QWrap: Quint Journo Covering Kathputli Briefly Detained, and More

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1. “Mrs Gandhi Is Dead”: 24 Hours That Changed India’s History

On the morning of 31 October 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, at her 1 Safdarjung Road residence in Delhi.

With the most powerful political leader in the country gone, the assassination sparked off an unprecedented political crisis in India – and triggered the worst sectarian violence in India seen since Partition, with the subsequent 1984 Sikh riots killing 3,000 people in Delhi.

But what happened in the hours and minutes after the assassination? Here’s the timeline.

2. I Was Beaten & Locked up for Covering Kathputli Colony Demolition

At around 2 pm on 30 October, I parked my car under the Shadipur flyover in Delhi. The road was dug up and there were e-rickshaws parked near a stream of sewage. Women were washing clothes by the water and a policeman seemed to be basking in the glory of his surroundings. I asked him if I could leave my car there, while I covered the demolition drive at Kathputli Colony. He said if the e-rickshaw drivers had no problem with it, he didn’t give a damn either.

Meanwhile, Kathputli Colony, still neatly hidden from my view by a cement wall covered with DMRC logos, was facing its final blow.

Read the full blog here.


3. WATCH: How to Be a ‘Naagin’ This Halloween (in Just 3 Minutes)

It’s that time of the year again when you put on your best scary face forward and scream Halloween!

If your plan is to go asking ‘trick or treat’ in a desi andaaz, we have got you covered. Quint Neon collaborated with cosplayer Akanksha Sachan to give you the ultimate desi halloween makeover – The ‘Naagin’.

And guess what? You can do this yourself at home! Watch the video here.


4. Voices of Gujarat: ‘Modi is Disciplined’, ‘GST Should Be Simple’

A 62-year-old marketing executive, an art teacher, and a businessman – watch these people from Gujarat tell us what will define their vote this election.


5. “Potholes Too?”: Jibes Fly as Army Made to Build Bridges in Mumbai

The army will help build a new foot-over-bridge at the Elphinstone Road station in Mumbai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday, 31 October, as Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal visited the station where a deadly stampede took place last month.

Not everyone is happy with this move. Civilians took to social media with outraged messages about how it was demeaning to the army to carry out such work.

Video Producer: Anmol Saini
Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

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