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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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Oh Boy!

September 20, 2010
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Oh Boy!

Tweet You can not make this crap up. In a bizarre case, a woman accused the hospital staff of swapping her son after delivery with the daughter of another woman who was born at the same time. So this woman delivers a girl, and another one in the same hospital delivers a boy...
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What’s In a Name?

September 5, 2010
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What’s In a Name?

Tweet As illustrated by this village in Karnataka. All men are named Gyanappa, and all women are Gyanavva. No alias, no surname, no pet names even. This has got to be awesome for the administration. Makes their life so very simple. NOT.
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Doctors Rock!

August 4, 2010
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Tweet Actually, a lot of of them deserve to be hit with rocks. Take this. The Uterus Snatchers of Andhra. Rural pockets across Andhra are being taken for a ride by greedy doctors removing women’s uteruses for any and every ailment. All because a surgical procedure would fetch them more money than a...
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Kick Starting Indian Hockey

July 19, 2010
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Kick Starting Indian Hockey

Tweet We all know that Indian hockey is in the crapper. We have gone from the high of Chak De India, to the low of the Phir Dil Do Hockey Ko debacle circa 2010 World cup. But all is not completely unwell. Brave young faces are appearing with a new found zeal for the game....
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The Dentist of Jaipur

July 18, 2010
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Tweet This is guaranteed to make you squirm. The (roadside) dentist of Jaipur. A lesser dentist sitting in a fancy office will charge Rs 500 for a visit. This one will take hundred and instantly solve your problem. And dont even worry about lack of training. I’ve done a lot of technical work. I...
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What Price Entertainment?

July 13, 2010
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What Price Entertainment?

Tweet Indian radio has come a long way since the times of Vividh Bharati. With the plethora of FM stations available today these are exciting times for Indian audiences, more so with RJs on various stations trying out all sorts of innovative stuff to keep the lights going. As i may have mentioned earlier , my...
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Eunuch Army

June 27, 2010
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Eunuch Army

Tweet Arunachal Pradesh home minister Tako Dabi has sent a proposal to the Union home ministry to setup a special army regimnt comprising of Eunuchs. This idea definitely takes the prize for being the out of the box idea of the year. Apparently, “most eunuchs don’t have families and can be selfless… A...
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Delhi’s T3 Has It All Figured Out

June 6, 2010
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Delhi’s T3 Has It All Figured Out

Tweet How do you ensure the success of the biggest airport terminal ever built in India? By invoking the gods, going by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)’s example. Pujas and hawans were performed for five days at the ramp leading to the new terminal, which is scheduled to be inaugurated on July 3. More...
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Outsourcing the Womb

May 16, 2010
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Outsourcing the Womb

Tweet For many childless couples all over the world, India is becoming the go-to place. We may have started off outsourcing software development, but now we are reaching new avenues. This is outsourcing taken to a new level. We are now outsourcing little babies. Cant have kids? No problemo. We can do that for...
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In India, White is Right

April 30, 2010
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Tweet Check this out.  A sad commentary on Indian society’s obsession with the white skin, and the hatred towards its own people. How foreigners are regarded in India is a curious matter. Our white skin, and the belief that we have power and money, unwittingly elevates us to the top of the social hierarchy....
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And Science Will Set Us Free

April 29, 2010
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Tweet 82 year old Prahlad Jani is a remarkable man, if his claim of living for the past 70 years without any food or water is true. Mr Jani, who claims to have left home aged seven and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in Rajasthan, is regarded as a ‘breatharian’ who...
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The Rikshaw Ride to Hell?

April 28, 2010
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Tweet Checkout this story about this group of Mumbaikars who paid Rs 500 to a Rikshaw puller to take them 18 Kms to the airport, in Calcutta. Khan was doing a round of Sealdah station at 8am, when a group of six tourists approached him and asked if he could take them to the...
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A Middle Finger to Indian Hockey?

March 13, 2010
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Tweet For the past few weeks the Hero Honda Hockey jingle has been playing non stop on radio stations. You would think India must be on the verge of winning the world cup. Ha! dil mein dam bhar lo, fir dil ko hockey ko Win the cup they didn’t, but to their credit the...
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The Case Of The Exploding Tandoors

February 28, 2010
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Tweet Breaking News: Fans of Chicken Tikka Masala beware. The tandoor in your favorite desi restaurant may not be safe. These ill-maintained tandoors have been blowing up all over Birmingham of late. As if the damage to their digestive system from the super spicy Indian food wasnt bad enough, food patrons now have to...
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