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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, in what IT sector analysts described as a game-changer, has made wearing of ties by Infoscions optional. Previously, it was mandatory for Infoscions to wear ties on Mondays, adding to Monday morning blues. The decision has not just brought smiles on the faces of the 100,000 plus male Infosys employees but [...]

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The Indian Meteorological Department has announced that it will now use Ashutosh’s typos to decide on names for cyclones or hurricanes. According to the current naming procedures, countries constituting a particular region (the North Indian Ocean in the case of India) each come up with a list of names that are sorted alphabetically and allotted [...]

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Given the unravelling of political alliances in the run up to the Maharashtra Assembly polls, political hoardings have been redesigned to reflect the drastic changes. This has meant good business for hoarding makers, with political parties submitting new template designs. Out political correspondent, Rajiniti Sarkarwalla, spoke to one of Maharashtra’s reputed hoarding makers, Ebenezer Gaslightwala, [...]

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Dr Shashi Tharoor today offered ‘qualified criticism’ of Aam Aadmi party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, lauding his “statesmanship in constructively engaging with PM Modi’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan” before adding that he “needs to “move beyond theatrics and demonstrate earnestness of purpose”. Dr Tharoor’s ‘nuanced stand’ on the AAP supremo has triggered speculation in political circles that [...]

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Was Dr Tharoor sacked at the insistence of the KPCC? Or was it because of the questions surrounding the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar? Our political correspondent, Rajniti Sarkarwalla, went behind the scenes to piece together the true story behind the sacking of the suave former UN diplomat:             [...]

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It certainly wasn’t the best of days for senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, after the party chose to sack him as its spokesperson, following the former diplomat’s recent praise of Narendra Modi and his positive attitude towards the PMs “Swacch Bharat” campaign. The Thiruvananthapuram MP received a lot of Direct Messages on Twitter after the [...]

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North Korea’s ruling military clique has tapped BJP President Amit Shah to help them trace the whereabouts of supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The cherubic Kim has been missing from public view for the last 38 days, prompting a flurry of speculation ranging from a potential palace coup to poor health keeping the supreme leader out [...]

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Step 1: Be a concerned citizen Now that the cause of liberalism has been lost to fascist forces, it is extremely important to disguise oneself as a concerned citizen (Please note: As always it is important to look concerned than be concerned). As an eminent concerned intellectual, it is your sacred responsibility to subvert the democratic [...]

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After getting whupped in the first ODI, Team India returned to form in style, with captain Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli each notching up half centuries to post a competitive total of 263, and then bowling the Windies out for a total well short of that. After returning to their dressing rooms, the players [...]

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She was a beautiful, delicate Hindu mobile, brought up in a typical sanskari cellular family. Every morning she would play Gayatri Mantra in a loop for an entire hour. Her ring tone was Anuradha Podwal’s bhajan, and her caller tune was Anoop Jalota’s. Her wallpaper was a rotating theme of Ganeshji, Saraswatiji and Lakshmiji. She [...]

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