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Munawar Faruqui
News  /  Published 25.03.22

Cyrus Broacha & Anuvab Pal reveal why politics is not a laughing matter

If an adult joke was a taboo for comedians in the past, the red flags of the present are politics and religion. Cyrus Broacha, comedian, anchor, podcaster and columnist, and fellow comedian and autho...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

India  /  Published 19.12.21

Faruqui confirms show in City of Joy

According to online ticket booking platform BookMyShow, the tickets -- priced at Rs 799 -- were "filling fast". In November, Faruqui was under fire after the Bengaluru Police denied permiss...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.21

Those with fangs

The Hindutva-dominated ecosystem has validated vigilante groups, which, in turn, threaten the livelihood and freedom of expression of artists, comedians, and activists. The Bajrang Dal recently threat...
By Natasa Aziz

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.21

Who is scared of laughter?

They issued a permission to Braun. He was now allowed to mimic a whole list of personalities. Only Frederick the Great was not to be imitated. The police was further advised by the military that excep...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.21

Letters to the Editor: Why 'alter ego' robots spell danger

Home alone Sir — It was speculated that the rise of the machines would wipe out man. That fear increasingly seems misplaced. But there is another very real threat that must be considered. Japan...
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India  /  Published 02.12.21

Kunal Kamra cancels shows in Bangalore

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, a critic of Hindutva and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies, has cancelled his scheduled shows in Bangalore alleging “threats” and efforts to rest...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Surly India: Faruqui

The joke is on a surly ‘democratic’ India. The ‘retirement’ of Munawar Faruqui, a young, Muslim stand-up comedian whose shows have been repeatedly cancelled as a result of the ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 29.11.21

I am done, hate wins: Faruqui

The development comes days after Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said comedian Vir Das, who is facing police complaints over his monologue “I come from two Indias” in the US, ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 28.11.21

Bengaluru cops say no to Faruqui's show

According to reports, Faruqui had planned a performance 'Dongri To Nowhere' on Sunday evening. The show was organised in Bengaluru by Vishal Dhuria and Siddharth Das of New Delhi-based Curtain...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Bengaluru

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.21

Shared freedom: right to offend

Art provokes. It challenges prejudices, pushes the boundaries of settled thought and discovers new forms and modes — all of which can cause discomfort, even anger. The transgressive nature of cr...
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