bards of Covid lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown has become a strong stimulus for the Mad Men of the world. Budweiser, Ixigo, Durex are all stepping up to the challenge.

Dear privileged, stop saying #MeTooMigrant. You don’t know anyone who died walking home

#MeTooMigrant began as a way of standing together with migrant workers in the Covid lockdown, but the privileged have ended up mocking the migrants’ plight.

Modi gained popularity in Covid, but real test comes later. Don’t judge a leader in crisis

During the 2008 financial crisis, leaders like Gordon Brown, Tara Aso and Kevin Rudd gained popularity, but vanished after the rise of nationalist populism.

Adele to Katrina Kaif — Stop obsessing about ‘revenge bodies’, it just shows fatphobia

When singer Adele posted a picture of herself on Instagram on her birthday, little would she have known that her fans would only praise her weight-loss.

Lawyers weren’t amused by Hasmukh Vir Das on Netflix. But Delhi HC had the sense of humour

I was avoiding Vir Das' standup comedy on Netflix thinking it had something to do with lawyers. Spoiler alert, it doesn't, barring the offence-takers.

First Arab world, now Canada saying enough is enough to Muslim-hating overseas Indians

A firm in Canada ended ties with an Indian over his Islamophobic tweet. But little has changed in India despite Arab world calling out rising hate against Muslims.

Winning a Pulitzer is not ‘anti-national’. Photographs don’t lie or judge

Pulitzer awards the best in journalism. But many in India were troubled when three Kashmiris — Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand — won the prize this year.

The unruly Indian flier is about to get a crash course in airport civility thanks to Covid

As Delhi airport readies its plan to resume operations with social distancing norms in place, handling the unruly Indian passenger will be its biggest headache.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.