Firstpost Editor's Picks: Congress plays coy, why youths turn cow vigilantes, Sikhs through colonial lens; today's must-read stories
Almost three weeks ago, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra dropped her first hint.
Almost three weeks ago, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra dropped her first hint. A party worker in Rae Bareli said she wanted her to contest from her mother’s constituency. "Why not Varanasi?" asked Priyanka. Her remark set off fervent speculation which she then tried to diffuse by going on to state the following day that she was willing to contest from whichever seat her party would ask her to contest from.
Saving cows that are allegedly being taken to slaughterhouses and ensuring the ones carrying them are "taken to task" is what they call “fieldwork.” Shailesh said he does not feel jobless since he has been engaged in Gau Seva. “When you are active, you don’t feel frustrated or worthless,” he explained, soaking the sweat on his forehead with the saffron gamchha wrapped around his neck. “Even family members feel the boy is doing something productive with his time instead of wasting it. People in the society treat you respect.”
Tony Stark is a complicated figure, and so is his moral compass. Usually, it would have been easy to just class him as an anti-hero. But Tony Stark is not really an anti-hero either. Anti-heroes have their own moral codes, and they usually eschew the codes foisted upon them by society. Michael Corleone in The Godfather, now that's an anti-hero. Tony Stark is your quintessential insider, the one who was born with the silver spoon in his mouth, heir to a vast empire.
This exhibition is made of up of archival replicas of original artworks that are scattered across the world. “The process of creating a replica is fairly complex. It can be done only in two or three places in the world. The ink is made in Japan, the printing is done in Germany. So it is a coming together of various methods and technologies. We shoot several thousand photos of a single artwork, to create the highest resolution possible and then print it,” says Gautam Srivastava, founder of The Hubris Foundation, which has put together the exhibition.
Novak Djokovic is not just a player fighting to reach the top of the tennis world anymore. He is now a statesman, an ambassador, a politician and a world leader, who is also somehow five short of the all-time Grand Slam record. It’s easy to understand why he thinks there are bigger fish to fry than a Monte Carlo quarter-final against Medvedev, or a Miami fourth round against Roberto Bautista Agut.
French Open 2021: 'Life goes on', Rafael Nadal shrugs off defeat against Novak Djokovic in semi-finals
Nadal said he plans to be back in 2022 although admitting that time is not on his side if he wants to re-establish his Paris dominance.
Loki director Kate Herron on Marvel series: 'Fun and challenge was to place a chaotic soul into a world of order'
In an exclusive interview, Herron discusses what she brought to the already well-established world of Loki, how her identity as a woman filmmaker contributed to the lead character's gender fluidity, and mixing polar-opposite genres to construct a unique world for the God of Mischief.
Century-old gravestones of Scottish women buried in India tell story of overlooked aspect of colonisation
While their husbands were building, buying, managing and administrating British India, wives and daughters were working in hospitals, teaching in schools and helping to provide community services. But their efforts and contributions went unacknowledged in the historical unfolding of empire.