Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls in Bengal, Princess Jasmine in 'Aladdin', French Open 2019; today's must-read stories
Editor's Picks: Myth of BJP-proof Bengal, end of Game of Thrones, French Open 2019; today's must-read stories.
The TMC had withstood the BJP in the 2016 Assembly elections despite the Saradha-Narada scandals. Even now experts point out that Mamata Banerjee has held on to her vote share. The BJP’s rise has been because it has gobbled up the Left votes.
What was noteworthy about campaigning the 2019 Lok Sabha election was the way the BJP hijacked the political slogans of the Congress to its advantage. An instance of this was the "Main bhi chowkidar" response to the "Chowkidar chor hai" jibe.
The Jasmine of Guy Ritchie's Aladdin is given ambition. This ambition is not restricted to the guilty pleasure of roaming the streets under a veil. The idea behind exploring the city covertly is to acquaint herself with her subjects, whom she wishes to rule in the future.
Rafael Nadal's stranglehold over the sport's only clay-court major has filled the pages of several eulogies and history books, but it still isn't easy to wrap your head around that. 11 Roland Garros titles just sounds unbelievable, no matter how many times you hear it.
Hopelessness, fear mongering, vengeance, anger and revenge course through the veins of the film. The ease with which hate has percolated into the souls of the villagers — some of whom casually, near matter-of-factly extol violence and blood-letting — is more dismaying than horrifying.