Monday, March 15 2021

Dive In

It’s no surprise that in the days that followed (my arrest), my autonomy was violated; my photographs were splashed all over the news; my actions were pronounced guilty — not by the court of law, but on flat screens by seekers of TRPs. I sat there, unaware of the many abstractions made of me in order to satiate their idea of me.

That’s part of Disha Ravi’s first statement on her arrest—where she comes out fighting for climate change, calls out her own privilege, and doubles down on her fight for justice (not for herself, but for the marginalised and unmarketable).

Big Story

Two new kids on the vaccine block

The TLDR: As of now, Indians’ vaccine options are restricted to just two: Covishield and Covaxin. But New Delhi’s big push on vaccine diplomacy has sealed deals to manufacture two other vaccines in India: Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. But are these the ‘only for export’ kind? Or will we natives get some too?


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Rage over a London killing
  • Mamata fails to convince EC
  • 3 European countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccine
  • ‘Avatar’ reclaims its crown


Smart & Curious

  • QueerNaani—a new agony aunt who solves problems of gay Muslims
  • Why you should hide your iPhone’s unique name from apps
  • So where did the phrase ‘black sheep’ really come from?

Share your love!

Sign up your friends & fam (and anyone else!) by copy/pasting your special referral link below! Or just click on the link and share that specially coded subscription page the usual way. We will say a big 'thank you' by offering you a very nice token of our appreciation. Check out our FAQs. to know more. We grow and thrive because of you!


Become a subscriber!

Discover why smart, curious people around the world swear by splainer!

Sign Up Here!

Gift splainer today!

Love spending your mornings with us? Share the joy by gifting a subscription to someone you ❤️

Gift splainer

Complaints, suggestions or just wanna say hi? Talk to us at talktous@splainer.in

Join our community

© 2020 splainer.in
You are receiving this email because you opted in via our website.
Unsubscribe from this list.