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Sachin Tendulkar Retires!

October 11, 2013
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Sachin Tendulkar Retires!

Tweet Sachin Tendulkar finally announced his retirement from test cricket yesterday, thereby allowing the millions of posts people had written over the last 2-3 years to finally go out of their drafts folder and get published. Phew. There isn’t much else left to write that hasn’t already been written in tributes from journalists, editors,...
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In The Government We Trust

August 25, 2012
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In The Government We Trust

Tweet The past few weeks have been disturbing. Riots in Assam. A minor riot in Mumbai. A prolonged curfew in Bareilly, and god knows what other small towns. Crackdown on social media. The iPhone 5 has still not been launched. To make it worse, my favorite people have been voted out of Jhalak Dikhla Ja....
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Olympics 2012. Tweet Style

August 14, 2012
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Olympics 2012. Tweet Style

Tweet The Olympics are over. It was a fun ride the past two weeks, watching all sorts of exotic sports (read, non-cricket) and learning words hitherto unknown to Indians, like repechage and ‘olympic medals’. Now as we get back to our regular fare of Balika Vadhu and Indian Idle Idol, here’s highlights from the...
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The Rise and Fall of Satyamev Jayate

July 29, 2012
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The Rise and Fall of Satyamev Jayate

Tweet Satyamev Jayate ended today, bringing to an end the initial instalment of one of the most talked about non-Ekta Kapoor shows on Indian Television in recent times. The show got off to a heady start. Everybody was very excited. Well, the naysayers are always there, but in general people had high hopes from...
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Dummy’s Guide To Avoid Getting Molested

July 25, 2012
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Dummy’s Guide To Avoid Getting Molested

Tweet Alright, so we all know of the Guwahati incident. We outraged about and wrote about it and tweeted about it. But did we all derive the right lessons out of the incident and the shamelessness of it all? Here, let me lay out some foolproof ways to avoid getting molested in modern, lawless...
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The Coup That Wasn’t

April 23, 2012
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The Coup That Wasn’t

Tweet Messenger to Macbeth – As I did stand my watch upon the hill, I look’d toward Birnam, and anon, methought, The wood began to move. Thailand and Mali – countries that have had coups in recent times with several others showing remarkable potential. If you’ve wondered whether we had the potential to go...
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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

January 22, 2012
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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Tweet Not often does an individual’s attending a gathering of writers make so much news as the Salman Rushdie saga has over the past week. Salman Rushdie’s presence at the Jaipur Literature Festival has suddenly become an issue of national importance even bigger than the dress Katrina Kaif wore  at her latest public appearance....
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I Am Anngry

September 9, 2011
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I Am Anngry

Tweet Two days ago I was in a hospital waiting room when they flashed news on the TV about a bomb blast outside Delhi High court. Over the next few hours as I watched more coverage of the event, I felt a crazy anger simmering within. I wanted to get a butter knife and...
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The Search for the Ideal Anti-Corruption Crusader

June 4, 2011
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The Search for the Ideal Anti-Corruption Crusader

Tweet The anti corruption movement is gaining pace. People are getting involved and doing all they can to get rid of corruption, such as watching news coverage on TV and writing energetic articles on blogs etc. However, all does not seem well. We are not totally convinced yet. The cynicism just wont go away....
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PM Replies to Anna Hazare’s Letter

April 7, 2011
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Tweet You all may have already read the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare’s letter to the Prime Minister. Hard hitting stuff. We managed to lay our hands on the reply the PMO prepared for him. Dear Mr Hazare, Apologies for not getting back to you earlier. But better late than never, like an Indian mother...
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The Quattrocchi Saga Winds Down

March 5, 2011
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Tweet A Delhi court has passed an order to allow the CBI to withdraw prosecution of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi. Quattrocchi was accused of receiving kickbacks of Rs 64 crores in connection with the purchase of Bofors howitzers back in the 80s. Since then, the CBI has spent Rs 250 crore on the case....
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Freedom to Murder

March 5, 2011
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Tweet A bit unsure whether this should go in as the WTF news of the day, or the mind numbing news of the week. A mob of disgruntled laborers set ablaze a 55-year-old steel factory deputy general manager at Titilagarh in Orissa’s Balangir on Thursday. Radheshyam Ray was going out for lunch when...
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ObaMake-It-Happen

November 8, 2010
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ObaMake-It-Happen

Tweet Obama may not promise to blow up Pakistan any day soon, or even to help India get into the UN Security Council, but here’s a few things that could make this trip worthwhile for us Indians. 1. Salaries in India are getting higher, and the attrition rate is a killer. Can we outsource...
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CWG 2010 – The People’s Verdict

September 26, 2010
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CWG 2010 – The People’s Verdict

Tweet The 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games are a mess. Bridges are collapsing all over the place. The Games Village is a stinky public potty as highlighted so aptly by BBC and co. We seem all set for a Dengue epidemic.  The dogs may have had a party at the ‘village but nobody else wants...
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Maoists Protest Killing of their Comrade

September 4, 2010
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Tweet The WTFness of our times just keeps increasing. Take this. Maoist leader Kishenji on Friday called a 48-hour bandh from September 13 in eight states to press for a probe into the death of top Naxal leader Cherakuri Rajkumar alias Azad. To be fair, yesterday was Janmashtmi; the day of Kishanji. But...
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