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JK Rowling shares ‘memories of serious sexual assault’ as she defends her anti-trans tweets

In a 3,600-word essay, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling talked about her experience as a sexual assault survivor, and how it shaped her views regarding transgender people.
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JK Rowling has always been tone-deaf. Just look at the Harry Potter Universe

One look at Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise can tell you how embarrassingly undiverse it is — afterthought postscript revelations about characters do not count.
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J.K. Rowling releases first two chapters of her new book ‘The Ickabog’ online for free

The author said the book is a story about ‘truth and the abuse of power’ and she began working on it ‘in fits and starts’ between Harry Potter books. 
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Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Beckham bring Hogwarts home with Harry Potter readings

Actor Daniel Radcliffe kicked off the #HarryPotterAtHome initiative by reading the first chapter of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
Representional image | A passenger wearing a protective mask in the Universidad de Chile subway station prior to a quarantine order in Santiago | Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg

Coronavirus pandemic is our Harry Potter moment — an event that changes life forever

As Thomas Friedman said, coronavirus has put us at the cusp of a historical divide. There’s BC, before coronavirus, and AC, after coronavirus, from here on.
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J.K. Rowling sends boxful of gifts for young Jammu fan who wrote essay on her

In a video posted as part of a thread of tweets, a gushing Kulsum reads the note by Rowling: ‘It would be an honour to meet you one day. With Love.’
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He may be The Boy Who Lived, but Harry Potter is actually more about death

This theme at the core of Rowling’s wizarding world speaks directly to a universal human reality: The struggle to come to terms with our mortalit

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People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

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IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.