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Friday, March 12 2021


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We’re very much not a racist family.

That was Prince William’s one sentence answer to a reporter who asked whether the Royal family is, well, racist. It is unlikely, however, to quiet the gathering storm over ‘the interview’. The head of the Society of Editors was forced to quit because he issued an angry denial of the couple’s accusation that the UK press had been racist in its coverage of Meghan. Over 200 journalists then signed an open letter to “deplore and reject” his defence.

Big Story

A landmark Silicon Valley lawsuit for Dalits

The TLDR: Last year, California state authorities filed a caste discrimination lawsuit against Cisco and two of its employees. Cisco has fought very hard to shut down the case—but has so far failed to do so. This isn’t big news right now but we think the story is worth your attention and time.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • ‘Bombay Begums’ in trouble
  • Mexico embraces pot
  • Mamata’s injured leg
  • Three artsy things

 

Weekend Advisory

  • The transformation of Shiva from a meat-lover to a shudh shakahari
  • The connection between anxiety and diet
  • The rise of ‘fun pants’
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