2012: Highs and Lows for Indian celebrities


As we bid goodbye to what has been an intense 2012, a quick recap of the Highs and Lows of various eminent individuals is in order.

Manmohan Singh

High: Addressed the Nation twice.
Low: First time said ‘Paise ped pe nahin ugte‘. Second time said ‘Theek hai?‘ And then a nation united to say STFU to a silent man

Robert Vadra

High: Added the 7th and 8th pack to his 6-pack
Low: Kejriwal exposed something else altogether

Mamata Banerjee

High: Had a rollicking time getting UPA to roll back every second policy
Low: Got rolled out of UPA herself

SM Krishna

High: Got photographed with Hina Rabbani Khar. Hina Rabbani Khar smiled at him
Low: Bilawal Bhutto. Broken heart

Rajya Sabha

High: Brought-in Bollywood masala through Jaya and Rekha.
Low: Its Silsila all over again. Jaya cries, Rekha smiles.

Arnab Goswami

High: Newshour
Low : Newshour

Times Now

High: Arnab Goswami
Low: Arnab Goswami

Barkha Dutt

High: Went to US for a few months
Low: Came back few months too soon


High: ‘Exposed’ Narendra Modi’s flawed narrative of Gujarat. Redefining secularism
Low: Beat by Doordarshan in ratings for un-biased news coverage

Rajdeep Sardesai

High: Old Monk. Maalish. Gnight!
Low: Investment by Big Daddy. Wifey


High: Citizen’s journalist. Anubha Bhosle
Low: Face The Nation

Chetan Bhagat

High: Was compared to Charles Dickens. Youth Icon
Low: Rahul Gandhi is also a Youth Icon

Shah Rukh Khan

High: Salman Khan’s retarded film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’
Low: His own retarded film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’

Pranab Mukherjee

High: Got out of the screaming, yelling and sloganeering environment of Lok Sabha, and lands himself a chill job at Rashtrapathi Bhavan. No more troubleshooting
Low: Protesters brought home the screaming, yelling and sloganeering to Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Forced to troubleshoot his own son Abhijit Mukherjee

Sonia Gandhi

High: Swamy stopped calling her Vishkanya on Twitter
Lows: Swamy calls her TDK(Tadakka) now. Robert Vadra. Rahul Gandhi. Modi now in 3D

Sushil Shinde

High: Appointed the Home Minster, signalling a new era of crackdown on terrorists and Maoists
Low: Cracked down on protesting Delhi citizens instead

Salman Khurshid

High: Proud owner of a scam allegation. External Affairs Minister
Low: Dared Kejriwal to return from Farukkhabad, and lost

Louise Khurshid

High: Shot to fame through wheel-chair scam allegations. Husband promoted to External Affairs Minister
Low: Hina Rabbani Khar is Pakistan’s foreign minister

Rahul Gandhi

Lows: [Ed: Will get back to you on this once we figure out where to begin]

Digvijay Singh

High: on weed
Low: on IQ

MS Dhoni

High: Finally Sachin retired
Low: People are now calling for his retirement

Harbhajan Singh

High: Played his 99th test
Low: Will only play 99 tests

Manoj Tiwary

High: Made it to the team most of the year
Low: Carried drinks for Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja

The UnReal Times

High: Great year for satire
Low: Intense competition from politicians

(With inputs from the Unreal Team)

Ajayendar Reddy

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  • Akshay Kanitkar

    This is Epic. Rahul Gandhi’s , Digvijay Singh’s are the best

  • Arpan

    This a gem of an article. Very good article to start the year. We expect such articles throughout the year. Keep going :)

  • https://twitter.com/Rajiv_Sen Rajiv Sen

    Generally I find the works in another satire website to be of better quality, but this one is great! Very hilarious! :D

    My best wishes for the The Unreal Times in 2013: it becomes the regular standard for it. :)

  • Arun Dharmarajan

    Legendary!!! The best article for me hands down. Every single celebrity was just amazingly scrutinized. Great work!!!

  • Rjohn

    Pure gem

  • Abhishek

    simply awesome!!

  • Prakash


  • Andy

    Beauty! Intense competition from politicians!!!

  • rita

    Satire king

  • Lokesh Bahety

    Awesome man. The second half almost choked me :D

  • ajayendar

    Thank You all for the great feedback..really appreciate it
    -ajayendar (and UnReal Team)

  • Ellen

    Superb! Happy New Year to the team! Wishing you a lucky 13!

  • mdsomanna

    Digvijay Singh High: on weed Low: on IQ
    Is th best one

  • http://vinaybiradar.blogspot.com Vinay

    Superb piece. Everything strikes a chord. I hope the personalities themselves read this and do some introspection. India would be a better place:)

  • The Ultimate CSK fan

    Great one!
    in depth analysis of each charecter indeed!
    Loved vadra part the most

  • Raman

    Excellent!!! Thanks.