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After Munawar Faruqui, stand-up comic Kunal Kamra says all shows in Bengaluru cancelled

“I suppose I am seen as a variant of the virus now,” Kamra wrote in a tweet, adding a word about Munawar Faruqui, another stand-up artist who was forced to “quit” his career after all 12 of his shows in… Continue Reading →

Art for social change: To what end?

The social sector typically uses art for awareness and behaviour change. Going against the grain, a Marathi comedy show emerges with some valuable lessons. by SEEMA NAIR Art and activism have always been closely linked. Think of Kabir and his dohe, Basavanna and… Continue Reading →

Afghanistan – Billy Joel drops new hit single, “Who tf started the fire?”

As US troops leave Afghanistan, Billy Joel drops new hit single, “Who tf started the fire?”. by- Piyush Joe Biden has sparked several debates across ideologies due to his recent decision of withdrawing American troops back from Afghanistan, leaving the… Continue Reading →

Kangana Ranaut time travels to 2002, changes her name to Mamta

by- Piyush Jain Swipe left to read the full story After getting banned from Twitter, Kangana Ranaut time travels to 2002, changes her name to Mamta In a shocking turn of events, Twitter banned Kangana Ranaut after she tweeted about… Continue Reading →

Progressive Khap Panchayat aligns itself with PM’s women empowerment campaign, modifies their honour killing policies

by- Piyush Jan In a first, a Khap Panchayat in a small village called ‘Irony’ reworked their policies concerning honour killings of local women. “We believe that women should be empowered and should not be killed for being women; we… Continue Reading →

Yoga Babaji announces its new hot product, “Gaumutra Infused Yellow Wine” #Covid19

In order to make battling corona virus more ‘fun’, Yoga Babaji announces its new hot product, “Gaumutra Infused Yellow Wine” by- Piyush Jain After a series of successful and spiritual product launches, Yoga Babaji has now announced their newest breakthrough… Continue Reading →

Rasputin challenge: Why are these Medical students in scrubs trending?

Mon, 12 April, 202 Dancing to the tunes of 1970s Boney M classic ‘Rasputin’, Janaki and Naveen, two medical students from Kerala’s Thrissur Medical College, have shaken the social media for more reasons than one. The 30-second-long video of their… Continue Reading →

Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed dies in jail; cartoonist Kabir Kishore allegedly abused in custody

February 25, 2021 4:21 PM EST New York, February 25, 2021 — Bangladeshi authorities should conduct a swift, transparent, and independent investigation into the death of writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed in custody, and should release jailed political cartoonist Kabir… Continue Reading →

How Amnesty International went wrong in assessing Russian opposition leader arrested by Putin

By Rajiv Shah Quoting a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) report, “Amnesty Move To Strip Navalny Of ‘Prisoner Of Conscience’ Status Sparks Outcry”, a Moscow-based journalist, Fred Weir, whom I peripherally during my Moscow days (1986-93), has brought into the light… Continue Reading →

India criminalising comedy and entertainment

G. Sampath Indian law unfortunately affords protection to the prickliest common denominator in society Producers of entertainment content, especially stand-up comedians, are increasingly becoming the target of legal action. To take just two examples, while Kunal Kamra is facing contempt proceedings for remarks… Continue Reading →

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