Jun 2019

June /
Friday
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Piece of Cake

The Bombay High Court upheld the Maharashtra government’s new quota for Marathas, opening the door to reservation mania across the country. Also in Informer: Excellent Indian podcasts that tackle taboo subjects.

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June /
Thursday
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A thousand words

The photo of a father and his 23-month old daughter has raised new and urgent questions about Trump’s immigration policy. Also in Pop Up: What’s up with classical paintings? Why do women have zero body hair? And why doesn’t anybody ever smile?

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June /
Wednesday
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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in town on a visit that is likely to be high on optics and low on outcomes. Also in Sex, Love Etc: When a child becomes the third partner in a marriage; do all men really like oral sex?

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June /
Tuesday
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Jai Sri Ram

The killing of Tabrez Ansari is the latest in a string of violent attacks on Muslims which shows no sign of abating. Also in Pop Up: Meet the evil twin of the placebo; does your face resemble your name?

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June /
Monday
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Crime and (No) Punishment

The US President was accused of rape by a respected columnist. And his administration was found to be abusing little children in custody. Also, you need to know: how to ask for a raise.

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June /
Friday
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Melting Point

A new study shows that climate change is destroying glaciers up in the highest reaches of the Himalayas—spelling catastrophe for all of us. Also in Informer: Brilliant products made by women, for parents.

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June /
Thursday
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Visa (Not) Accepted Here

An exclusive Reuters report reveals US plans to dramatically cut the number of H-1B visas given to Indians. Also in The Pop Up: All the gorgeous architecture photos you need to bring some beauty into your day.

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June /
Wednesday
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Money Changes Everything

Facebook made waves around the world with its latest announcement: a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: The difference between human and animal sex; the gap between our sexual identity and sexual behaviour.

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June /
Tuesday
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A Crying Shame

Over a hundred children under the age of ten have died in Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) caused by a massive public health failure. Also in the Pop Up: The difference between male and female serial killers.

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June /
Monday
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FTW

The much-hyped match proved to be a damp squib as India cantered to an easy victory over Pakistan in Old Trafford. Also, you need to know: How to create and stick to your exercise routine.

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June /
Friday
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The Doctor Is Out

A brutal assault on a medical intern in Kolkata has snowballed into a medical crisis as doctors across the country go on strike in support of their Bengali colleagues. Also in Informer: an excellent list of must-see documentaries.

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June /
Thursday
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Enter, The Dragon

Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong in an extraordinary display of anti-China sentiment, but its impact remains uncertain. Also in The Pop Up: Two kinds of airport people; the perfect length of a vacation.

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June /
Wednesday
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Are You Free to Speak?

The Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of a Delhi journalist on bail, making it clear that citizens cannot be thrown behind bars without just cause. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: The bizarre story of a Tinder hacker; why buddying up with your bae is bad for sex.

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June /
Tuesday
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A Moment of Silence

Girish Karnad passed away early Monday morning. He was a playwright, actor, public intellectual, free-speech advocate and a national treasure. Also in Pop Up: Raising little Rahul Gandhis; parenting in America.

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June /
Monday
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Yogi Lawless

The arrest of a journalist and two senior editors of a TV news channel reveals how vulnerable citizens are to the flagrant abuse of law. Also, you need to know how to stop ruining your groceries.

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June /
Friday
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In This Corner...

Two giant public rows broke out in two major parties at the same time -- and one of them occurred within the notoriously disciplined Modi government. Also in Informer: Perfect workwear solutions for the summer.

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June /
Thursday
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Bats Out of Hell

There have been no fatalities as yet. But the recurrence of an outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala is cause to worry. Also in The Pop Up: the astonishing origins of dishes like tempura and rajma chawal.

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June /
Wednesday
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It’s Not Me, It’s You

The grand alliance between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav has come to an end, marking the demise of hopes of a united opposition. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: A funny list of DMs that won’t get you laid; why women lose interest in sex first.

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June /
Tuesday
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You’re (un)Welcome!

The US president crash-landed in the UK for a three-day state visit which—if you ask the Brits—is three days too long. Also in The Pop Up: marathon running is like having major heart surgery; no, you don’t have to walk 10K steps every day.

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June /
Monday
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Speaking in Tongues

A draft version of the National Education Policy submitted to the government created uproar in Tamil Nadu, which soon spread to other states. Also, you need to know: how to take control of your smartphone.

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