Q@9: A Barbaric Beheading; Bajrangi Rescues Bhaijaan, and More

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Machete that was used to slay the 5 year old boy. (Photo by Special Arrangement)

1. Assam Beheading: Tantra Backlash, or Simply a Murder?

Nanu Mirdha, believed to be about 45 years of age, was lynched on May 28 moments after he used a dao (machete) to behead the five-year-old Sanatan, son of his one-time friend Sajjan Bagh, in Tarajuli tea estate (line number 8) in Assam’s Sonitpur district.

2. Radioactive Leak at Delhi Airport May Have Hit Two Cargo Loaders

Contrary to the government cautioning Delhiites not to panic after a radioactive leak was detected in the cargo area of IGI Airport this morning, two loaders are suspected to have been affected by the radiation for which they were hospitalised.

3. Urdu Tehzeeb Meets Common Parlance

A screengrab from one of the most popular Kakistani dramas, <i>Zindagi Gulzaar Hai</i>.
A screengrab from one of the most popular Kakistani dramas, Zindagi Gulzaar Hai.

Don’t be surprised if while sipping your favourite cup of latte in a Delhi café you overhear conversations, interspersed with smatterings of Urdu. Words like sukoon (peace), inshah allah (may it be so), gunjaiish(scope), tazurba (experience), ana (ego), ehtaram (respect), jazba(feelings), tans (taunt), ikhlak (good habit), and many more have unconsciously seeped into the common Indian parlance.

4. Gold Diggers Find Outrageous Ways to Smuggle The Yellow Metal

The sight of glittering gold can tempt anyone. While some may let go of their temptations, there are others who are willing to go the extra mile, even dodge the law, to get their hands on the precious yellow metal.

5. Watch: Stutee’s Movie Review of San Andreas and Welcome to Karachi

This week Stutee Ghosh reviews two films- San Andreas, a movie about a disaster; and Welcome to Karachi, a movie that is a disaster. Check out how many Quints she gives them.

6. After FIFA, the US Should Turn to BCCI

Today FIFA, the top organisation of the world’s favourite sport – around 1 billion people watched the 2014 World Cup live, compared to 114 million people who saw the US Superbowl final – will elect the man who will run it for the next few years.

7. QSatire: Bajrangi Bhaijaan to Bhai’s Rescue

Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s poster.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s poster.

The teaser of the much-awaited Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaanis finally out. The one minute 30 second teaser is heavily loaded with Sallu power — it’s not the teaser but the timing of its release that’s perfect for Bhaijaan.

8. Toxic Relief-II: The Supplies Scandal Rot Runs Deep in Nepal

Not just the supplies of large quantities of toxic rice and vegetable cooking oil, Nepalese authorities have discovered that hundreds of kilograms of packed food items sent from India to the earthquake devastated country were found to have gone past their dates of expiry.

9. ‘Court’ Revives Memories of Mumbai Dalit Struggle

Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut movie, ‘Court, casts the spotlight on the life of a Dalit poet whose firebrand verses lands him in a maze of legal cases and his travails in the course of his prosecution.

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