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After a brief period of uncertainty when it wasn’t clear how he would treat those BJP leaders who were opposed to him, PM Modi silenced his critics by making Advani protege Sushma Swaraj the nation’s External Affairs Minister. How has it worked out for Sushmaji since then? In pictures:             [...]

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After claiming that the large crowds that attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches abroad were likely flown from India, former Union Minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid has now alleged that even the Koala that the PM briefly cuddled at the G-20 summit, was specially transported from India. “It is easy to catch a koala [...]

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was recently granted Z-category security by the Centre, has given it up and has requested for a team of heavily armed and violent Godman Rampal followers instead. “I didn’t want a repetition of the Salwar kameez incident ever in my life again, so the centre was kind enough to grant me [...]

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The Mudgal panel has submitted its report and the chatterati are deconstructing it unless they are on the BCCI’s payrolls, in which case, they are maintaining a studied silence. But how did the man at the center of the controversy, N Srinivasan, take it as soon as the news broke? Our South Indian cricket correspondent, [...]

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Following the decision of the HRD ministry to cancel German in Kendriya Vidyalayas and replace it with Sanskrit, the Civil Aviation Ministry too, has sent a notice to German Airline Lufthansa, ordering it to rename itself in Sanskrit if it wants its operations to be allowed to continue on Indian soil. “Why should we allow German names [...]

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The city of Kota in Rajasthan, synonymous with “IIT coaching hub,” has added yet another tuition center to its list, this time a “pre-Interstellar” training institute. The institute, being the first of its kind, will impart, in a crash course, significant and appropriate lessons in various concepts of physics and astronomy that are prerequisites for [...]

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Earlier the subject of ridicule, Anushka Sharma’s name is now taken in awe in Indian cricketing circles for having the gumption to sit through all the five matches of the recently concluded, ultra-mega-giga boring India-Sri Lanka ODI series. Perhaps it was for love. Perhaps it was for love combined with a genuine interest in the [...]

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The UnReal Times caught up with Rajdeep Sardesai in one of his lighter moods, and the discussion moved away from politics onto topics such as food and cricket. We asked Rajdeep to pick his all time greatest Test XI and he gave us the following list:

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Interstellar has released worldwide to rave reviews that pretend to have understood the plot thoroughly. Movie goers, in turn, are braving a second and third viewing, after wiki-ing for the plot. Meanwhile, Nolan is laughing all the way to the bank and not just because the movie is a box office hit:       [...]

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With the BCCI, the world’s richest cricketing board, demanding $42 million compensation for tour abandonment, the West Indies cricket board (WICB), the world’s poorest cricketing body, is looking at out of the box options to raise the amount. The Sri Lankans filling in for the West Indians has only exacerbated matters. “With broadcasters paying companies to [...]

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