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Thursday, May 5 2022


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Cheap, because it is cost free. Very effective, because it does not only affect the victim, it affects whole families, the communities. It is biological warfare. It is psychological warfare.

That’s UN envoy Pramila Patten describing the use of sexual violence in war zones—specifically Ukraine where the survivors include women, men, children and the elderly. The UN is investigating rape and assault in Ukraine—and warns its initial findings are the “tip of the iceberg.” Patten warned: “All the warning signals are flashing red in Ukraine.”

 

Stuff to check out: On the latest episode of the splainer podcast ‘Press Decode’, the splainer team looks at a big question: Will Elon Musk change Twitter India? Be sure to head over to the IVM website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts to listen to it. 


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Big Story

The big question: Is the pandemic over? 

The TLDR: The fear of Covid appears to have receded from public consciousness—as the world (except China) races back toward business as usual. Is this foolish complacency or just how pandemics end? Here’s a quick check in on our old friend, the coronavirus.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • RBI delivers a shocker
  • The smashing success of the LIC IPO
  • Bad news for Indian VPN users
  • A ‘slight fee’ for some Twitter users?
  • Spotify embraces the metaverse
  • India is #1 in T20
  • A very expensive Maradona jersey 

 

Sanity Break

  • A hilarious spoof of the Batman trailer 

 

I Recommend

  • Wanted: The perfect red lipstick

 

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