Tuesday, October 27 2020

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That’s what a new advisory will say at the beginning of certain old Disney films that include racist content. For example: ‘Dumbo’, ‘Aristocrats’, ‘Jungle Book’, ‘Lady and the Tramp’. Explaining its decision not to censor the films, but to flag them instead, Disney said, "We can't change the past, but we can acknowledge it, learn from it and move forward together, to create a tomorrow that today can only dream of."

Big Story

The big fat Bihar election

The TLDR: Bihar is poised to go to the polls on Wednesday. It will be the first big election since the outbreak of the pandemic. While the issues are serious—especially crippling unemployment—it is playing out like a political masala flick with the BJP (maybe) conspiring against its own ally.


The basic deets: The Assembly elections will be held in three phases across three distinct regions over the coming week. And in each phase, a different caste or community will play a big role—Dalits in the first and Muslims in the third. 


The contestants are as follows:


  • The NDA consists of the BJP and the Janata Dal (U) led by current Chief Minister Nitish Kumar—along with smaller local parties. 
  • The Rashtriya Janata Dal—once led by Lalu Prasad Yadav and now his son Tejashwi Yadav—is allied with its traditional partners: Congress and three communist parties.
  • The spoiler to watch: Lok Janshakti Party once led by Dalit powerhouse Ram Vilas Paswan, and now his son Chirag. 


What’s the big deal about this election?


In today’s edition

Headlines that Matter

  • There’s water on the moon!
  • An Indian record in diamonds!
  • India-US to seal a defence pact
  • A new law to ban stubble burning?


A list of good reads

  • Indian and Pakistani communities coming together for the US election
  • Nine reasons you may have been accused of being a witch from The Elly
  • What’s next in the Ratan Tata vs Cyrus Mistry maha-yudh?
  • There are four kinds of introverts—which one are you?

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