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Things People Said: National Security, Awards and…Bananas

In a week spanning the Kashmir lock down, Zomato-gate and Ravish Kumar winning the Ramon Magsaysay Award, much was said

Jessica Xalxo Aug 05, 2019

Anchor and Comedian Hasan Minhaj gets real about his position in American politics during an interview with W Magazine. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports

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1. Ravish Kumar (Journalist, NDTV India) to NDTV after winning the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

(Photo by Subrata Biswas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

(I can never be anti-India, I report for this nation, for its people. My brief is my viewers. I hold their briefs, not the one of the government.)

2. Deepinder Goyal (Founder, Zomato) in response to a customer refusing a delivery by a “non-Hindu” rider

Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images

3. Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister, New Zealand) on modern leadership for British Vogue

Photo: Simon Schluter/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

4. Jenji Kohan (Creator, Orange Is The New Black) to The Hollywood Reporter on the legacy of the Netflix series

Photo: JoJo Whilden/Netflix


1. Hasan Minhaj (Comedian and Anchor) to W Magazine during the Screen Test Interview

2. Christina Thomas Dhanaraj (Co-founder, Dalit History Month Collective) during the ‘Caste Representation in News Media’ session at the 2019 Media Rumble forum

Photo: Courtesy of Christina Thomas Dhanaraj

3. Laverne Cox (Actress and LGBTIQA+ Activist) to British Vogue on the realities of being a transperson

Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

4. Sabbah Haji Baji (Director, Haji Public School) on the influx of army troops and communications blackout in Kashmir
5. Wajahat Ali (Journalist) speaks out on the two mass shootings that occurred in the U.S.

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1. Atishi Marlena (Aam Aadmi Party leader) at a discussion in Delhi

Photo: Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

2. Manish Nai (Artist) to The Weather Channel on sustainable art

Manish Nai

Photo: Prasad Gori/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

3. Lil Nas X on “Old Town Road” becoming the longest-running no.1 song of all time (Billboard Hot 100 Chart)

Photo: Christaan Felber for Rolling Stone


1. Rahul Bose (Actor and Director) expressing incredulity at the taxes being levied by the JW Marriott Hotel, Chandigrah

Photo: Milind Shelte/The India Today Group via Getty Images

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