Apr 2019

April /
Tuesday
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Let’s Stay in Bed

Mumbai’s amazing turnout. Moon Moon Sen’s hilarious sound-byte. The fourth phase of the election made lots of news. Also in The Pop Up: What did ancient Indian food taste like? And the history of Punjabi-Mexican cuisine.

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April /
Monday
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The Hunt Begins

In the aftermath of the Easter attacks, both Sri Lankan and Indian security forces carried out raids to apprehend individuals and groups with ISIS connections. Also: everything you need to know about getting rid of any kind of stain.

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April /
Friday
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See Joe Run

Former Vice President Joseph Biden finally announced his candidacy for the Democratic party nomination after months of speculation. Also in the Informer: A list of essential tech accessories.

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April /
Thursday
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A Different Kind of Beast

New details of the terrorists who executed the catastrophic bombings indicate an alarming new trend toward fragmentation and escalation. Also, in the Pop-Up: Two collections of visual storytelling that capture the human experience.

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April /
Wednesday
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Don’t Tell Me Cause It Hurts

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Sri Lankan bombings. More importantly: explosive new details revealed alerts sent by Indian intelligence agencies—and Sri Lanka’s failure to act on them. Also: finding love on a plane; dealing with the old ‘silent treatment’.

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April /
Tuesday
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A Recent History of Violence

The Sri Lankan government named the group responsible for the attack. Also to blame for this calamity: the toxic political feud between the Prime Minister and the President. Also: What is the point of a period? And the debate over menstrual cups.

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April /
Monday
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Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Eight bomb blasts spread across Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people and left 450 injured. A woman has accused the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ranjan Gogoi, of sexual harassment. Also: How to master the microwave.

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April /
Thursday
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Will Not Work for Food

A new study on the latest job numbers bodes ill for educated Indians who face a long-term unemployment crisis. Also: What does a ‘real woman’ look like, anyway?

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April /
Wednesday
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A Ticking Bomb

The government has ordered Google and Apple to remove the wildly popular Tik Tok from their platforms. Also: What in the world is an ‘intimacy coordinator? Also: Why are hot people so stressful?

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April /
Tuesday
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Paris is Burning

The Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the world’s great historic monuments, caught fire last night, and nearly burnt to the ground. Also: Is red wine really good for you?

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April /
Monday
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Time to Vote, Time to Party!

India’s leading airline, Jet Airways, is on its last legs. A critical meeting to be held today may well seal its fate. Also: Broadsheet’s great election swayamvar in Bangalore today. Plus: the best way to end a relationship.

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April /
Friday
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Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge

The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was finally arrested in London when the Ecuador embassy decided to give him the boot. Also: a list of excellent products that help you and the planet.

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April /
Thursday
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OMG, It's Alive!

After weeks of outcry over inaction in the face of flagrant violations of the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission blocked the Modi biopic. Also: Broadsheet hosts a fun-filled election swayamvar in Mumbai and Bangalore.

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April /
Wednesday
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So Close, Yet So Far

The national election kicks off tomorrow with the first phase of voting. This is what the pre-election surveys say about the likely results. Also: What celibacy does to your vagina, and the vagaries of ‘love at first sight’.

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April /
Tuesday
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India Shining

The BJP manifesto included a lot of big-ticket items for farmers and the “aspirational” middle class, but also underlined its tough stance on key ideological issues. Also: What’s good about being a ‘bad parent’.

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April /
Monday
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It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane...

A US journal article sparked a new round of bickering over whether India took down a Pakistani F-16. Then the Pakistanis announced that they have evidence that India is planning a new attack just to stir the shit. Also: All the really cool things you can do with your phone other than take selfies.

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April /
Friday
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Just Watch Me!

NaMo TV has been on air for over a week without any license. The media and the opposition is crying foul. Also: Gandhis named in a defence corruption case, sneakers that are perfect for summer dresses.

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April /
Thursday
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O Captain! My Captain!

Virat Kohli, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore is under fire for his team’s dismal performance—with fans and the media raising questions about his leadership. Also: Kalank trailer, 5D porn and trolling New Yorkers.

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April /
Wednesday
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Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho!

Rahul Gandhi released a crowd-pleasing manifesto which promised a little something for pretty much everyone—and made liberals very happy. Also: Madhu Jaffrey as Rap Naani and a brilliant case for marriage.

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April /
Tuesday
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No Information Available

Facebook pulled down hundreds of pages, groups and accounts linked to the Pakistani military, the BJP and Congress parties. Also: The stunning Atlas of Beauty, ‘wiggling buttocks’ at the Brit Parliament and a mega-heat wave alert.

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April /
Monday
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Welcome to the Jungle!

The Congress party chief announced that he will be contesting the 2019 elections from two seats: his home turf Amethi and Wayanad, Kerala. Plus: Everything you need to know about hunting for a new job.

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