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Monday, September 19 2022


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I boast a lot that I am very independent and detached, but in reality, I am very dependent on her. I don’t go to the bathroom or eat if I don’t know where Alia is. It is very important for me to have her next to me. It doesn’t matter if we don’t do anything romantic or even talk but she should just sit next to me.

That’s Ranbir Kapoor explaining how “dependent” he is on his spouse Alia Bhatt. The quote went viral, freaking out feminists and raising serious questions about his bathroom habits lol. Hey, it’s a Monday. We need all the entertainment we can get.

 

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Big Story

The great cheetah mela: But will they survive?

TLDR: Unless you were living under a rock, you likely know that eight cheetahs staged a grand return to India—amid great pomp and celebration. But what are their chances of survival in the Indian wild?


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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • EU’s big move against Hungary
  • Damning evidence of human rights abuses in Izium
  • Gautam Adani is now the second richest person in the world
  • A commission to study Dalit converts
  • A big autoimmune therapy breakthrough 
  • A bizarre ‘leaked video’ case in Chandigarh
  • An ‘accidental’ flood control system in Bangladesh
  • Terrible news about colourful songbirds 
  • Iranian woman dies after being detained by morality police

 

Sanity Break

  • 'A Giant in the Sun’s Limb' by Miguel Claro

 

A list of good reads

  • The new trend of leg-lengthening surgery among men
  • How has the pandemic, climate change and social media transformed fashion?
  • An excellent analysis of ‘gaslighting’
  • The physics of a cat’s strange super powers

 

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