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Friday, March 26 2021


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It's a piece of human history in the form of a digital asset. Who knows what will be the price of the first tweet of human history 50 years from now.

That’s cryptocurrency guru Sina Estavi justifying his decision to buy Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet for $2.9 million. He also compared it to Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’. Of course to hang this NFT on his wall, Estavi will have to print out the signed digital token that says: ‘just setting up my twttr’. Do the missing vowels make this a Dorsey masterpiece… or the bold absence of capitalised letters?

 

Editor’s note: We will be taking Monday off for Holi—primarily to quell a nascent North Indian rebellion in the ranks:) We will be back in your inbox/WhatsApp on Tuesday morning! Happy Holi all!

Big Story

Editor’s note: We are delighted to have Sandip Roy write this very fun curtain-raiser on the Bengal elections—which will kick off on March 27, and last an entire month. This good read makes hilarious hay of a nasty election season.

 

Asterix and the Big Fight... in Ben-Gaul

The year is 2021 AD. North and East India is almost entirely occupied by the Lotus Party. Well, not entirely. One small state of indomitable Bengalis still holds out against them……

 

Khela Hobe! Let the games begin!

 

The Trinamool Team

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Suez canal crisis: The latest update
  • China’s war on global apparel brands
  • Oscars have a no-Zoom problem
  • Prince Harry gets another job
  • An alarming UN report on starvation
  • A nose-only mask so you can stay safe while you eat out

 

Weekend Advisory

  • The Irregulars is described as 'Buffy meets Holmes'
  • Pagglait centres on a widow unable to grieve her husband's death
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