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Monday, June 6 2022


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Big Story

The Nupur Sharma row: Wrath of the Middle East

The TLDR: BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma made hateful remarks about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam during a TV debate. Nearly a week later, these caught the attention of India’s key partners in the Middle East—sparking official condemnation. The party has now suspended Sharma and its Delhi media chief Naveen Jindal—and issued a detailed clarification, describing them as “fringe elements.” We look at what happened and why. 

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Big wins at the French Open
  • Another mandir-masjid flare up
  • Heavy drinkers are “happier" than teetotalers
  • The link between testosterone levels and the absence of fathers
  • High air pollution increases likelihood of severe forms of Covid
  • Is a bumble bee a fish?

 

Sanity Break

  • The awesome music video for ‘Nothing For You’ by Heartthrob

 

A list of good reads

  • The “perpetually single woman”
  • The pandemic has changed our relationship with exercise
  • A simple hack to improve your sleep
  • Find out why your favourite colour is most probably blue

 

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