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Tuesday, December 15 2020


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She cut her hair, dyed it and disguised herself as a pollster, a health worker and an election official to get their names and addresses. She invented excuses to meet their families, unsuspecting grandmothers and cousins who gave her details, however small. She wrote everything down and stuffed it into her black computer bag, building her investigation and tracking them down, one by one.

That’s from a New York Times story of a Mexican mother who spent years tracking down the ten men who kidnapped and killed her daughter. This story of maternal courage and love in the face of brutal gang violence has captured the imagination of readers across the world.

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Tatas go shopping for a Maharajah

The TLDR: Air Indiaour greatly beloved white elephantis on sale again. And this time around, it actually has three suitors, including the Tata Groupwhich is also most likely to win its fair hand. Landing the aviation behemoth may or may not be fortuitous for a company that also owns two other cash-strapped airlines.

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Headlines That Matter

  • Google’s cutting edge India project
  • IIT Madras shuts campus after big spike in Covid cases
  • Japan Airlines is asking passengers to skip inflight meals
  • Superheroes in scrubs!
  • Pandas are covered in shit

 

Smart & Curious

  • Have you heard of the Hair Freezing Contest?
  • Curtain bangs are back in style
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