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I Want To be A South Indian

March 31, 2012
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I Want To be A South Indian

Tweet I returned home from work today feeling quite happy about Friday and the lack of traffic jams en-route. I then logged on to Twitter like all normal people do these days as soon as they reach home. People were discussing this article by some Aakar Patel. The guy was on top of Twitter trends...
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Dummy’s Guide To Staying Safe In Modern India

March 29, 2012
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Dummy’s Guide To Staying Safe In Modern India

Tweet Newspapers these days are full of reports about people having all sorts of weird things happen to them. Murders over parking slots, rapes, thefts, acid attacks, battered kids slammed against walls, Abhishek Bachchan having a baby, and what not. Makes you long for the good old days of chain snatchings, tires being stolen...
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Open Letter to Arms Dealers

March 26, 2012
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Tweet Dear Arms Dealers and their Assorted Cronies, This is in reference to the recent news about the measly 14 crore bribe offered to the Indian army chief, General VK Singh. As a resident of a modern, developing India with a high rate on inflation, i am appalled. Nothing in India is cheap anymore. I...
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The Story of Indian Cricket’s Fall

February 26, 2012
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The Story of Indian Cricket’s Fall

Tweet Much has been written about the ongoing Indian tour of Australia. The tour has seen the world champions flounder against what was being termed a mediocre Australian team, but we have encountered strong evidence that seems to suggest a twist in the tale. Here, breaking on the Baking News Network, is an exclusive...
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Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

January 28, 2012
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Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

Tweet A few days ago, Jay Leno made derogatory references to the Golden Temple on his show. Our religious sentiments were hurt, and now we have blown this up into a massive controversy. Take that, you American sense of humor. The joke was on super rich Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and the Golden...
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Baking News: Successful MTV Roadies To Get Direct Entry into IAS

January 21, 2012
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Baking News: Successful MTV Roadies To Get Direct Entry into IAS

Tweet The Indian government today announced a surprise decision to leverage the auditions of the popular reality TV show MTV Roadies, for filling up the backlog of officers in the IAS. Here’ an excerpt from the official press release. “MTV Roadies has grown to become a phenomenon in India over the past years. Young...
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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?

January 19, 2012
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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?

Tweet A few days back there was a news item in the paper about how Indian children ranked second last in the world in a test of Science, Math and English. While the accuracy of statistical studies can always be questioned, but second last? For a nation that can not stop patting its back...
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Steps to Improve India’s Fortunes in Australia

January 17, 2012
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Steps to Improve India’s Fortunes in Australia

Not everyday does the reigning world and IPL champion team get to wipe the floor the way the Indian cricketers are doing in Australia. If this were a movie, the doctor would come out of the operation theater and announce to anxious waiting people that only prayers could save their loved one. “Ab inhein...
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Get Ready to Pay for Missed Calls

December 31, 2011
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Get Ready to Pay for Missed Calls

Tweet 2012 is set to start on a sore note for mobile subscribers across India. Airtail today announced a shocking decision to start charging users for missed calls. Starting tomorrow, all missed calls will be charged at a flat rate of Rs 5 paise per call. This applies across all pre-paid and post-paid plans. The...
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Posted in Baking News, Satire | 3 Comments »

A Sneak Peek at 2012

December 27, 2011
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A Sneak Peek at 2012

Tweet So 2011 is almost done, and 2012 beckons. If the Mayans were right, then this is going to be a pretty exciting year. If they weren’t, well, bummer. We managed to find a crystal ball which told us what’s in store for the year, albeit with a 95% confidence interval. Believe at your...
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No Reservations on Reservations

December 25, 2011
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No Reservations on Reservations

Tweet If one were to pick a single policy decision that changed the face of India in the last many years, it has to be the  reservation system. Reservation for jobs. Reservation for education. Reservation for public service. All to ensure that our poor and downtrodden get to share the benefits of our growth....
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The Day The Internet Went Down

December 18, 2011
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The Day The Internet Went Down

Tweet 12 April 2014 A billion Indian citizens woke up today to a world without one of the basic necessities of modern life. Not food. Not water. Not the roofs on top of their head. Not even the daily dose of Arnab. Something much bigger. The Internet. In an emergency order, the central govt...
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Evolution of the Indian Democracy

November 24, 2011
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Evolution of the Indian Democracy

Tweet In 1947, our great democracy took birth. Through various turns and twists, it has come a long way. To this. Yet another common man trying to physically assault a political leader. Gandhiji please excuse, but the modern Indian is too frustrated to try peaceful means. Here’s a pictorial dedicated to the growth of...
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Maid In India

November 18, 2011
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Maid In India

Tweet If the 90s were the decade of the IT industry, the 2010s have got to be the decade of the Indian maid. Seriously, they’ve never been so talked about. People returning to India from the US cite availability of domestic help as a prime inspiration to shift base. Housewives swear by their maids,...
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Owner’s Envy. Seller’s Delight.

November 6, 2011
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Owner’s Envy. Seller’s Delight.

Tweet The Indian economy is booming. Salaries are rising. Everybody is doing well for himself. All it takes to be above the basic level of subsistence (commonly known as the poverty line) is Rs 32 per day. For a family of four that comes to less than 4,000 per month. Even if you earn...
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