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Apoorva Rao

  • Fellow political cartoonists react to Charlie Hebdo shooting on Twitter

    The cold blooded massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices has shaken the world. The militant attack led to the death of twelve people, two of them being police officers. The incident, where Islamic terrorist attacked the employees of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) for publishing...

    Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 11:34am
  • China is a little wary of Modi the nationalist, says Simon Denyer, author of 'Rogue Elephant'

    Simon Denyer's book Rogue Elephant released in March 2014 to critical acclaim. The book assessed Indian democracy by clinically analysing Indian politics, politicians, as well as public protests.  Having previously worked in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and as The Washington Post's bureau chief...

    Monday, 5 January 2015 - 6:41pm
  • #ZeeJLF Twitter Chat: I would like to read Sonia Gandhi's 'Experiments with Truth', says Shashi Tharoor

    Shashi Tharoor is one of the most popular politicians on Twitter, perhaps not only for his political views but also his candid take on everything under the sun. Sometimes it has also landed him in trouble. But that has not stopped him from expressing his views in a clear and concise manner.

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 9:05pm
  • The dark side of Diwali: Stray dog gets seriously injured due to fireworks prank

    Diwali is a time for celebration for many. However it has proved to be quite dangerous for several animals just like this stray dog 'Mask'.  Mask was found in an appalling condition on Thursday night in Malvani area in Malad West. An unidentified couple saw Mask running around across the road with...

    Friday, 24 October 2014 - 2:54pm
  • Singer-songwriter Lorde is actually a 45 year-old man, according to 'South Park'

    Popular singer-songwriter Lorde is actually a 45 year-old man, or so claims South Park.  'The Cissy', the third episode of South Park's 18th season, reveals that Randy —  father of one of the leads, Stan — is the singer Lorde.

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 4:17pm
  • How Greenpeace drilled a hole in Shell-Lego partnership

    In a David versus Goliath moment in the history of environmental activism, Greenpeace has managed to stop the renewal of a promotional contract between Lego and Royal Dutch Shell, through a one-minute-45 second video.

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 10:55pm
  • Delhi child abuse case: Police detain protesters including children; journalist also held

    On Sunday evening, a group of protesters on a candle light march were detained by police for breaking Section 144 in Delhi. Among the detainees were children as young as 5-6 years of age. The locals were protesting against the recent alleged sexual assault of a two and half year old child by a...

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:22pm
  • World Heart Day: A heart song that connects us all

    World Heart Day is celebrated across the globe to create awareness on heart diseases.  In today's age, heart ailments have become common among Indians too. In 2010, heart disease was cited as the no. 1 killer in rural and urban India. Studies have also pointed out that 3 out of every 5 woman in...

    Monday, 29 September 2014 - 12:03am
  • Dalai Lama to convene inter-religious faith meeting; communal harmony, women's empowerment among key issues to be discussed

    The Dalai Lama is set to convene an inter-faith meeting in order to address the most important issues ailing the society, especially in India. Called a 'Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions', the event will be held on September 20 and 21, according to the official website of the Dalai Lama. Over...

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 9:17pm
  • Why a woman is never beautiful enough

    A couple of months ago, journalist Esther Honig did a project titled 'Before and After' through which she attempted to understand the degree to which a country's culture could influence public perception of beauty. She sent a photo of herself to photo editors across the world with just one...

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 12:00am