Friday, February 12 2021

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This is a serious allegation. And if there was indeed a communal bias, I wouldn't have resigned, they would have sacked me.

That’s former India opener Wasim Jaffer defending himself against accusations that he “communalised” the dressing room atmosphere and “favoured” Muslim players in Uttarakhand—charges levelled by state cricket officials after he quit on Tuesday. Point to note: Apart from Anil Kumble and Irfan Pathan, none of the big names in cricket (past or present) came to his defence. 

Big Story

The kooky rise of the Koo app

The TLDR: In any great war, there’s always collateral damage to innocent third parties. But in the case of Twitter vs Government of India, the Koo app offers the unusual example of collateral profit. The made-in-India Twitter clone has crossed 3 million users and its downloads have surged 10X in just 48 hours—ever since GOI gave it a big jhappi as part of its slapdown campaign. So what the hell is Koo, and is it any good?


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Mars is getting crowded
  • Munnar’s worrying weather
  • Air travel is getting pricier
  • Pigs can be gamers
  • Indians really like this flower


Weekend Advisory

  • A three-year study that shows how Delhi and Mumbai keep Muslim tenants out.
  • The Arctic is getting greener with each passing yearhow
  • A jab at the upcoming SATC flick and its possible plotlines

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