Sunday Exhale: Instagrams from Bihar; Ravan With Swag and More

It’s Sunday. Relax, exhale and enjoy The Quint’s breeziest work through the week.

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Sundays come with varying wake-up hours, breakfast choices and states of hangover. But one thing remains constant — and that is our selection of the best feel-good reads for you every Sunday morning.

Will Lalu’s Lantern Work For The Women of Wajidpur?


Lalu has done no work and we don’t want just the lantern (RJD party symbol) anymore, we need fuel to light it too. We have a huge issue with the education of girls. We will vote for Lalu only because Nitish Kumar will fuel it.

Srija Singh, Resident of Wajidpur

Raghopur is Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family fiefdom and his 26-year-old son Tejaswi Yadav is fighting to win back the family bastion. Of the 2.8 lakh voters in Raghopur, 1.25 lakh are Yadavs. And while they have traditionally been loyal to Lalu, the 2010 defeat taught the Yadav family not to take that loyalty for granted. As Raghopur goes to vote in the third phase of the Bihar elections, The Quint travelled to Wajidpur village in the constituency to gauge the mood among women voters.

Anyone With Boobs Should Read This!

Regular exercise, cutting down on alcohol and smoking can drastically lower your breast cancer risks (Photo: iStockphoto)
Regular exercise, cutting down on alcohol and smoking can drastically lower your breast cancer risks (Photo: iStockphoto)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we’re inundated with pink. Pink ribbons, pink products, pinkathons, pink monuments, all trying to raise awareness for the scourge that is breast cancer. Though all the pink-washing has put the disease on the map and the funds in the right place, in terms of ‘cure’ or treatment not much progress has been made in the last five years. And that’s why early detection still remains the key to your survival and quality of life. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to catch breast cancer early and improve your chances of survival. But first, let’s make sure we have the basics covered.

This Ravana Oozes Swag Both On and Off the Stage


Manoj Sharma has been playing the role of Ravana from the mythological tale of Ramayana for the last 17 years. Here’s a peek into the parallel life Sharma shares with his character.

5 Chic Sparkling Wines You Can Gift This Festive Season

There’s just something about sparkling wine, don’t you think? The minute you say bubbly you think celebration. And in the middle of the festive season – Dussehra, Diwali, all the way upto Christmas and New Year, not to forget the wedding invites that are lining up – there’s no better time than now to acquaint yourself with some of the finest fizz out there to gift, no matter what your budget.

In Pictures: Abki Baar Sirf Bihar

On the campaign trail with BJP’s Sushil Modi and Union Minister Giriraj Singh. Local leaders of the BJP appear have taken a back seat as the party fights this election solely on Modi’s popularity. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>/Rishika Baruah)
On the campaign trail with BJP’s Sushil Modi and Union Minister Giriraj Singh. Local leaders of the BJP appear have taken a back seat as the party fights this election solely on Modi’s popularity. (Photo: The Quint/Rishika Baruah)

As I begin travelling through the state, I think I know why the Bihar election is really like no other. Everyone has a political opinion – including little kids sporting campaign merchandise.

Rishika Baruah, Reporter at The Quint

Drawing room discussions in New Delhi have no idea what Patna, 800 km away is thinking. But Rishika Baruah did manage to get a sense of what the mood in Bihar is like. She captured her travels through the state in this Instagramesque photo-essay.

IAF Men Attempt Record-breaking 2,800-km Swim Along the Ganga

2,800 km. 35 days. Three men. One mission.

To swim the entire stretch of the Ganga from Devprayag in Uttarakhand to Ganganagar in West Bengal. Expedition “Ganga Avahan”, led by Wg Cdr Paramvir Singh, will attempt to swim down the entire stretch of the river. Here’s just one of the many obstacles being faced by Team Ganga Avahan.

Sunday Exhale: Instagrams from Bihar; Ravan With Swag and More

Harry Potter Makes a Comeback

Sunday Exhale: Instagrams from Bihar; Ravan With Swag and More

Harry Potter is back.

Yes, let that sink in.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a theatre production that picks up from where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ended. The play focuses on Potter’s youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, who in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows leaves for Hogwarts to start his first year. Now can we expect a book?

Rowling to Premchand: Literature’s Love Affair With Food

Food, friendship, festivities- the magic of Harry Potter in a single photo (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HarryPotterUK/photos_stream">Facebook/Harry Potter</a>)
Food, friendship, festivities- the magic of Harry Potter in a single photo (Photo: Facebook/Harry Potter)

Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, fries, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and, for some strange reason, peppermint humbugs.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

Food, until recently, seemed to be one of those blessedly uncontroversial things one could rely on. Here’s celebrating literature’s insatiable love affair with food.

Get Set for the Pre-Diwali Launch of the Apple Watch

Apple Watch. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Apple Watch. (Photo: The Quint)

Apple is officially set to debut the Apple Watch in India early next month. The company has listed November 6 as the date when the watch will be available for buyers. Apple Watch is Apple’s first wearable device which was introduced last year. It’s taken Apple more than a year to bring it to India and we expect the device to be priced starting at Rs 34,000 for the basic model.

This Year’s Pujo Was Epic Fun, Here’s What We’ll Miss

We’re already missing the Pujo, especially the special madness that we witnessed at 2 am at Kolkata’s Maddox Square. Here’s what the city’s happy hour was like. Shubho Bijoya!

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