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Thursday, March 3 2022


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As I have stated before, I have always taken decisions with the club's best interest at heart. In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the club, the fans, the employees, as well as the club's sponsors and partners.

That’s Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich announcing his decision to sell the Chelsea football club. Notably, he said the proceeds will go to a foundation to help all victims of the war in Ukraine. Abramovich has been under pressure to condemn President Putin or risk sanctions from the UK government. New York Times has more on the likely buyers and what it means for Chelsea.

 

Stuff to check out: On the latest episode of the splainer podcast ‘Press Decode’, the splainer team looks at whether brown lives matter in the time of war—and the inequality within the so-called creator economy. Be sure to head over to the IVM website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts to listen to it.

 

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Big Story

The Russian invasion: India’s impossible balancing act

The TLDR: The UN General Assembly passed a historic resolution condemning the invasion—while Russians seized the first major city in the south. As everyone braces for a far bloodier phase of the war, we look at India’s unenviable choices as it watches from the sidelines.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • An amazing AMA with Kalki Koechlin & Sabiha Sumar 
  • A historic plastic waste treaty
  • Aryan Khan is not guilty
  • Suez Canal gets more pricey
  • The link between dementia and early menopause
  • A personal loss for Satya Nadella
  • The colonial practice of palaeontology
  • A list of endangered monuments
  • Dua Lipa is getting sued

 

Sanity Break

  • A tribute to legendary Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko's work

 

Reading Habit

  • A list of new releases
  • Quick fixes, aka, a few varied recommendations

 

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