Lunar newsletter: Indian Matchmaking, waistlines in a pandemic and more
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For many Indians, the pressure to get married is real, and one that builds steadily from the mid-20s.
It’s not uncommon for them to go through arranged marriages, a concept highlighted in new Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. The show made its debut this month and has been gaining viewers across the world, but has also riled many in India.
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Stories worth sharing
China’s Greta Thunberg pays price for climate activism
Chinese babies are taking their mothers’ name
It might not be that uncommon to find siblings in China with the same set of parents but different family names. Breaking with tradition, families with more than one child are starting to give their second-borns a maternal family name.
More Chinese babies are given mother’s family name after shift to two-child policy
Singapore figure skater speaks out
Waistlines in a pandemic: shrinking or expanding?
The Shanghai watch, the Rolex of China
At the peak of its popularity in the 1960s and 70s, the Shanghai watch was so prized that no one would marry a man who didn’t have one. It fell into obscurity in China in the 1980s when it couldn’t compete with foreign brands, but is now making a comeback.
Giving ‘gifts’ to teachers in China
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