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Wednesday, October 28 2020


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When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.

That’s Evelyn Waugh who—in our view—is the far wittier English cousin of the more widely quoted Oscar Wilde. Yes, it is his birthday today, and therefore excellent excuse to remind you of his effortless way with words. Our other two fave Waugh quotes: “O God, make me good, but not yet.” Also: “It doesn't matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up.” See? We made you laugh.

Big Story

A new land law in Kashmir

The TLDR: The government issued a new notification that in one fell swoop ends Kashmiris’ exclusive right to land in their state. Now, any Indian can buy land in Kashmir. This significant policy is a direct consequence of the revocation of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status in August, 2019—and reveals how that move may irrevocably alter the state.

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In today’s edition

Headlines that Matter

  • Muslim countries target France
  • Ankhi Das is out
  • Mega budget flicks are coming!
  • A new kind of media collective

 

Smart and Curious

  • The hottest pandemic pet is a… snail
  • MIT engineers have designed a mask that actually kills the virus
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