Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the hard right party, Brothers of Italy, is poised to become the next PM—which is spooking most of Western Europe. More interestingly, her ascendance has cast a spotlight on the cult of Tolkein among Italian fascists—who consider the ‘Lord of The Rings’ a sacred text. Umm, why?
Earlier this week, the Pakistani American walked out of prison after 23 years—when his conviction in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was vacated. Media reports have framed his release as testimony to the power of popular true crime podcast ‘Serial’. But is that really true?
Queen Elizabeth II was finally buried in an elaborate ceremony yesterday. And other than the A-list guest list and eye-watering price tag, it was a decidedly tame affair. We decided to go back in time to look at other far more entertaining royal funerals–which offered full paisa vasool. (Sorry, we’re not in mourning)
All states in India offer their share of horror stories of caste killings, sexual assault, and gender violence. But Uttar Pradesh is infamous for cases that combine all three in a gruesome cocktail that often shakes the nation—like the Badaun killings and now Lakhimpur Kheri.
A Varanasi court judge rejected a key challenge to a petition filed by five Hindu women—asserting their right to offer daily prayers at the mosque. While the merits of their case are yet to be decided, the decision opens the door to revisiting The Places of Worship Act—which prohibits the conversion of any place of worship.
Olivia Wilde's new movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ has been caught in a series of controversies—mostly bizarre and entertaining. But the PR debacle also reveals the perils of using feminism to get ahead—and promote your personal brand. No, being a girlboss isn’t a good thing any more.
Cyrus Mistry was killed in a car accident yesterday—putting an unhappy end to his long and bitter battle with the Tatas—where he once was chairman. Ratan Tata who anointed him as his heir to the corporate throne—and then unceremoniously kicked him out—has still not uttered a word of condolence.
The former Russian leader—who brought an end to the Cold War and the Soviet Union—died at the age of 91. We take a look back at a rare leader who changed the course of history—and whose legacy is all the more relevant now that another Cold War appears to be round the corner.