One Direction’s least popular member is… Zayn? While One Directioner Zayn Malik recently surpassed 11 million Twitter followers, Mirror Online reveals Malik is still the least followed member of the band on the social media site. (Harry Styles leads the pack with 17 million followers.) In some-not-related-at-all Zayn news, he and fiancée Perrie Edwards recently got a new kitten named Prada. (Mirror Online)
Malala’s book banned in some Pakistani schools: Some Pakistani schoolchildren won’t be reading the life story of Pakistan’s most famous teenager any time soon. The heads of two Pakistani private school associations announced on Sunday that I Am Malala would be banned from the shelves of their affiliated schools. The reason? Among other things, they fear that Malala “became a tool in the hands of the Western powers.” (Al Jazeera)
Aishwarya and Abhishek (and Sharon Stone) Co-Host Inaugural amfAR India Event: Mumbai will host its first amfAR event next Sunday. Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with actress Sharon Stone will co-host the event for the AIDS charity. Shoe designer Kenneth Cole is also expected to attend. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Exploring the lives of two young (fictional) “Hin-Jews”: The New York Times reviews two new young adult novels with biracial, Hindu-Jewish protagonists. (New York Times)
The story of a blogger, Nikki Haley and The Sikh Religious Society of South Carolina: Back in 2012, a South Carolina blogger wrote that Governor Nikki Haley would soon be indicted for tax fraud “stemming from work with the Sikh Religious Society, of which her parents are leaders.” The story was widely picked up by media outlets, despite the fact that it wasn’t true. The Sikh Religious Society then sued for defamation and eventually settled out of court. (Buzzfeed)
Lakshmi Gandhi is an editor at The Aerogram. Follow her on Twitter @LakshmiGandhi.