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Belle Knox Loses Her Financial Aid, Speaks Out About the Student Loans Crisis

Belle KnoxShining a spotlight on student loans: Belle Knox, the young  half-Indian porn star who made headlines earlier this year after she was outed as a Duke University student, is back in the news this week after speaking out about the crippling student loans many students face. Writing for Time.com under her legal name Miriam Weeks, she urged readers to “start paying attention to what got me here: artificially inflated demand for college that pushes tuitions sky high.” The whole piece is an interesting (and controversial) read. (Time, Jezebel)

This Indian seat belt PSA is going viral: According to the WHO, only 27 percent of Indian drivers wear a seat belt. This new public service announcement, which stars a group of hijras who call themselves The Seatbelt Crew, is trying to raise awareness and change that. “”Naughty girl,” the leader of the crew says at one point, “tell your boyfriend to buckle up.” Watch the ad, which was developed by Oglivy India, above. (NPR)

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Salman Rushdie’s New Favorite Parody Twitter Account is Hilarious

Hit follow now. The must-follow Twitter account of the week is @RushdieExplains, a new feed that purportedly explains India from Salman Rushdie’s perspective. The account’s Twitter bio proudly notes that it’s “graciously blessed by Sir himself.” You can see Sir Salman’s complementary tweet posted above. (Scroll.in)

The Frenchman who fell in love with Urdu. Meet Julian Columeau, a 41-year-old French-born writer who the AFP calls one of Pakistan’s “most innovative Urdu novelists.” Columeau began studying Hindi in the early 90s, but found it too “clerical,” leading him to switch to Urdu. He moved to Pakistan to work in the humanitarian sector over a decade ago. (AFP)

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