Sonal Gera

Senior Sub Editor

Sonal Gera, having written movie reviews, is highly obsessed with Bollywood. She is also interested in national and international news.

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Trump mispronounces Thailand. Puns and memes follow

"Shifting production to Thigh-land," Trump said during the speech, before correcting himself. "Thailand and Vietnam, two places that... I like their leaders very much." 

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'Indian Matchmaking' is just the tip of the iceberg of matchmaking in India

The real game in India is way more convoluted, painstaking and disrespectful to human emotion -- especially for girls. It's a haggling of virtues and vices, and is decided by horoscopes and pre-…

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#ChinaBlocksWION: Readers stand in solidarity with us

GreatFire.org, a Chinese internet monitoring watchdog, confirmed that WION has been completely blocked in China.

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George Floyd protests spread far and wide; at least 25 US cities impose curfew

Protests have erupted in at least 30 US cities over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The police officer knelt on his neck…

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Key highlights of PM Modi's address to nation

PM Modi, in a nationally televised address, noted that this package, taken together with earlier announcements by the government during the crisis and decisions taken by RBI, amounts to Rs 20 lakh…

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PM Modi announces Rs 20 lakh crore economic package; lockdown 4.0 guidelines to be out soon

India imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to combat the spread of the deadly virus. The government is now starting to pull back from one of the world's tightest lockdowns of 1.3 billion…

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Over 190,000 Indians will be brought home: Civil aviation minister to Wion

India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, in an exclusive converation with Wion, said the ministry has so far drawn up the programme for only a week, and the further details shall soon…

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Why Devdhar of 'Prem Rog' is Rishi Kapoor's best work

'Prem Rog' reinvented Rishi Kapoor. For a generation that has grown up watching him play roles that accentuated his image of a 'chocolate boy', Devdhar underlined his vulnerability.

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Around 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a country of 1.3 bn people? What's the deal with Modi's India!

As of Tuesday, India had reported 31,360 coronavirus cases and 1,008 deaths -- implying about 0.76 deaths per million. If compared with the United States, where the number of deaths per million is…

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Rajasthan couple stranded in Tripura names their newborn 'Lockdown'

“My wife gave birth to a baby boy at the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here six days ago. We named him ‘Lockdown’ remembering all the problems we had to face during this tough…

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At least 60% of infectious, 75% of 'emerging' diseases originate from animals, says study

Whether from a bat or a pangolin, the deadly virus originated from the animal world, adding to the list of 'zoonoses' -- the name given to diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

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Crude oil demand falls. But memes hit a high!

This comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown restricting movement across the world, and causing the demand for oil dry up.

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'Lockdown is only a pause button to coronavirus': Rahul's assertion has Twitter confused

Twitterverse latched onto this, and consequently, Rahul Gandhi trended for hours.

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IndiGo, Vistara's Twitter banter is a dose of much-needed quarantine humour

On Friday morning, IndiGo kicked off a conversation with Vistara, which in turn invited GoAir to join in their banter session. What followed was the best thing on the internet today -- some much-…

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Coronavirus: Rahul Gandhi takes a subtle jibe at HCQ export, Modi-Trump friendship

Trump, in his daily briefing, said he had a conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he asked him to lift India's hold on the export of Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug…

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