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Monday, April 18 2022


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How swiftly the strained honey
of afternoon light
flows into darkness

and the closed bud shrugs off
its special mystery
in order to break into blossom:

as if what exists, exists
so that it can be lost
and become precious.

For a much-needed break from relentless news cycles, here is a lovely poem by Pulitzer prize-winning poet Lisel Mueller titled ‘In Passing’. There’s never a bad time to contemplate the ephemerality of joy and life.


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Big Story

Chaos theories: A guide to Elon Musk vs Twitter

The TLDR: The tech titan has offered to buy the social media platform for $43 billion. Twitter responded by adopting a rather colourfully-named strategy called the ‘poison pill’ to block him. Everyone is agog with anticipation as they await the next round of this tech mahabharath.


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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • The Russian invasion: The latest update
  • A fresh nightmare in Delhi
  • India vs WHO: A battle over Covid data
  • UK’s shocking deportation strategy
  • Two key breakthroughs in MS research
  • The biggest comet ever seen by astronomers

 

Sanity Break

  • Georgy Kurasov's fantastical art

 

Smart & Curious

  • Why Mumbai is one of the great food capitals of India—unlike Amritsar
  • Gurgaon’s raging drinking culture
  • Is the internet becoming increasingly ‘straight'?
  • Why cloning your pet won’t bring it back

 

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