Thursday, January 28 2021

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You cannot take up a role without reading the script… You cannot play a role hurting the religious sentiments of others.

That’s the Supreme Court responding to a plea filed by Amazon Prime and the makers of Tandav for an order protecting them from arrest. They are named in multiple FIRs across various states—including three in just Uttar Pradesh. The ‘role’ mentioned refers to a college play—which lasts a few scenes in the 9-episode series. Yes, his crime is playing a fictional role as Shiva as a fictional college student in a fictional college play within a fictional series. FYI, the scenes have been deleted and everyone concerned has abjectly apologised. But the FIRs roll on.

Big Story

The strange and wondrous tale of GameStop

The TLDR: Here’s a Wall Street story that is 100% guaranteed to be turned into a Hollywood flick. It involves big hedge funds, the stock of a video game retailer and millions of Reddit users. And it’s got everyone worriedincluding the President of the United States. 


FYI: There’s a lot of insider jargon involved here. We promise to keep it simple not stupid.


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Farmer Protests: The aftermath
  • TikTok bids a final goodbye
  • Old car owners gotta pay
  • Virtual dating is here to stay!
  • Apple issues two warnings


Reading Habit

  • Underrated author of the week: Edgar Cantero

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