Brexit

December /
Friday
...
(Br)Exit Stage Right

UK has voted, and the exit polls predict a dramatic landslide victory for Tory PM Boris Johnson. The Informer today: A handy list of winter-ready body moisturizers

Read more >
October /
Tuesday
...
An Appointment in Idlib

A US military operation in Syria has resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but it may not spell the end of ISIS itself. Also in The Pop Up: two excellent guides on how to live more sustainably every day.

Read more >
October /
Monday
...
A New Justice For All

With CJI Gogoi set to retire, he is getting ready to pass the baton to his Supreme Court colleague Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde. Also, you need to know how to use a menstrual cup.

Read more >
October /
Friday
...
Deal Or No Deal?

Boris Johnson has sealed a revised agreement with the EU just weeks before the October 31 deadline—but it may be already dead on arrival. Also in Informer: A Diwali shortlist of goodies.

Read more >
September /
Wednesday
...
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.

Read more >
September /
Friday
...
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.

Read more >
September /
Thursday
...
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.

Read more >
September /
Tuesday
...
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.

Read more >
September /
Thursday
...
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.

Read more >
September /
Wednesday
...
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?

Read more >
August /
Friday
...
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.

Read more >
August /
Thursday
...
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?

Read more >
August /
Wednesday
...
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.

Read more >
July /
Wednesday
...
God Save the Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and President Trump has already hailed him as “Britain Trump.” Also in Sex, Love Etc.: This is how men treat women they don’t see as attractive; how do you know you are in love?

Read more >
May /
Wednesday
...
High Anxiety

Fears about the safety of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were fuelled by reports of alleged rigging yesterday. Also in Sex, Love Etc: Celebs getting real about their sex lives; falling out of love with Tinder.

Read more >
April /
Wednesday
...
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’.

Read more >
April /
Monday
...
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.

Read more >
April /
Monday
...
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.

Read more >
March /
Thursday
...
Space Warriors

India successfully tested an anti-satellite missile, a significant technological achievement that makes it part of an elite club of space powers. Also: Theresa May offers to resign; Balakot strikes were a ‘very precise miss’. And best of all: Yo-Yo Ma in a duet with TM Krishna

Read more >
March /
Thursday
...
Chor, Chor Pakdo Chor!

Four suspects in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case acquitted yesterday—including Hindutva extremist Swami Aseemanand. Cockpit recording of Lion Air crash leaked: Reuters interviewed three sources who have heard the audio of the last minute-efforts of the pilots. Shashi Tharoor takes a slang test: administered by Hasan Minhaj—and fails resoundingly. Also: we found a bhang safety guide for a really Happy Holi.

Read more >
March /
Tuesday
...
Unsafe At Any Speed

More trouble for Boeing as the 737 Max comes under investigation, BJP’s Pramod Sawant is sworn in as new CM of Goa, and Theresa May gets a rude response to her request for a third Brexit deal presentation.

Read more >