Wednesday, June 29 2022

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I’m the f***ing president, take me up to the Capitol now.

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Big Story

Abortion rights in India: More theory than practice

The TLDR: After the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to have an abortion, there was much self-congratulation on Indian social media. But the reality is that our laws are not all that liberal—and they offer little protection or access for many Indian women.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Splainer is hiring!
  • A horrific hate crime in Rajasthan
  • Mohammed Zubair’s arrest: The latest update 
  • Gruesome migrant deaths in Texas
  • Mukesh-bhai hands over the baton
  • Social media crackdown on abortion pills
  • Your friends smell good!


Sanity Break

  • The lovely trailer for ‘Lamya’s Poem’


A list of curious facts

  • Did you know DALL-E Mini is obsessed with saris?
  • A mind-reading device that detects when a man is watching porn
  • Meet Zhang Jun: China's legendary dancer of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi
  • Say hello to the imperfect 0.5 selfie


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