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Monday, March 7 2022


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Mr Sheeran is undoubtedly very talented, he is a genius. But he is also a magpie. He borrows ideas and throws them into his songs, sometimes he will acknowledge it but sometimes he won’t.

That’s the plaintiffs’ lawyer accusing Ed Sheeran of lifting "particular lines and phrases" of his most famous song—‘The Shape of You’—from a single called ‘Oh Why’. Sheeran’s lawyers insist that the singer and his co-writers have no recollection of having heard the song.

 

Last chance to talk to Kalki Koechlin: The wonderfully talented actor is doing a splainer AMA along with Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumar—also highly regarded for her previous film ‘Dinner with the President’. The event is tonight, March 7 at 7:30 pm. So sign up here to receive your zoom invite.


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Big Story

The irresistible charm of Shane Warne

The TLDR: The shocking death of the 52-year-old cricketing legend has raised many questions. But none doubt his incredible legacy and larger-than-life personality—well, except maybe Sunil Gavaskar. We briefly chart the very eventful life of Warnie, warts and all—just as he would have wanted it. 


Editor’s note: If you’re looking for a Ukraine update, we have a detailed one in the Headlines That Matter section.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • The Russian invasion: The latest update
  • A big arrest in the NSE scandal
  • UAE flagged for money laundering
  • Wriddhiman Saha names names
  • Fahad Shah arrested… again!
  • Wine helps fight diabetes!
  • Is the NFT bubble gonna pop?

 

Sanity Break

  • The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022's awesome trailer

 

Smart & Curious

  • The battle over the future of Auroville
  • Why we deserve a better and more humane future for the internet than Web3
  • How the far right in the UK is recruiting its members at online gyms
  • What the hell is method acting?

 

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