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Thursday, September 8 2022


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We cannot take it to illogical ends. If you say the right to dress is a fundamental right, then the right to undress also becomes a fundamental right.

That’s what Supreme Court justice Hemant Gupta said while hearing a challenge to Karnataka’s ban on hijabs in schools. The Court also brushed aside arguments that members of other communities are allowed to wear religious accessories, saying: “But the rudraksh and the cross are worn inside the shirt. No one is removing your shirt to find out what you are wearing. It is not displayed outside.”

 

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Big Story

Meet Hollywood’s new Girlboss: Olivia Wilde

The TLDR: The Hollywood actor/director’s new movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ has been caught in a series of controversies—mostly bizarre and entertaining. But the PR debacle also reveals the perils of using feminism to get ahead—and promote your personal brand. No, being a girlboss isn’t a good thing any more.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • A flurry of income tax “surveys”
  • Apple’s big annual reveal
  • Asia Cup: Pakistan in, India out!
  • The surprising source of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • The 'doomsday glacier' is barely hanging on
  • Bad news about antibiotics used by Indians
  • Singer Lewis Capaldi’s revealing moment
  • A Hindutva ruckus over Alia & Ranbir

 

Sanity Break

  • The trailer for ‘Ponniyin Selvan: Part One’ 

 

Reading Habit

  • A list of good literary reads
  • Quick fixes, aka a few varied recommendations

 

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