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Explained: Why was 'Mr' dropped from the 'Mr Potato Head' toys?

February 27, 2021 10:58 am

Toy making company Hasbro has decided to rebrand 'Mr Potato Head', dropping 'Mr' from the title. What is 'Mr Potato Head', and why is the company rebranding?

Explained: What is Churmosquagogue, the monument being built in Berlin?

February 26, 2021 2:57 pm

Here’s why the House of One, or, colloquially, Churmosquagogue, is already one of the most significant historical sites in the world.

Explained: Why Coca-Cola is being called 'anti-white' after a diversity training seminar

February 26, 2021 9:30 am

Beverage giant Coca-Cola has come under fire for allegedly promoting "reverse racism" and "anti-white" rhetoric. Here's why

Explained: Who is Shabnam, the first woman who could be hanged since 1947?

February 24, 2021 8:27 am

Shabnam along with her lover Saleem was convicted of killing seven members of her family in 2008. If executed, she will be the first woman in independent India to be hanged for a crime.

Explained: What is the Year of the Ox? How did it become a global Instagram trend?

February 18, 2021 7:47 am

The Year of the Ox will replace the Year of the Rat (2020) that is traditionally filled with turbulence.

Explained: Who is Fran Lebowitz, interviewed by Martin Scorsese in a new Netflix series?

January 14, 2021 11:15 am

Sitting across from Martin Scorsese, as well as Olivia Wilde, Alec Baldwin, and Spike Lee at several points, Fran Lebowitz talks about a range of things, from life in New York to the #MeToo movement.

Explained: What row over Virat Kohli's paternity leave says about labour laws, gender roles in India

January 14, 2021 12:25 pm

How are paternity leaves given to Indian fathers, why has Virat Kohli's caught such attention, and why has the BCCI been accused of double standards?

Explained: The practice of 'whitewashing', and why some are criticising Kamala Harris' Vogue photoshoot

January 13, 2021 10:40 am

Vogue is facing criticism on social media for featuring Kamala Harris on its cover. What's the problem Kamala Harris on the Vogue cover? What exactly is whitewashing?

Sesame, bananas, turmeric: Link between Mediterranean diet and South Asia

January 06, 2021 8:39 am

Calcified dental plaque from archeological remains reveals the complexity of ancient trade and diets 3,500-4,000 years ago. How do we know this, and why is it significant?

Explained: Symbolism behind the 2021 Pantone colour(s)

December 23, 2020 12:25 pm

The company had its origins as a simple commercial printing company in the 1950s in New Jersey in the US, owned by the brothers Mervin and Jesse Levine.