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Thursday, May 13 2021


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I think the criticism is valid in lots of cases and I think it is important for the government to rise to the occasion and do things that they are chosen by people of this country for. I think only an inhuman person will not get affected by bodies floating (in the rivers)... I think we should, as people, get angry. It is important to hold the government responsible for what’s happening. Somewhere they have slipped. It is time for them to understand that there is much more to life than just image building maybe.

That’s what actor Anupam Kher—one of the most ardent supporters of the government—said on NDTV. And all of Indian Twitter nearly keeled over in surprise.

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Tale of the not so Golden Globes

The TLDR: One of the world’s most famous award ceremonies has fallen into disgrace almost overnight⁠—with top actors and studios cutting their ties to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organisation that doles out the awards. We look at the collapse of what was once described as ‘Hollywood’s Party of the Year’.

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