Aug 2019

August /
Friday
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List of Sorrows

Tomorrow, the Assam government will publish a list that will declare which of its residents are “genuine Indian citizens.” Also in Informer: An essential list of resources for book lovers.

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August /
Thursday
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Bombshells Away!

The UK PM announced a plan to suspend Parliament. The real aim: push through Britain’s exit from the European Union. Also in The Pop Up: a reality-based guide to acing intermittent fasting; is the ‘superfood’ ghee really good for you?

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August /
Wednesday
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The Vanishing

A flurry of news reports indicates that all is not well for Kashmiris—even as the government contemplates releasing some of the state’s political leaders. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: the resurgence of LAT relationships; the reason we chase the one we can never have.

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August /
Tuesday
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Burning Down the House

The Amazon fires finally made headlines across the world, and jumped to the top of the G7 summit agenda this week. Also in The Pop Up: celebrity home decor for your inner voyeur.

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August /
Monday
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Under Normal Circumstances

The government blocked a delegation of Opposition leaders led by Rahul Gandhi from visiting Kashmir over the weekend. It sparked a new row over the lockdown in Kashmir. Also, you need to know how to clean those smelly gym clothes.

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August /
Friday
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Can You Hear Me Calling, SOS!

The latest flurry of news reports indicates that the economy is in need of a significant intervention—but there are no signs of it yet. In our Informer today, a list of essential accessories for the wine drinker.

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August /
Thursday
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Round ‘Em Up!

After 24 hours of high drama, the CBI scaled the walls of P Chidambaram’s home to arrest him—leaving all of us wondering who is next. Also in The Pop Up: How many kids should you have; and the best science-based parenting advice.

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August /
Wednesday
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Arrest This Man!

The former Finance Minister may be arrested on charges of corruption and money laundering in a case that involves two infamous murder suspects. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: Why some men aren’t keen on oral sex; wedding shaming is the latest toxic social media trend.

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August /
Tuesday
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Give Peace a Chance

For months now, the residents of Hong Kong have been flooding the streets in gargantuan rallies that have left China irate and the world spellbound. Also in The Pop Up: The many meanings of OMG; the real meaning of clusterf**k.

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August /
Monday
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Pinjre Ki Chidiya

The latest reporting on Kashmir suggests increasing clashes between security forces and protesters—and thousands of arrests. Also, you need to know how to ace your LinkedIn profile.

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August /
Friday
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Saare Jahan Se Achcha...

Here’s a quick roundup of everything that happened on Independence Day while you were binge-watching ‘Sacred Games’ on Netflix. Also in The Informer: three different glimpses of life under British colonial rule—as captured on film, in art and in fiction.

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August /
Wednesday
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Pinching Pennies

Indians are not spending enough money. One big indicator is today’s dire news about auto sales. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: A new army of breakup consultants; a very funny list of Define-The-Relationship moments.

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August /
Tuesday
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Water, Water Everywhere!

Over the space of a few weeks, we’ve moved directly from widespread droughts to catastrophic flooding in Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Also in The Pop Up: The secret world of sleep disorders; Which will keep you awake: cigarettes, alcohol or coffee?

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August /
Monday
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Believe it or Not

With wildly varying media reports—and government denials—the truth has once again been taken hostage by politics. Also, you need to know how to manage your work friendships.

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August /
Friday
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Now You See Me...

PM Modi made a speech amid reports of scattered protests. The mood in the Kashmir Valley remains silent and ominous. Also in Informer: A guide for the wannabe urban farmer.

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August /
Thursday
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Walk Out the Door

Pakistan took a series of measures to express its “solidarity” with Kashmir. But it’s unclear whether its actions will have much of an effect. Also in The Pop Up: Who speaks English in India; and are English-first Indians a separate caste?

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August /
Wednesday
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Sound of Silence

There were no Kashmir datelines in news stories yesterday—even as the Lok Sabha passed the bill to bifurcate the state. Here’s a quick roundup on the information that has emerged since. Also in Sex, Love Etc.: How women’s brains respond to porn; Why are you dreaming about your ex?

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August /
Tuesday
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Infinite Loop of Logic

In one fell swoop, the government stripped Jammu & Kashmir of its special status and its statehood. Also in The Pop Up: Both Instagram and Tik Tok are influencing our notions of beauty, but in very different ways.

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August /
Monday
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Valley of Fears

Over the past week, the government has taken a series of extraordinary measures in Jammu & Kashmir—the latest being the house arrest of the state’s political leadership. Also you need to know how to ace the keto diet.

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August /
Friday
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Justice Served

The Supreme Court finally stepped in to offer some measure of justice in the Unnao rape case. Also in Informer: A list of chat fiction apps that are perfect for time-pass.

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August /
Thursday
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Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate...

One man’s refusal to accept a Muslim delivery person for his Zomato order turned into a massive Twitterstorm. Also in The Pop Up: Your name can indicate your affluence; the two names for tea.

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