Current Affairs

World’s Most Powerful People

November 14, 2009
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Tweet Forbes, the magazine famous for compiling lists of the world’s best/most/biggest/richest people/organizations just gave us a new compilation. The world’s most powerful people. In compiling our first ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People, we wrestled with these questions–and many more–before deciding to define power by four dimensions. First, do they have influence...
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Bravo, Manu Sharma

November 11, 2009
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Tweet That’s how it is done. They pointed a finger at you, and you voluntarily went back to jail, leaving your aging mom to fend for herself. What superlative sacrifice! This should serve a lesson to the media hounding you, and all those people who said that you should be given strict punishment for...
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Royal Rumble in the Skies. Air India Style.

October 4, 2009
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Royal Rumble in the Skies. Air India Style.

Tweet A Stewardess. A Disgruntled Purser. An Angry Pilot. 100 odd Amused Passengers. One Hugely Embarrassed Airline. The Maharaja witnessed his first in-flight Mughal-e-Azam at 30,000 feet above sea level on Saturday, as two members of the cabin crew—one male and one female—slugged it out with the pilot and co-pilot. (Click the image...
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15 Minutes of Fame

September 6, 2009
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Tweet Doctors at a government hospital in Tamil Nadu performed 14 surgeries in 3.5 hours to set a new world record. The doctors videotaped the feat and sent it to the Guinness authorities through the state government. “We opened four patients at one go. I would open the breast, remove the tumour and nodes...
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Andhra Suicides and YSR Reddy

September 6, 2009
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Andhra Suicides and YSR Reddy

Tweet The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh died in a helicopter crash this past week. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. It is a sad moment when life suddenly comes to such a tragic and untimely end. Rest in Peace, Y S Rajashekhara Reddy. As always, this event got converted into a huge national...
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Indian Sports On The Up

September 1, 2009
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Indian Sports On The Up

Tweet We are seeing some good news coming in from the sporting arena these days. Indian sport lives. Indian Tennis has a new star. Somdev Devvarman has qualified for the US Open singles, coming through the tough qualifiers.  He hasn’t just qualified but won his first round match as well. Somdev happens to be...
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All For A Good Cause

August 17, 2009
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Tweet So Shahrukh Khan says that My Name Is Khan, and that is the reason for being hassled in Newark. That incidentally also happens to be the title of his upcoming film. Not saying anything here, but people have been known to do some rather interesting things to promote their movies. As always, we...
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The World This Week – 24 May 2009

May 27, 2009
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The World This Week – 24 May 2009

Tweet Manmohan Singh formed his second government following the UPA’s comprehensive win in the election. There was some drama over ministerial allocations with the DMK trying some hard bargaining for a few extra cabinet berths. The beacon of change – Barrack Obama called up our Prime Minister. Maybe his inspirational effect will rub off...
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The World This Week – 17 May 2009

May 19, 2009
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The World This Week – 17 May 2009

Tweet The great Indian elections of 2009 are over after five phases of voting spread over a month, over 400 million votes cast, several thousand candidates, and billions of dollars spent by all concerned. The massive logistical exercise ended in a massive victory for the Congress, which gained plenty of seats at the expense...
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The World This Week – 10 May 2009

May 12, 2009
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Tweet The Great Indian Elections of 2009. Four phases down. Voter turnout in the fourth phase topped 50%. Last phase coming up this week, and a lot of political manipulation coming thereafter as the results are announced towards the end of this month. Some analysis of phase 3 and 4 over at offstumped. Good...
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The World This Week – 3 May 2009

May 5, 2009
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The World This Week – 3 May 2009

Tweet Phase three of the Great Indian Elections is over. Polling was held for 107 Lok Sabha seats last week. Mumbai turned out to be quite a spectacle, with celebrity after ignorant celebrity raising their middle finger to the eager cameras, after some logistical issues led the election agencies to mark their middle fingers...
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The Great Indian Middle Finger

May 1, 2009
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The Great Indian Middle Finger

Tweet India went to the polls in phase three of the Great Indian Elections of 2009 this week. Here’s a few pictures of proud voters happy to have contributed their bit towards upholding the esteemed traditions of the founding fathers of the country. First up, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chawan with Mrs Chief Minister....
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The World This Week – 26 April 2009

April 28, 2009
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The World This Week – 26 April 2009

Tweet The third phase of The Great Indian Election of 2009 is all set for April 30. A total of 1,567 candidates, including 101 women contestants, are in the fray for the 107 seats going to the polls in round III. UP Chief Minister Mayawati raised her case for Prime Ministership on caste grounds...
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Anoop Desai – Indian American Idol

April 24, 2009
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Tweet Our favorite desi singer Anoop NoopDawg Desai is out of American Idol. This week on the show it was down to the last seven contestants, out of which two were eliminated because last week the judges used their discretionary save to bring back Matt Giraud after America had voted him out. The axe...
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The World This Week – 19 April 2009

April 20, 2009
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The World This Week – 19 April 2009

Tweet After months of exciting drama, India finally went to vote in the first phase of the 2009 General Elections. The voting for 124 Lok Sabha seats took place relatively peacefully with a voter turnout of about 60%, apart from Naxal attacks in which 17 people were killed. Earlier the Supreme Court snubbed the...
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