Thursday, August 4 2022

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What advice would a wisdom tooth have?

That’s one of the bizarre essay questions for students applying to the University of Chicago for the coming year. The University of Maryland asked students to detail their favourite thing about…last Tuesday. Princeton wants to know: “What song represents the soundtrack of your life at this moment?” All this to get college-bound kids to “push boundaries and creativity”—or more likely, give their parents a panic attack. 

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Big Story

The Lions of Gir: To move or not to move?

The TLDR: The lions are the only remaining Asiatic lion population in the world. Environmentalists have secured a direct order to move a number of them to Madhya Pradesh—to ensure we don’t put all our eggs in one basket. But they remain in Gir despite a direct Supreme Court order. Why? We look at the history of the Indian lion—and the arguments for and against their relocation.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Government withdraws data privacy bill
  • Enraged China targets Taiwan
  • Spicejet is looking for investors
  • Do women actually live longer than men?
  • Lab-grown mouse embryos without a sperm or egg
  • ‘Batgirl’ has been cancelled
  • Swiggy okays the side hustle
  • Candy Funhouse is hiring a “chief candy officer”


Sanity Break

  • A priceless photo of a baby…being a baby


I Recommend

  • Wanted: the perfect watch


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