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Aug 2022 /
Monday
Cryptic Crimes

WazirX—India’s biggest cryptocurrency platform is being investigated for money laundering. But here’s the bewildering bit. No one knows who really owns it: a superhot Indian startup or the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world—a Chinese company called Binance. .

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Aug 2022/
Friday
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LIV-ing Large

The golfing world has been upended by a maha-yudh between the venerable PGA and an upstart league called LIV—funded by Saudi Arabia. You may not care much about golf, but it offers an eye-opening look at the sport—how it’s played and who makes the big bucks. FYI: There are no real villains in this story.

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Aug 2022/
Thursday
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The Pride of Gujarat

The lions are the only remaining Asiatic lion population in the world. Environmentalists have secured a direct order to move a number of them to Madhya Pradesh—to ensure we don’t put all our eggs in one basket. But they remain in Gir despite a direct Supreme Court order. Why?

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Aug 2022/
Wednesday
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Say Yes-ji to 5G

Jio emerged as the biggest winner in the recent auction of 5G licences. But what does that mean to you as a consumer? Also, how do these government auctions work? Here’s a quick guide to all things 5G in India.

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Aug 2022/
Tuesday
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Book Owners Unite!

Back in 2013, Penguin merged with Random House to become the biggest publishing house in the world. Then last year, it inked a deal to acquire Simon & Schuster—and was promptly hit by an antitrust lawsuit by the US government. Is there anything wrong if one company publishes most of the books on the market?

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Aug 2022/
Monday
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City of Dreams

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently unveiled new designs for a $500 billion city in the desert named NEOM. Its fantastic vision has sparked both amazement and eye-rolling scepticism. Here’s a guide to this seemingly insane plan for a grand Saudi makeover.

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Jul 2022/
Sunday
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Travelling through India

We take you across the country to visit different cities of India through books.

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Jul 2022/
Friday
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Chennai’s Gambit

The World Chess Olympiad kicks off today in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu—a historic occasion that marks our first outing as hosts. Even better news: India has an excellent chance of scoring a medal this year. We’ve put together a colourful guide to the tournament touted as the ‘Olympics’ of chess.

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Jul 2022/
Thursday
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Dodge That Bullet

Are you one of those ‘Covid virgins’ who’ve never caught the disease? Why are some people seemingly more ‘immune’ to the disease than others? And will the new virus subvariants finally test their luck?

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Jul 2022/
Wednesday
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The Naked Truth

Actor Ranveer Singh has been booked for a battery of ‘crimes’ for posing naked in a magazine photoshoot. We looked at the laws that cover nudity—the double standards in applying those laws—and India’s time-honoured tradition of baring it all.

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