Netflix unveils teaser clip of Queen Charlotte for the much-anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off

Netflix unveils teaser clip of Queen Charlotte for the much-anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off

Netflix has unveiled a first look teaser clip of Queen Charlotte ahead of the much-anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off series. It was announced last year that a spin-off series charting the younger years of the flamboyant and gossip-hungry monarch would be in the works, with the show written and produced by Bridgerton creator Shonda Rhimes. The … Read more

5 things to know for September 21: Russia, Hurricane Fiona, Mar-a-Lago, Social media, India

CNN – Right now, you’re using at least one of your five human senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, or taste. Animals, of course, have senses too – including a bunch that we don’t have. The senses that exist in the animal kingdom are often a mystery to us, so if you’ve ever wondered what it’s … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 1st T20I

Big Picture Post the 2021 T20 World Cup, India have played a total of 29 T20Is heading into this series. Australia, meanwhile, have played just nine. Regardless of their preparation, Australia might turn up in their usual confident manner at the T20 World Cup – but this time they’ll have to defend the title in … Read more

8 endangered Namibian cheetahs arrive in India

CNN – After going extinct in India over 70 years ago, cheetahs are finally making a comeback in the country with a new reintroduction program. Eight cheetahs from Namibia arrived in India on Saturday, according to a tweet from the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). The big cats were released into India’s Kuno National Park in … Read more

Xi, Putin meet in Uzbekistan as Ukraine dominates

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met for talks on boosting ties between their countries Thursday, an encounter that follows a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield in Ukraine. The two leaders met in Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security alliance … Read more

A London diaspora district remembers a queen – ambivalently

LONDON (AP) – In a church in a West London district known locally as Little India, a book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II lies open. Five days after the monarch’s passing, few have signed their names. The congregation of 300 is made up largely of the South Asian diaspora, like the majority of the … Read more

The bloody history of the Kohinoor diamond – the royal jewel everyone’s talking about

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week, critics have renewed calls for the British government to return artifacts looted by the British Empire, among them the Kohinoor diamond – one of the world’s most famous, controversial gems. Housed today in the Tower of London as part of the Crown Jewels collection, the diamond is subject … Read more

Anger over past, indifference meets queen’s death in India

NEW DELHI (AP) – Just hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech urging India to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V. Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway, was a “symbol of slavery” under the British Raj, … Read more

India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque Religion News

A court in India’s northern town of Varanasi has rejected a Muslim organization’s plea challenging a request by some Hindu worshipers to hold daily prayers at a 17th-century mosque. A group of Hindu women moved the court earlier this year, seeking its permission to pray at a shrine inside the Gyanvapi Mosque. The mosque believed … Read more

India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque Religion News

A court in India’s northern town of Varanasi has rejected a Muslim organization’s plea challenging a request by some Hindu worshipers to hold daily prayers at a 17th-century mosque. A group of Hindu women moved the court earlier this year, seeking its permission to pray at a shrine inside the Gyanvapi Mosque. The mosque believed … Read more