Q@9: The Lalit-Raje Loop; India Takes on B’desh, and More
The Quint brings to you the top stories of the day
1. Split Wide Open: The Vasundhara Raje-Lalit Modi Nexus Runs Deep
The relationship between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former IPL Commissioner and cricket baron Lalit Modi, both now in the eye of a raging storm, runs deeper than the two just being family friends.
2. The Dubious MoU That Put Vasundhara Raje in the Eye of the Storm
As the Lalit Modi controversy got murkier, The Quint was the first to tell you on June 15 that two months after Minal Modi (Lalit Modi’s wife) got operated on for advanced breast cancer at the Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, the hospital signed an agreement with the Rajasthan government to open a state-of-the-art cancer hospital in Jaipur.
3. Video: 5 Things To Watch-Out For In India’s 1st ODI vs Bangladesh
A hectic winter in Australia, a tense World Cup and a busy IPL later, a full-strength Indian team now start their campaign against Bangladesh in the shorter format of the game on Thursday.
4. Lalit Modi Slams Chidambaram, Why do they Hate Each Other?
In his interview to Rajdeep Sardesai on India Today sitting by the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi went all out against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, stating that it was P Chidambaram who arm-twisted the UK government to act against him during the UPA2 regime.
5. Luv U Green Lady! The Statue of Liberty Hit New York 130 Yrs Ago
On this day, 130 years ago, a French Navy ship named Isère docked on the New York harbour with a rather special cargo. The Statue of Liberty had arrived in the United States of America. But it would take another year for her to reign in resplendence over Bedloe’s Island.
6. International Day of Yoga: Top 5 Yoga Myths Busted
One look around you will tell you that everyone seems to be practising yoga or talking about yoga — but all this has got very little to do with what yoga really is. This $27 billion industry has attracted 30% more popularity in the last 4 years, with yoga studios mushrooming at every corner. However, there is a huge difference between this ancient science and the multi-million dollar business it has become.
7. Candid Kareena on Marriage, Having Kids and Working With Shahid
In a no holds barred interview, Kareena Kapoor talks about why Salman is the biggest superstar today and how Ranbir Kapoor will rise like a phoenix. The actress also admits that she isn’t ready for kids for another two years at least.
8. Oh Yeah, Europe has met its Destiny in the Waterloo way
The Battle of Waterloo which took place on June 18, 1815, marked the end of the Napoleonic era and will be differently remembered in Europe on the occasion of the bi-centenary on June 18.
9. Angry Young Man in a Dance-Off: The Cult of ‘Disco Dancer’
A film called Disco Dancer released in 1982. Its plot, music, costumes and the dancing were all a bit over the top. It’s what led to Mithun Chakraborty being identified as the ‘disco dancer’ forever in Indian film history. The costumes were glittery, the dancing was all pelvic thrusts, the plot involved nothing less than that horror of horrors to befall any musician worth his salt — guitar phobia.
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