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After flooding newspapers, magazines, TV channels and social media, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi’s ubiquitous ads have now made their way into books as well – in all the three versions: eBook, Paperback and Hardcover. Readers who purchased The UnReal Times’ debut satirical novel “UnReal Elections” were in for a pleasant or rude shock (depending [...]

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It is hardly unusual for politicians (who, as hard as it is to believe, are regular people like us after all) to have favourites among sportspersons and follow them closely. But does it work the other way around? Do sportspersons too have their favourites among politicians? Our sports correspondent, Bharat Vishnukrishnaraman seems to think so: [...]

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The Supreme Court of India appealed to former BCCI President, Chennai Super Kings owner, Dhoni’s mentor and the father-in-law of cricket enthusiasm, N. Srinivasan, to conduct a thorough self-probe into the betting and corruption charges brought on against him, citing lack of time, resources, and most importantly, the ironclad resolve (all of which Mr Srinivasan [...]

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The who’s who of Indian celebrities (and a few non-Indian ones too) attended the launch event of The UnReal Times’ debut book, “UnReal Elections“. Our star correspondent Atul Baskarbe was in his elements, clicking the events as they unfolded. In pictures:   1st callout: Namaste! I’m an ordinary man. I have no status       [...]

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Indifference is headed for a thumping win in Bangalore, with less than 50% voter turnout across its three constituencies. BJP’s Ananth Kumar and Congress’ Nandan Nilekani have already conceded defeat and congratulated their formidable rival. “I tried my best with that Google ad campaign extolling my achievements,” a crestfallen Nilekani said, “but Indifference is too [...]

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Dr Manmohan Singh’s biography (The Accidental Prime Minister) by his former media adviser, Sanjay Baru, has reportedly inspired several others to write books about those they share a relationship with, professional or otherwise. The UnReal Times wonders what their book covers might look like:                    

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Congress party’s national spokesperson Sanjay Jha has unveiled his plans of starting a Newshour coaching center at India’s “tuition city” – Kota, Rajasthan. Not surprisingly, the institute will be called “Shri Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Newshour Training” and will be inaugurated by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a few days. “Well, [...]

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With the controversy over Priyanka Vadra’s remarks of ‘Varun Gandhi going astray’ gaining pace, she has clarified that her statements were aimed at her brother Rahul Gandhi and not Varun Gandhi. “Please recall what I actually said,” Robert Vadra’s better half clarified. “That ‘my brother, who is contesting from this area, has gone astray’. And that [...]

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In a marked departure from its traditional reporting style, establishment watchdog, NDTV, did its first ‘Major blow to Rahul Gandhi’ piece. The story details how ‘ab ki baar Modi sarkaar’ chants could be heard during a Rahul Gandhi rally in Amethi, and ends with the rather far-fetched conclusion that the Nehru-Gandhi scion could lose his [...]

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Inspired by IITians against AAP, Infosyians in Nandan Nilekani’s constituency Bangalore South have formed a group “Infoscions against Nilekani”. Infoscions founded this group last week after learning of poor salary hikes this year. BJP hopes to make deep inroads into this influential Infoscion vote bank in the IT city to thwart the rise of Nielakni. [...]

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