A list of good reads
- Scroll explains how the British sapped the Indian royal families of their power.
- Hollywood Reporter argues that TV’s true crime obsession has now reached a tipping point.
- The Verge makes a persuasive case for the Arc browser—in case you want to escape Chrome.
- Two excellent reads in the New Yorker. One: how the world is slowly embracing what was once unthinkable: dimming the sun to cool the planet. Two: Astha Rajvanshi on the fierce battle over land between Gautam Adani and tribals in Chhattisgarh.
- iNews looks at the longstanding cultural obsession with naughty nuns—a reputation that is not entirely unearned.
- Prolonged droughts have resurfaced all sorts of things once hidden beneath the surface of rivers and lakes. Al Jazeera has a must-read piece on an underwater mosque that has risen into view in Bihar—a bitter-sweet reminder of past times.
- Popular Science has an entertaining and informative account of desperate attempts to prevent dolphins from raiding fish nets. Nope, not even chilli sauce will stop them.
- Two good reads from BBC News: One: An interesting look at what an unheated room does to your body. Two: Why toxic fat shaming is so rampant in India.
- In Slate: A Steven Spielberg biographer separates fact and fiction in the director’s new movie ‘The Fablemens’—a thinly veiled story about his own life—and his complicated relationship with his father.