Thursday, July 23 2020

Dive In

It took half a minute and somehow we were back in time like we had been there yesterday as well. It was so strange. That feeling between us was extraordinary.

That’s Bjorn Ulvaeus announcing ABBA’s plans for a highly anticipated reunion back in May. The latest update: the eternally beloved Swedes will release five new songs in 2021 and go on tour—as holographic avatars that resemble their eternally younger selves. Illustration: Parth Savla

Big Story

A grand global alliance against China?

The TLDR: Everyone has a problem with China—be it the US, UK, India, Australia or Japan. And they are each pushing back in unprecedented ways—which may mark the beginning of a new cold war. In the midst of this, four of these nations (including India) will soon conduct joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean. Will this mark the symbolic beginning of a global realignment of loyalties? Or will India continue its ‘non aligned’ ways? We assess the state of global geopolitical play.


China’s ‘mean girl’ problem


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • A pretty comet cometh our way
  • Lockdown shopping data is out
  • A Bollywood Chhodo campaign on Twitter
  • People are most likely to be infected by members of their own household
  • IPL is moving to the UAE


Smart And Curious

  • The Ikea activity set designed by a dog
  • The Lawson’s vaginal washer was a Victorian torture device
  • Kanye West may be redesigning how we shop on a website

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