Thursday December 9 2021

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Sanity Break #1

Late night show host Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion for a perfectly pandemic-themed Christmas song. The title: ‘It Was A…(Masked Christmas)’. Though all the talk of boosters isn’t quite as funny for parts of the world that haven’t even received their first jab:(

It Was A...(Masked Christmas)

Headlines that matter

Check out this edition for the most important stories from around the world today!

Headlines That Matter

Sanity Break #2

Netflix put out a fun behind-the-scenes teaser to plug the dubbed Tamil version of Squid Game—featuring popular actor Nasser who will be the voice of one of its characters, the old man 001.

Squid Game (Tamil) - behind-the-scenes teaser

Reading Habit

Our books editor Anushree Kaushal has a list of cool literary reads and an excellent list of personal recommendations!

Reading Habit

Feel Good Place

Need an immediate pick-me-up? We have you covered! From hilarious animal clips to stuff that’ll make you go “lol why?!”, we have all you need to keep you sane on even your worst hair day.

Feel Good Place

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Port of Grievances

December 1 2022

For over 100 days, angry fishermen—backed by the Catholic diocese—have staged a blockade of a $900 million Adani project.

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Viral Protests

November 28 2022

Chinese citizens streamed into the streets to express their anger at the harsh Covid safety policies. What makes this notable and unprecedented: they openly called for the resignation of President Xi and the Communist Party.

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From Hero to Zero

November 25 2022

Since the beginning, the Chinese president has framed the pandemic as a “people’s war.” Adhering to zero Covid was not just good policy, but also a mark of true patriotism. But a policy that seemed wise in 2020 has proven to be a disaster in 2022. But why won’t Xi change his mind?

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Less Than Zero

November 24 2022

In a rare show of public fury, workers at an iPhone factory in Zhengzhou rioted against the country’s strict pandemic rules. The rules have imposed a high price on its citizens and the economy—even as Covid cases reach a new peak. The rest of the world has moved on from lockdowns and closed borders, why is Beijing refusing to budge?

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