A wrap of the good, the bad and the funny from the world of news. With things unfolding at lightning speed in and around JNU campus, Newslaundry brings you Indian media's tryst with Sanju baba, the ephemeral bond between lawyer Yashpal Singh and Sunny Deol, thought experiments that will let you wrap your head around the curious case of Kanhaiya Kumar and the 'appeal for azadi', a debate that never happened but should have, and other moments from news world worth lol-ing over.
Journalist and author, Jerry Pinto has won Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction for Em and the Big Hoom. The award honours recipients for "their literary achievements or potential". This year nine awardees received the $150000 prize in fiction, nonfiction and drama.
Abhinandan Sekhri speaks with Thakur Chandan Singh, the lawyer who filed a case against Lord Ram for “cruelty” against his wife Sita. Singh wants a town to be named after Sita as compensation for the 'cruelty' she faced at the hands of Ram.