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April /
Friday
Under Water

The biggest story in the world is the gargantuan second wave in India. TBH, there aren’t any aspects that we haven’t already explained. So we’re doing a roundup of the biggest stories related to the wave—to give you the big picture of the mess.

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April /
Thursday
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Radioactive Ruckus

The Japanese government plans to release 1.25 million tonnes of radioactive treated water from its Fukushima nuclear reactor into the sea. The announcement has triggered a diplomatic furore plus angry protests by nuclear activists and the fishing industry

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April /
Wednesday
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Choices, Choices!

In a sudden flurry of action, the government approved Sputnik V—and opened the nation’s door to a wide range of vaccines. But the actual number of vaccines we Indians can choose from remains to be determined.

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April /
Tuesday
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Festival of Frights

In the middle of a giant second wave, we are witnessing a potential super-duper spreader event unfold—and no one is doing anything about it.

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April /
Monday
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A Needle-less Problem

The Prime Minister kicked off a four-day Tika Utsav in the midst of looming shortages of vaccines—and a rising tsunami of new cases. Dear rock, meet hard place. But how did we get ourselves into this impossible situation?

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April /
Friday
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An Embarrassment of Riches

As we explained earlier this week, a French news site Mediapart is doing a three-installment investigation into the 2015 deal to buy Rafale fighter jets made by Dassault Aviation. The latest episode is damning for the Modi government.

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April /
Thursday
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A (Un)Civil War

The bloody ambush of soldiers in Sukma—and the abduction of one of them—has turned the spotlight on the last Maoist bastion in India. But in the din of the headlines, no one has bothered to explain what is happening and, more importantly, why.

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April /
Wednesday
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When the Music Died...

Three prominent maestros of Hindustani classical music—Ramakant, Umakant, and Akhilesh Gundecha—have been accused of gross sexual assault and harassment. The allegations point to deep-rooted misogyny and inequality in the guru-shishya relationship.

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April /
Tuesday
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Man in the Middle

All of us know that defence contracts are irredeemably dirty. Now, we have one shady middleman who has been connected to two dubious deals—each pointing the finger of shame at a different political party.

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April /
Monday
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Here Comes The Sun...

Okay, there is no summary for this one. You’ll just have to come along for the ride, and we promise that it will end in a super-fun destination.

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