QWrap: Kabul Blast, If Cars Had Sex, the Saree Man of India & More
1. Taliban Strikes Again At the Heart of Kabul
A major Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a government security office in central Kabul during rush hour on Tuesday killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320.
2. It’s up to You, New York: State Takes Centre Stage in US Election
New York’s primary is set to be the most decisive such election in the state in decades in terms of picking the nominees for November’s general election. The date for the contests was shifted back this year so they are no longer crowded out by the raft of other states that voted on so-called Super Tuesday last month.
3. J&K Police Arrest One of the Two Accused Named by Handwara Girl
Hilal Ahmed Bandey, one of the two accused identified, was arrested from Handwara by Jammu and Kashmir Police last night, official sources said, adding he is being questioned.
Bandey was among the two persons named by the girl in her statement before the Chief Judicial Magistrate. He is accused of manhandling the girl on 12 April while she was stepping out of a public restroom in Handwara town.
4. Meet the Saree Man of India Who Wishes We’d Wear Them More Often
Many have succumbed to the seductions of the saree – its gentle drape has bound many a tender waist. But why must saree be a woman’s prerogative, asks Himanshu Verma, rhetorically. Can you really answer that question, except to glibly say that’s how its always been? It is here that Himanshu begs to differ.
5. The Changing Left in Bengal: In Conversation With Mohammed Salim
Mohammed Salim is perhaps one of the most outspoken and charismatic leaders of the Left Front today. Known for being an articulate and argumentative politician, Salim brought the Narada tapes under Parliament’s scrutiny recently.
The Quint caught up with him on his way to a roadshow in Howrah, West Bengal.
6. I’m a Shah Rukh Khan Fan, But I’m Not an Idiot!
Shah Rukh Khan has undoubtedly redeemed himself with Fan, post his Dilwale fiasco. And even though I love the starstruck innocence and the mamooli-ness of Gaurav, post interval the film just makes no sense.
It’s a mystery how Maneesh Sharma managed to lose the plot in this double SRK dhamaka, but here’s what left me scratching my head, writes Megha Mathur.
7. PM Modi Praises Dipa Karmakar, Jokes About Reservations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Dipa Karmakar, who became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics Games on Monday.
8. If Cars Had Sex, This Is What Their Babies Would Look Like!
We’re tired of ‘what celebrity babies would look like’ and ‘fashion statements come together of 60s and 90s’ or whatever. We love cars. And it was time to put our unbelievably awesome photoshop skills to good use.
So THIS is our great gift to the universe.