Sep 2019

September /
Monday
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Flood of Tears

Large parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were under water over the weekend due to torrential rains. This is the ‘new normal’ created by climate change. Also you need to know how to pack like a pro.

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September /
Friday
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Chal Seeti Maar

Donald Trump’s never ending Ukraine scandal continues. Today’s installment involves a whistleblower report that was finally made public. Also in Informer: A binge-fest for true crime fans.

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September /
Thursday
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Oh Look, A Smoking Gun

The White House released a transcript of Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky. Also in The Pop Up: the rise of a new Insta-fueled disease called orthorexia; How Insta is changing the way women look.

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September /
Wednesday
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Have You No Shame?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump—which has huge ramifications for the 2020 elections. Also in Sex, Love Etc: Celebrating the butt in all its glory; a whole new way to be dissed in dating.

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September /
Tuesday
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Crash and Burn

The world’s leaders met in New York on Monday at the UN Climate Action Summit -- which proved to be disappointing. Also in The Pop Up: Lessons learned from our silver screen idols; Do Bollywood heroines sweat?

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September /
Monday
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Bachelor Party

Fifty thousand Indian Americans showed up for the ‘Howdy Modi’ event, a rock star event that would put Beyonce to shame. Also, you need to know how to handle jerks at work, including your boss.

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September /
Friday
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The Mighty Have Fallen

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gambled on a second election in five months. And he still failed to gain a majority. Also in Informer: our first installment of delectable crime novels.

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September /
Thursday
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Going Up in Smoke

Yesterday, the government issued a comprehensive ban on all forms of vaping devices—but it may have little to do with nicotine addiction. Also in The Pop Up: How many colours does your language ‘see’?

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September /
Wednesday
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Pop Goes the Bubble

WeWork,the king of co-working spaces has shelved plans for an initial public offering after receiving a chilly reception from investors. Also in Sex, Love Etc: Indians new love affair with soft-porn; Very angry men on Tinder.

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September /
Tuesday
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Throw Away the Key

In a shocking move, the government has charged Kashmir’s most veteran and respected leader under a law that allows detention for up to two years. Also in The Pop Up: Does faking a smile really help; a fab collection of classic paintings FaceApped to look cheery.

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September /
Monday
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Adding Fuel to Fire

A well-coordinated drone attack on the world’s largest production centre in Saudi Arabia has dealt a potentially crippling blow to the world’s oil supplies. Also, you need to know how to take that first step toward financial health.

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September /
Friday
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Star Light, Star Bright

Scientists are super-excited because they have found the first potentially habitable planet in a galaxy far, far away. Also in Informer: A monsoon list of excellent umbrellas.

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September /
Thursday
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The Stuck-At-Home Gang

Andhra Pradesh signals a new trend in Indian politics: throwing the Opposition in jail on the grounds of preserving law and order. Also in The Pop Up: the joy of going braless; the high price of women’s shoes.

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September /
Wednesday
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A Byte of the Apple

The annual event that typically generates a huge level of interest—even among iPhone haters—turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Also in Sex, Love Etc: an art history of pornography; a scientific guide to recovering from heartbreak.

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September /
Tuesday
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A Whole Lot of Something Going On

The biggest headlines today: nosediving auto sales, a 1984 case against a Congress leader, a rape allegation against a BJP leader… and of course Brexit. In the Pop Up: the dying Indian dog breeds; and the life of a pet influencer.

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September /
Monday
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The Double Helix Edition

Two highly significant studies on the Indus Valley Civilisation (aka Harappan civilisation) offer an important clue to our genetic history. Also: you need to know how to craft a healthy social media diet.

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September /
Friday
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Jailhouse Rock

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been dispatched to India’s most notorious prison, Tihar Jail. Also in Informer: Travel apps we swear by.

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September /
Thursday
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It’s a Block Party!

The Brexit mess is unfolding like a made-for-Netflix political satire. Coming up next: a general election. Also in The Pop Up: Reclaiming our breasts through art; an excellent roundup of women having a terrible time in classic Western art.

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September /
Wednesday
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The Great Mutiny

After years of wallowing in recrimination, paralysis and angst, British MPs finally united on Brexit, and PM Boris Johnson lost his majority in parliament. Also in Sex, Love Etc: marital life after infidelity; Is there a surefire recipe for sexual stamina?

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September /
Tuesday
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The Tempest

Five people have been reported dead as Category Five hurricane smashed its way across the Bahamas. Also in The Pop Up: Liquors of antiquity that are making a hipster comeback.

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September /
Monday
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Citizen Kaun?

The final version of the National Register of Citizens in Assam was published on Saturday—and it made both its supporters and its opponents very unhappy. Also you need to know how to spot and fight fake news.

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