Tuesday, September 20 2022

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Yes, if in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.

That’s what President Joe Biden said when asked if the US would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion—unlike Ukraine where it has only offered military and financial support. The statement immediately made global headlines—and drew "stern representations" from Beijing—who warned Washington to handle Taiwan-related issues “carefully and properly.” What’s also notable: China visibly distanced itself from Russia at the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organisation conference it organised in Uzbekistan—raising “questions and concerns” about the Ukraine war.


An AMA with Ayaz Memon! We are delighted to announce a conversation with one of the most erudite observers of cricket. Ayaz’s many books include biographies of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli–and most recently, he edited an anthology on the history of cricket— ‘Indian Innings’—which traces the journey of Indian cricket since 1947. So get ready to ask him your burning questions about the state of our national sport this Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 6:30pm. Be sure to sign up for your slot here

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Big Story

RIP, Your Highness: A historical guide to royal funerals

The TLDR: Queen Elizabeth II was finally buried in an elaborate ceremony yesterday. And other than the A-list guest list and eye-watering price tag, it was a decidedly tame affair. We decided to go back in time to look at other far more entertaining royal funerals—which offered full paisa vasool. (Sorry, we’re not in mourning)

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Tharoor vs Gehlot for the Congress gaddi?
  • Japan faces a superstorm
  • Hindu-Muslim violence in Leicester
  • Monkeypox comes to China
  • Damning evidence of employment discrimination in India
  • People with ADHD more likely to develop heart disease
  • Drinking tea reduces diabetes risk
  • Russian superstar opposes war


Sanity Break

  • Dean Martin's 'Sway' performed by Markus Haider


A list of intriguing things

  • Eating the rainbow just got easier
  • Japanese man gets paid $71 to hang out
  • Hendrick's Gin presents 'Curious Cucumber Collection'


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