A round-up of things we loved this week, and those that ought to be shoved.
* Viola Davis, the first African-American actress to win an Emmy for a lead role in a drama. “The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity,” she quoted abolitionist Harriet Tubman, adding, “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
* The Malviya Nagar Maniacs – the teenaged Delhi boys rushed out when they heard a woman scream, and caught the man who’d attacked her
* Juggernaut, Chiki Sarkar’s new publishing house
* When Shah Rukh Khan met Saina Nehwal
* That Downton Abbey is back!
* The temerity of accusing (and handcuffing) a 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed for bringing a homemade clock to school just because some dumb, racist teachers (and cops) in the US thought it was a bomb
* The trailer of Tamasha. We love Imtiaz Ali, so we’re giving it the benefit of the doubt. But this better not be another Love Aaj Kal
* The Lucknow cop who smashed a 65-year-old man’s typewriter, his only source of income. (But we love that the forces on Twitter got him a new one)
* Kapil Sharma – meh
* Disdain for public transport
From HT Brunch, September 27
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