Donald Trump

March /
Wednesday
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Mixed Messages

PM Modi addressed the nation for the second time in a week—but this time sent many Indians into a state of instant panic. The FM announced a host of extended deadlines and reduced penalties but no real bailout.

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March /
Tuesday
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Hum Tum Ek Kamare Mein Band Ho...

That one-day ‘janta curfew’ has now turned into a longer lockdown—a measure that feels sudden and extreme but is—as the data shows—extremely necessary.

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March /
Friday
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Pan(dem)ic Stations

Italy’s death count soars, while India records its first fatality. Stock markets around the world experienced the panic in pandemic. And the virus broke many a sports fan’s heart.

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March /
Monday
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Peace Out!

Nearly 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, the US struck a peace deal with those who aided its masterminds. And no one is happy about it… except the Taliban.

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February /
Wednesday
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Missing in Action

On the third consecutive day of violence, groups of armed men attacked people, shops and homes in the presence of police—while the government played host to the Trumps in New Delhi

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February /
Tuesday
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Violent Offenders

A clash over the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent, and very quickly communal. By the end of the day, angry mobs were running amok across northeast Delhi.

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February /
Monday
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Bharat Darshan

Donald, Melania, Jared and Ivanka will soon descend on Indian soil, kicking off a 36-hour maha-tamasha that will be big on optics—and likely low on real diplomatic progress.

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February /
Friday
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Swagatam, Shubha Swagatam!

A quick round up of all the media madness out there on Donald Trump’s visit to India—starting with the fevered speculation on just who’s putting on that grand old party in Ahmedabad.

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February /
Thursday
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Fekoo Alert!

BJP’s deployment of deepfakes in the Delhi elections mark a troubling new frontier in Indian electoral politics.

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February /
Thursday
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So Long, Farewell...

One of India’s best-known fashion designers passed away in his home at the age of 59. We offer a brief profile of Rodricks and why his death is an immense loss to both the fashion industry and gay community.

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February /
Tuesday
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Go To Jail, Directly To Jail...

Government has filed charges against two ex Jammu & Kashmir Chief Ministers under the Public Safety Act. The details of the dossier justifying the action is filled with strange accusations.

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February /
Thursday
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Purdah Hai Purdah

The Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood in Delhi is now a national symbol of the anti-citizenship law protests. But it has also become a lightning rod for misogyny, anti-Muslim bigotry and political dirty tricks.

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February /
Wednesday
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Killer App

The US democracy suffered a gigantic embarrassment yesterday thanks to a state best known for its cornfields and hosting the first primary of the presidential election season. The big culprit: a smartphone app.

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February /
Tuesday
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Spreading Like A Disease

The deadly new virus has now claimed more victims than its closest relative SARS. Beijing has admitted ‘shortcomings,” and the Indian government is scrambling to contain the spread.

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January /
Friday
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Party Central

The annual gathering of the global ‘who’s who’ at WEF comes in the midst of a climate change crisis and angry protests around the world. And yet, there seems little sense of urgency or action.

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January /
Wednesday
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Order! Order! Order!

Wednesday marked the first day of the impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump. Sex Love Etc. today: The high price of ambition and the lol list of dating terms

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January /
Tuesday
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Mind the Gap

The latest Oxfam report reveals the world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of our planet’s population. Pop-up today: ‘Say No to Stress’ Edition

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January /
Friday
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Who’s In Charge Here?

JNU’s Vice Chancellor has become a lightning rod in the fight over its future, and played a suspect role in the recent violence. In Informer: A basket of delicious breads.

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January /
Tuesday
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See No Evil

New eyewitness accounts, new questions about lack of police action, and a swelling Mumbai protest. Here’s your update on #JNUAttack. Pop-up today: ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ Edition

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January /
Friday
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We Did Start the Fire

The toll of Australia’s wildfires in terms of lives, destruction of property and the environment is now catastrophic. Informer today: a list to help you go organic

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December /
Thursday
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Ok Tata

Ratan Tata kicked Cyrus Mistry out of the Tata Group in 2016. Yesterday, a law tribunal reinstated Mistry as chairman. Pop-up The ‘Our Body, Our Selves’ Edition

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December /
Wednesday
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Privacy? Puh-leeze!

The government plans to introduce a revised version of the Personal Data Protection bill in Parliament this week. In Sex Love: A ‘Made in Heaven’ tech boom and the mystery of female infidelity

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December /
Friday
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Scene of the Crime

All four men accused of gang-raping and killing Priyanka Reddy have been killed in a police encounter. Informer today: A list of must-watch documentaries

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December /
Thursday
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Nope, Not You

The Union Cabinet has approved a new bill that will offer citizenship to all illegal immigrants—except Muslims. Pop-up today: The ‘Movie Rewrite’ Edition

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November /
Thursday
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Quid Pro Quo

The bombshell testimony of top US aide Gordon Sondland has made it all but inevitable that the US President will be impeached. Also, in The Pop Up’ ‘Mindful Tourism’ Edition: The sustainable trend of undertourism; a compassionate guide to wildlife tourism.

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November /
Thursday
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(Un)Natural Disasters of Every Kind

The biggest headlines around the world include the disastrous effects of SoftBank’s investments and a Venice drowning in high tide. Also, in The Pop Up: PMS is not ‘normal’; How menopause affects the brain.

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November /
Thursday
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(Un)Natural Disasters of Every Kind

The biggest headlines around the world include the disastrous effects of SoftBank’s investments and a Venice drowning in high tide. Also, in The Pop Up: PMS is not ‘normal’; How menopause affects the brain.

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November /
Wednesday
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Rules Don’t Apply

Twitter removed the account of a Supreme Court advocate, raising new questions about their content policy in India. Also in the Pop-Up: Women discuss unrealistic sex in movies; a personal essay on the decision to take your husband's name.

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November /
Wednesday
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Rules Don’t Apply

Twitter removed the account of a Supreme Court advocate, raising new questions about their content policy in India. Also in the Pop-Up: Women discuss unrealistic sex in movies; a personal essay on the decision to take your husband's name.

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October /
Wednesday
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Who’s That Girl?

A visit by 27 Members of the European Parliament to Kashmir is raising a lot of eyebrows and questions. Also, in Sex, Love Etc.: A chatbot to help you with breakups; Is marijuana the under-appreciated female Viagra?

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October /
Tuesday
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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.

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October /
Wednesday
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Let’s Cook A Book!

A whistleblower complaint against Infosys raised serious questions about accounting practices of one of India’s leading global tech companies. Also, in Sex Love Etc: Why do women find psychopaths hot; Indian millennials jealous of the sex lives of others.

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October /
Friday
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What a Joker!

‘Joker’ finally hit theatres around the world this week, but is already one of the most loathed and admired movies of the year. Also in The Informer: Everything you need to get your dandiya groove on.

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October /
Thursday
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Bright Sunshiny Day

Donald Trump’s impeachment woes continue to mount, while Prince Harry readies to sue a British tabloid. Also, in The Pop Up: the two cutting edge trends in skincare, psychodermatology and bakuchiol.

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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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July /
Wednesday
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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?

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July /
Tuesday
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American Baloney

The US president claims that PM Modi has asked him to act as a mediator to resolve the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir. Also in The Pop Up: unique and easy pasta recipes that go beyond the usual arabiata and alfredo.

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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 /
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 /
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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May /
Thursday
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Cluck, cluck, cluck!

Iran announced that it will no longer honour the commitments made as part of a significant nuclear deal, and has threatened to restart its nuclear program. Also in Pop Up: childhood memories of a Mumbai friendship; why casual friends are necessary for happiness.

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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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