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Sep 2022 /
Friday
Justice For All

A historic Supreme Court judgment offers all women access to abortion—be they unmarried, transgender or survivors of marital rape. And it offered a stirring defence of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.

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Sep 2022/
Thursday
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Size Matters

Men’s obsession with the size of their penis is the fodder for endless pop culture humour. But that anxiety can often hide a crippling mental health disease—which is no laughing matter.

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Sep 2022/
Wednesday
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Patwari Police

A 19-year-old girl working at an Uttarakhand resort was killed—provoking widespread outrage over the unconscionable delay in investigating her death. The tragedy also cast the spotlight on Uttarakhand’s bizarre law enforcement system.

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Sep 2022/
Tuesday
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Man in the Mirror

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is just as prevalent among men as it is among women. So why do we so rarely talk about it?

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Sep 2022/
Monday
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Lady of the Rings

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the hard right party, Brothers of Italy, is poised to become the next PM—which is spooking most of Western Europe. More interestingly, her ascendance has cast a spotlight on the cult of Tolkein among Italian fascists—who consider the ‘Lord of The Rings’ a sacred text. Umm, why?

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Sep 2022/
Sunday
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Poetry From Our Shelves!

We’re recommending poetry collections!

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Sep 2022/
Friday
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Burning Down the Veil

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini—arrested for wearing her hijab “improperly”—has unleashed angry protests across Iran. Yes, this is about gender rights—but also rage at the government in the midst of a severe economic crisis.

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Sep 2022/
Thursday
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An Innocent Man

Earlier this week, the Pakistani American walked out of prison after 23 years—when his conviction in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was vacated. Media reports have framed his release as testimony to the power of popular true crime podcast ‘Serial’. But is that really true?

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Sep 2022/
Wednesday
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Tears of an Elephant

Tamil Nadu and Assam are warring over an elephant—which has been held captive at a temple for over a decade. But the greatest tragedy is that Joymala’s case is not exceptional or rare.

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Sep 2022/
Tuesday
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Dead & Buried

Queen Elizabeth II was finally buried in an elaborate ceremony yesterday. And other than the A-list guest list and eye-watering price tag, it was a decidedly tame affair. We decided to go back in time to look at other far more entertaining royal funerals–which offered full paisa vasool. (Sorry, we’re not in mourning)

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