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After Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir was shot at by unknown people in Karachi yesterday, Sagarika Ghose, as usual, found it apt to rant about Indian Nationalism. ‘Day not far in India when self-app guardians of “nationalism”shoot at”anti-national”journos in pursuit of their idea of “national interest”,’ she tweeted. So we at The UnReal Times put ourselves [...]

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A regular checkup with the doctor has revealed something unusual about Samajwadi Party leader, Azam Khan: his skin is thicker than his buffaloes’. According to the doctors at the Sahara Hospitals in Lucknow, when a nurse tried to administer Azam Khan a regular B12 injection, the syringe’s needle broke. “We tried it two more times, [...]

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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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(Continued from Part I) 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:                         [...]

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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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