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Wednesday, February 9 2022


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I didn’t have a Twitter account… It has been found out that it has been hacked and somebody internally from JNU has done this. The point is, many people are unhappy that I am the first woman V-C.

That’s what the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit claimed—after older derogatory tweets aimed at farmers, Christians and civil rights activists went viral in recent days. The account was deleted soon after. She claims that she had no knowledge of these tweets because she was never on Twitter.

 
Big Story

The big battle over the hijab

The TLDR: Soon after a handful of colleges in Karnataka banned female students from wearing the veil, protests spread across the state—and turned violent yesterday. Everyone is now waiting for the High Court to step in and make the constitutional call. We look at the latest developments and the laws involved.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Oscar nominations are out!
  • Canadian anti-vaccine protests go global
  • A big Indian #MeToo media scandal
  • The richest person in Asia
  • A gender bias in cancer treatment in India
  • Re-routing ships to save whales
  • Wasabi is in danger 
  • Excellent health news for lazy people!

 

Sanity Break

  • Chinese artist Dagou captures intimate moments between queer couples

 

A list of curious facts

  • Love Cloud, an airline service to help you join the ‘mile high club’
  • An igloo cafe in Gulmarg, Kashmir
  • A 'direct-to-consumer' cremation service
  • The art of 'letter locking'

 

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