This week, global fashion giants announced that they will review a key ranking system widely used to measure the sustainability of their clothes—after its metrics were revealed to be dubious. We look at how the word ‘sustainable’ has become almost meaningless in the industry—which is the second biggest polluter in the world after oil.
Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of the fact-checking website Alt News was arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity—for a 2018 tweet that references an old Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie. It marks a rare escalation against an English-language news site and journalist—who are typically charged but almost never thrown in jail.
The Supreme Court decision has created two Americas—one where abortion is still legal and the other where it is a crime. The battle now shifts to the polling booth—with the midterm elections in November. If Republicans gain control of Congress, American women may lose even more reproductive rights.
Champaca Books, the Bangalore-based independent bookstore, brings you reading recommendations from our shelves. Some fantastic queer themed books from our shelves, read our favourite book of the month, and discover books that experiment with the form of a novel.
Just months after being reelected as president, Macron has lost his ruling majority in the parliament—robbing him of legislative power. The effects of his loss, however, will have a wider impact on EU support for the Ukraine war—which may well be eroded as member nations grapple with more pressing issues at home
The rise of the conscious investor has been mirrored in the popularity of ESG funds—that invest in companies with good environmental, social and governance practices. But is this really about doing good—or minimising risk? And do these ratings have any value at all—given that their criteria have become increasingly controversial?
We tend to obsess over parliamentary and state elections—but pay very little attention to how the president of our country is selected. The process is convoluted—involving serious math—and often marked by great political drama. So get the popcorn ready for the presidential election slated for July 18.
Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian team unexpectedly announced the end of her 23-year career—which is longer than even that of Sachin Tendulkar. Apart from her prodigious talent and achievements on the field, she also carried the greater burden of ensuring the survival of women’s cricket in India—which has long been neglected and dismissed.
BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma made hateful remarks about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam during a TV debate. Nearly a week later, these caught the attention of India’s key partners in the Middle East—sparking official condemnation. The party has now suspended Sharma and its Delhi media chief Naveen Jindal—and issued a detailed clarification, describing them as “fringe elements.” We look at what happened and why.
The sudden death of playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath because of a heart attack evoked a flood of tributes from grief-stricken fans. But few of us knew much about this modest man who deliberately steered free of Bollywood’s glitzy allure. Here’s a tribute to his far-too-brief life.