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.

Opinions/Stories

'Wuhan virus' and the travails of being a pro-China Hong Kong lawmaker

The audience at the summit were in for a surprise when the mention of "Wuhan virus" rattled Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee so much that she staged a walkout from the session.

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Harsh Madhusudan, Rajeev Mantri speak to WION about their book, the one that PM Modi endorsed on Twitter

For authors Harsh Madhusudan and Rajeev Mantri, a recommendation from PM Modi served as a validation of their hard work and the distinct political philosophy they harbour for modern India.

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'Between You and Me' author Atul Khanna speaks about bureaucracy in India, 'societal moksha'

In an exclusive conversation with wionews.com, Atul Khanna spoke about how he fostered the idea of a new India in his book 'Between You and Me: Flight to Societal Moksha | 600 million…

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Palestinian teen dies after confrontation with Israeli forces

The Palestinian health ministry said that Amer Abdel-Rahim Sanouber from the village of Yatma in the occupied West Bank arrived at hospital after being "severely beaten on the neck."

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Indian greeting 'Namaste' is now global: Macron and Merkel's pleasantries go viral

Worried that shaking hands, hugging and kissing on the cheek -- an archetypal European way of greeting each other -- might help spread the virus, Macron and Merkel folded hands in Namaste and bent…

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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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