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‘Padmavati’: Incidents that made headlines about the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film

After months of protests and heated debates, there was finally some respite for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his team as ‘Padmavati’ was finally certified with a ‘U/A’ rating by the CBFC. However, the censor board did ask for a change in the title to ‘Padmavat’ along with five ‘modifications’. But even this has not satisfied members of the Mewar royal ... Read More »

Finance Ministry warns about cryptocurrencies

The government has joined the Reserve Bank of India in cautioning potential customers from investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, likening them to Ponzi schemes. “There has been a phenomenal increase in recent times in the price of virtual ‘currencies’ (VCs) including Bitcoin, in India and globally,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Friday. “VCs don’t have any ... Read More »

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9

It might seem like the Galaxy S8 just arrived, but we’re already looking ahead to the S9. Samsung blew us away with the Infinity Display and all-glass design of the S8. Expectations are high for S9, as the highly anticipated smartphone sets the stage for the rest of 2018 flagships to follow. Here’s everything we think we know about Samsung’s next Galaxy ... Read More »

What Education Technology Companies Need To Know About Schools

As an innovation team focused on improving the world through education, my colleagues and I are often the first port of call for ed tech startups hoping to go to market or to scale their products globally. As such, we review hundreds of ed tech products per year and, in some cases, set up pilot programs to assess impact and ... Read More »

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about education

‘Hot for teacher’ – Van Halen in concert in 1981. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. After 30 years living in Madrid and a quarter of a ... Read More »

China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters This week, President Trump refused to let up on his rebukeof the NFL for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem. His response to these on-the-field demonstrations, along with ... Read More »

Colbert I. King: I don’t care about ‘Merry Christmas’

President Donald Trump went before a Values Voter Summit audience here in Washington last week and declared, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” There is no warrant in law that directs Americans to say “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Holidays” or anything at all. How we greet one another during the holiday season, Mr. President, is our business. Americans have a right to ... Read More »

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what?” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be ... Read More »

Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console

Xbox One X. That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the upcoming 4K-ready cousin to the Xbox One. It will, in Microsoft’s words, be “the most powerful console ever.” That was Microsoft’s main message during the console’s reveal at E3 2017, repeatedly emphasizing the Xbox One X’s advantages over the competing PlayStation 4 Pro (without ever mentioning ... Read More »