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Thursday, May 12 2022


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You are judging her appropriateness for this role solely and exclusively on how she looks. She is a Black girl playing someone who was described in the books as white. Friends, that is racism.

That’s Rick Riordan—author of the beloved Percy Jackson series—calling out fans who’re hating on Leah Jeffries. She has been picked to play Annabeth Chase in the Disney+ adaptation of the books.

 

Stuff to check out: On the latest episode of the splainer podcast ‘Press Decode’, the splainer team looks at why the south loves to hate on Hindi and the accessibility of public spaces for persons with disabilities. Be sure to head over to thye IVM website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts to listen to it. 


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Big Story

The suspended sedition law: What just happened?

The TLDR: The Supreme Court suspended all cases filed under the infamous sedition law across the country. What is this law and is this really a big deal? The answer: yes.


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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Delhi High Court split over marital rape
  • Shanghai lockdown gets worse
  • Bad news for the Indian economy
  • Crypto trading platform Coinbase shuts base in India 
  • A shocking revelation about online forms
  • The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble
  • Netflix rushes to embrace ads

 

Sanity Break

  • A goofy ode to ‘green’ living: Citi Zēni’s ‘Eat Your Salad’

 

Reading Habit

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

 

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