Firstpost Editor's Picks: Armed forces in Kashmir, Amit Shah on triple talaq, Sacred Games Season 2; today's must-read stories

Centre's 'mastertroke' on Article 370 in Kashmir puts armed forces on trial; debate necessary on costs of conflict

What the armed forces do in various parts of India, including Kashmir, is valorised by the media. We journalists do not have any independence of mind to be able to look at what is happening through neutral eyes. That makes it possible for us to take sides and ignore reality.

Amit Shah says appeasement politics led to continuance of triple talaq, claims law against it is 'only and only to benefit Muslims'

Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Shah defended the law criminalising triple talaq, saying it is meant "only and only to benefit Muslims." He added that triple talaq was a 'nightmare' for millions of Muslim women as it deprived them of their rights.

Sacred Games: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amruta Subhash, Surveen Chawla on Season 2 of Netflix series

Siddiqui plays Ganesh Gaitonde, a Mumbai don with God-complex, who has acquired a cult following among his fans with. People on the streets often yell, ‘Gaitonde, Gaitonde’, when they see him but the actor doesn’t want to get carried away with the accolades.

Mira Jacob's Good Talk is a timely, cogent and personal look at navigating race and identity in present-day America

Mira Jacob was prompted to write Good Talk by a series of questions posed by her son, about Michael Jackson, race and Trump. The graphic memoir employs a striking visual style – paper dolls superimposed on photographs, and uses humour and anecdotes to show what it means to be brown/mixed race in today's America.

Premier League: Pep Guardiola's VAR woes continue as Manchester City suffer early setback in title defence

From Moura's goal, until the rather dramatic ending of the match, the game played out in predictable patterns, with spells of Manchester City possession ending in near-escapes and close shaves for Tottenham

 

Updated Date: Aug 18, 2019 21:25:16 IST