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Tuesday, April 19 2022


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I was aghast to know that men’s uniforms were being cut up and re-stitched for women’s players. I had to ring up Nike and tell them that this was not on and that their design would be different.

That’s Vinod Rai—who was appointed by the Supreme Court as the head of the Committee of Administrators to oversee the cricket board—revealing the shocking neglect of the women’s team until 2006. FYI: it’s a whole lot less shocking if you’ve read our Big Story on why it’s taken ages to launch a women’s version of the Indian Premier League.


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Big Story

The rising cost of food: WTF is going on with nimbus?

The TLDR: The prices of basic food items have risen to all-time highs. What’s happening and will it get worse? We look at the deeper causes for spiralling food inflation using the example of lemons—and explain why some are worried about wheat prices in the near future.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • The Russian invasion: The latest update
  • Is the damn virus coming back?
  • Sri Lanka’s scary healthcare crisis
  • Communal violence in Gujarat
  • First EV recall in India
  • Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of son
  • A handy WhatsApp update
  • Lakhimpur Kheri: Supreme Court steps in
  • The mystery of one-hit wonders

 

Sanity Break

  •  A hilarious Spotify India ad

 

A list of intriguing things

  • Are you ready to play PowerPoint Karaoke?
  • The world’s first aerial beach in Panama
  • Vladimir Putin's alleged mistress rents out a luxury apartment in St Petersburg
  • No one appreciates getting an unsolicited dick pic. But how about a dik-dik pic?

 

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