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23 overs, 6 maidens, 74 runs and 7 wickets! These are not Dale Steyn’s figures against some hapless batting line up, but our very own Ishant Sharma’s figures against the English line up in their home conditions. If you find this too unreal, read it for yourself on Cricinfo. Meanwhile, our correspondent Mark Zuckerpandian brings [...]

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Minutes after Ishant Sharma bounced (yeah, read that again) the English batsmen out to secure a famous victory for Team India at the mecca of world cricket, mails from one and all poured in. Unable to manage the flood of emails, Ishant put his man Friday, Chintu Chitamani, on the job. Chintu, who’s a regular reader [...]

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It was billed as an epic sequel to the Arnab Abhijit Mukherjee tussle. Viewers tuned in by the millions, Arnab bunnies shut off their television and cowered in a dark room, satirists and mash-up artists stood ready with their tools. What transpired, however, was drastically different from expectations, and last night’s Newshour episode may very [...]

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It was an evening that German footballer Mario Gotze would cherish for the rest of his life, scoring the winning goal for his country during the second half of extra time. German supporters all over India erupted in celebrations and Gotze’s Gmail Inbox witnessed a flood of laudatory emails. The UnReal Times correspondent Lionel Jassi [...]

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The 2014-15 budget did not exactly set the Yamuna on fire, with people terming it unimaginative. However, it had enough in it to trigger robust discussions on the social media. Our social media correspondent, Mark Zuckerpandian, brings you the post budget reactions from the Finance Minister’s Wall: (With inputs from Ajayendar Reddy, Unreal Team)

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Legendary journalist Sagarika Ghose shocked the nation late Thursday night when she tweeted: “Goodbye CNNIBN. God bless!” Facebook was instantly flooded with posts from her fans, her trolls, and politicians who have been on the receiving end of her Twitter interviews. The UnReal Times Facebook correspondent Mark Zuckerpandian brings you the story: (With inputs from [...]

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Goa minister, Sudin Dhavalikar, instantly made some friends on Facebook after he remarked that women shouldn’t wear short skirts or bikinis. The ramifications of this controversial statement, and a few other tidbits on this week’s Facebook Wall, brought to you by The Unreal Times Facebook correspondent Mark Zuckerpandian: (With inputs from Karthik)

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Brazil and Chile kicked off the knock-out stage of the ongoing Fifa World Cup 2014 in style, producing a game that would remain etched in the minds of football fans for a long time to come. What an encounter it was, between the yellow-shirted Brazilians and the red-shirted Chilean challengers! The match had everything – [...]

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The Union Home Ministry’s decision to prioritize Hindi in its communications on social media platforms has drawn sharp reactions from politicians, some South Indians and a few bureaucrats themselves. The UnReal Times Facebook correspondent Mark Zuckerpandian brings you the story on Facebook: (With inputs from the Unreal Team)

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ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – is a jihadi group that fought against Assad in Syria and has now taken over vast swathes of territory in the Northern Iraq and are now camped very close to Baghdad. The sheer cruelty of the group is sending shivers down the spines of everyone. They have [...]

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