12 May, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

Kite Runner
A video grab shows a three-year-old girl airborne, hanging on to a kite as the wind picked up at a festival in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Mixed Shots

Lotus Hero Makes Modi Idli

Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu might soon face some undercutting—from ‘Modi idlis’. Posters have come up in Salem offering the rice cakes at throwaway prices—Rs 10 for four pieces along with sambar. The man behind the move? The BJP propaganda cell state vice-president Mahesh or as the poster calls him, ‘lotus hero Mahesh’. The advert claims that the snacks are “made with modern kitchen equipment, tasty and healthy”. Befittingly, the sale of idlis will start from September 17, the birthday of PM Modi.

Manipur’s Queen B

When Dr Beyonce Laishram addresses patients, they sometimes get startled. For many don’t realise that she is a transperson until they hear her...

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