Wednesday, March 3 2021

Dive In

Do you want me to comment on this vigilance inquiry? I will say this is a useless paper. Rather it is contempt of court… This vigilance inquiry is even worse than what they do in an ordinary inquiry in a petty theft case.

That’s the Delhi High Court losing its temper with the Delhi police’s handling of an inquiry into the media leak of a Jamia Millia Islamia student’s alleged confessional statement. Iqbal Tanha had argued that the police had timed the release of this “false information purportedly from the police file” to jeopardise his chances of getting bail. Tanha is one of the many accused of inciting the Delhi violence in February 2020.

Big Story

A very messy, chaotic vaccination campaign

The TLDR: While PM Modi may have gotten his Covid jab with perfect ease, most Indians—many of them senior citizens—found themselves stuck in crowded waiting rooms and long lines during the second phase of the rollout. The culprit: a badly functioning CoWin portal—and total confusion over digital registration. This is a classic case of bad planning, terrible communication and total confusion over the rules—and that’s apart from the digital glitches.


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • China hacking: A quick update
  • Ambani wins the airwaves
  • Penguin Random House to become mega-publisher
  • Scientists talk to dreamers
  • Microdosing is a sham


A list of curious facts

  • This is what the full rotation of Mars looks like
  • Hyderabad airport now has Asia’s first inflatable hangar
  • The new trend in skincare is called ‘slugging’

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.