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One for the history books: Who is Leila Mottley, the youngest-ever writer on the Booker long list?
Arts & Culture

One for the history books: Who is Leila Mottley, the youngest-ever writer on the Booker long list?

The youngest writer ever to make it to the Booker longlist, Mottley, 20, has penned a gripping tale of juvenile sexual abuse in 'Nightcrawling'. Her entry has literary enthusiasts talking about her short but shining career and a book that is all the more relevant in a post-Black Lives Matter America

Disunited State of America: How a superpower is crumbling before our eyes
World

Disunited State of America: How a superpower is crumbling before our eyes

The US has been steadily losing the will to wield power and is distracted and deeply internally divided as if it has cultivated its worst enemies within and they are now hollowing out its soul

Priyanka Chopra's acknowledgement that a northeastern actor should've played Mary Kom is a sign of her evolution
Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra's acknowledgement that a northeastern actor should've played Mary Kom is a sign of her evolution

Priyanka Chopra's experience of working in Hollywood, and the Black Lives Matter movement, seems to have made her aware of the need for diversity and representation back home in Bollywood.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander to retire golden coach with slavery images after racism row
World

Dutch King Willem-Alexander to retire golden coach with slavery images after racism row

In the Netherlands, as in other European nations, debate over the colonial past and slavery has resurfaced since the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States

Book review | With Unbound, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke explains why she felt the need to reclaim the movement
Arts & Culture

Book review | With Unbound, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke explains why she felt the need to reclaim the movement

"If these white women start using this hashtag, and it gets popular, they will never believe that a Black woman in her 40s from the Bronx has been building a movement for the same purposes, using those exact words, for years now."

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies
India

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies

Liberals enthusiastically pick the Munawar Faruqui saga, but remain silent on the lynching of two sadhus by a mob in Maharashtra. This blinkeredness is not serving any true liberal clause in any real sense

Kyle Rittenhouse: Who is he and why is his trial significant for America?
World

Kyle Rittenhouse: Who is he and why is his trial significant for America?

Rittenhouse hails from Illnois' Antioch, which is around 24.14 kilometers from Wisconsin's Kenosha. The white teenager, who lived with his mother, has been described as an 'admirer' of the police.

T20 World Cup 2021: Bavuma reveals de Kock controversy was on his mind before Sri Lanka game
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: Bavuma reveals de Kock controversy was on his mind before Sri Lanka game

Senior batter de Kock did not wish to comply and chose to pull out of the match but returned for Saturday's game against Sri Lanka after agreeing to perform the gesture in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' (BLM) movement.

Are world cricket and Team India being used as political tools? Ten questions that need answering
India

Are world cricket and Team India being used as political tools? Ten questions that need answering

Even if we accept that fighting against racism in the West is more important for Team India than protesting against Bangladeshi Hindus, endorsing BLM amounts to subscribing to a specific, politically funded group

Why India needs serious educational reforms amid rising cases of violence against Hindus
World

Why India needs serious educational reforms amid rising cases of violence against Hindus

The fresh wave of violence against Hindus in Bangladesh and elsewhere, and the usual apathy about it in India, once again underscore the need for true and meaningful educational reforms in the country

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock has put the controversy surrounding taking knee to bed, says David Wiese
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock has put the controversy surrounding taking knee to bed, says David Wiese

De Kock came out with a statement on Thursday saying he is fine taking a knee if it "educates others" and that he was deeply hurt at being called a racist for refusing to make the gesture earlier.

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee, withdrawn from team
Sports

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee, withdrawn from team

De Kock refused to take a knee in South Africa's Test series in the West Indies earlier this year.

Temba Bavuma says Quinton de Kock's withdrawal 'did kind of take us back as a team'
First Cricket News

Temba Bavuma says Quinton de Kock's withdrawal 'did kind of take us back as a team'

Following CSA's directive to its players to take the knee in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, de Kock withdrew from the Super 12 game, laying bare the growing internal tension on the matter.

T20 World Cup 2021: Decision to take the knee was communicated to us by management, says Virat Kohli
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T20 World Cup 2021: Decision to take the knee was communicated to us by management, says Virat Kohli

Kohli's men took the knee in support of the movement that began with the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.

T20 World Cup 2021: Indian players take the knee before clash against Pakistan
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: Indian players take the knee before clash against Pakistan

The Indian team was making the gesture for the first time. Players of the Pakistan team, meanwhile, too paid a tribute by holding their right hand to their heart.

Why teaching political movements in Indian discourse can lay a foundation of political awareness in children
India

Why teaching political movements in Indian discourse can lay a foundation of political awareness in children

The national curriculum discusses various political movements, which have shaped our nation, from middle school itself

Joe Biden praises WNBA champions Seattle Storm for social justice activism
Sports

Joe Biden praises WNBA champions Seattle Storm for social justice activism

The visit marked the first time that an NBA or WNBA team has visited the White House since the Cleveland Cavaliers were feted by Barack Obama in 2016.

Opinion | Forced multiculturalism and woke hijack will bring sports to its knees, widen race divide
World

Opinion | Forced multiculturalism and woke hijack will bring sports to its knees, widen race divide

The world’s biggest sporting event cannot be allowed to be hijacked by certain political groups piggybacking such high-profile occasions to run their messages

Naomi Osaka docuseries review: A poignant look at an athlete still a work-in-progress
Entertainment

Naomi Osaka docuseries review: A poignant look at an athlete still a work-in-progress

'Naomi Osaka', a three-part docuseries debuted on Netflix on Friday, takes a look at the challenges of a young athlete navigating her path amid rising stardom.

Euro 2020: Ireland basketball chief apologises for offensive tweet on Raheem Sterling after England's semi-final win
Sports

Euro 2020: Ireland basketball chief apologises for offensive tweet on Raheem Sterling after England's semi-final win

O'Byrne wrote “BLACK DIVES MATTER!!!” in response to a BBC Facebook post about the controversial penalty won by Sterling in England's 2-1 victory over Denmark in the European Championship semi-finals.