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Thursday, June 2 2022


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Sitting by Mark’s side for these 14 years has been the honour and privilege of a lifetime. Mark is a true visionary and a caring leader. He sometimes says that we grew up together, and we have… In the critical moments of my life, in the highest highs and in the depths of true lows, I have never had to turn to Mark, because he was already there.

That’s a part of Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg’s extended goodbye note—announcing her decision to quit her job after 14 years. Sandberg plans to devote the next stage of her life to philanthropy. CNBC has more on Javier Olivan who will be taking her place.

 

A birthday holiday heads up: It was splainer’s birthday yesterday, June 1. Each year, the team takes a day to retreat and bond around this time. This year, we’ll be doing it on Friday, June 3. So we will not be publishing an edition tomorrow:)

 

​​Stuff to check out: On the latest episode of the splainer podcast ‘Press Decode’, the splainer team looks at how easy it is to get a gun in India—and the meme-ification of the Depp/Heard trial. Be sure to head over to the IVM website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts to listen to it. 

 

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Big Story

The death of KK: Saying goodbye to the Mesmeriser

The TLDR: The sudden death of playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath because of a heart attack evoked a flood of tributes from grief-stricken fans. But few of us knew much about this modest man who deliberately steered free of Bollywood’s glitzy allure. Here’s a tribute to his far-too-brief life.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Johnny Depp scores a big win
  • Kashmiri Pandits flee the Valley
  • Yet another Chinese exit
  • The Gandhis get ED summons
  • India’s first K pop star
  • Female footballers have eating disorders
  • The genetic luck of some smokers
  • Say hello to the ‘biggest plant on Earth’ 

 

Sanity Break

  • A ‘pitch invasion’ by a squirrel at a baseball game

 

I recommend

  • Wanted: A pair of good exercise shoes

 

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