Wednesday, March 16 2022

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I hereby challenge Владимир Путин [Vladimir Putin] to single combat. Stakes are Україна [Ukraine].

That’s Tesla CEO Elon Musk challenging the Russian President to a duel, no less, on Twitter. Totally silly, yes, but then it got even sillier. The Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov replied: “I am sure that @elonmusk can send Putin to Jupiter”—along with a meme of Putin locked inside a spaceship. While Putin didn’t join the fray, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin roared back: “You, little devil, are still young. Compete with me weakling. It would only be a waste of time.” Twitter reduces all things to farce, including war.


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Big Story

The High Court ruling on the hijab: Freedom, what freedom?

The TLDR: The Karnataka High Court finally delivered its verdict on the petitions challenging the ban on hijabs imposed by educational institutions in the state. The ruling upholding the ban has been widely questioned for its dubious interpretation of core constitutional rights—which will now be tested by an appeal filed with the Supreme Court.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • The Russian invasion: The latest update
  • Saudi Arabia to deliver ‘yuan’ blow?
  • Zomato to buy Blinkit
  • A new cure for malaria
  • Pete Davidson is going to space!
  • Sleeping with even a teeny bit of light is bad for you
  • Mother Nature likes to keep things simple and symmetrical
  • Another big ship is stuck!


Sanity Break

  • A short film celebrating the Brit Sikh community’s love for classic BMWs and dub music


A list of curious facts

  • The very first Spider Woman was a Black librarian named Valerie
  • Festum Asinorum or Feast of the Ass
  • The items that the Indian government monitors to measure inflation in India include CDs, Nokia phones and audio cassettes
  • Did you know how big the Nehru Jacket was in America?


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