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The Weekend Fix: Why lamenting the UP results on Facebook is futile and nine other reads

Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).

  1. In the Telegraph, Mukul Kesavan on the futility of liberal lamentation about the Uttar Pradesh results on social media.
  2. In the Economic Times, Mohit Dubey reports that Yogi Adityanath may have arm twisted the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership into appointing him chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
  3. In the Indian Express, Sanjaya Baru on how the decline of the Congress and the rise of the BJP demand fresh ways of seeing and reading politics.
  4. In the Hindu, Narayan Lakshman on the test for Dravidian politics 50 years after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam swept to power.
  5. In the Hindu BLInk, P Anima reports on the alarming rate of suicides among housewives, which has overtaking farmer suicides but receiving much less attention.
  6. In the Guardian, David Olusoga argues that post-Brexit Britain’s dream of Empire 2.0, achieved by reviving Commonwealth trade, is a piece of dangerous nostalgia.
  7. In the New Yorker, Hilton Als says Derek Walcott was the poet who taught him writing could be anything so long as it was emotionally and intellectually true.
  8. In Le Monde Diplomatique, Perry Anderson argues that the West is protesting, from both left and right, against the “neo-liberal, globalist orthodoxies” that have prevailed for the last 40 years.
  9. In the Daily Star, M Abul Kalam Azad interviews Rohan Gunaratna, an international terrorism expert, who recently garnered attention for saying the attack on the Holey Artisan Cafe in Dhaka was carried out by the Islamic State, contradicting claims by the Bangladesh police.
  10. In the London Review of Books, Jeremy Harding looks at left politics in France, hurtling towards a national election where the far right Francois Fillon is tipped to win.

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