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Wednesday, July 13 2022


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A sweet and engaging story and a visually stunning film, ‘Kummatty’ is a must-see, especially since it has been largely unavailable outside of India until now.

That’s what the legendary director Martin Scorcese wrote on Insta—while sharing a still from the 1979 movie directed by G Aravindan. The film has been carefully restored by Scorcese’s World Cinema Project—in partnership with the Film Heritage Foundation and Italy-based Cineteca di Bologna. The Hindu has more on the film. The News Minute has more on the significance of the film and Aravindan.


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Big Story

A big rehaul in Indian education

The TLDR: The government has been engaged in an ambitious rehaul of the Indian education system. In 2020, it rolled out the first National Education Policy since 1986—while making plans to overhaul textbook content. The most recent change was the introduction of a common entrance exam for colleges. We take a look at the NEP in the first of this series.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • The Sri Lanka crisis: Gota runs away
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  • Lions invade Gujarat beaches
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to humans infected with Zika or dengue 
  • Which is the funnest city of them all?

 

Sanity Break

  • 'Love Nobody' by Chirag Todi ft. Ramya Pothuri & RANJ 

 

A list of curious facts

  • Did you know that people memorialise their loved ones by etching threcipes on gravestones?
  • The latest scare over marijuana: ‘scromiting’ or scream vomiting
  • A swarm of microbots to replace your dental hygiene routine
  • The extrordinary life of Leela Row

 

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