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On the occasion of India’s 67th Independence Day, The UnReal Times commissioned ace commentator, Ravi Shastri, to travel back in time using proprietary time-travel technology licensed from CNN-IBN to provide live commentary on India’s freedom struggle. Ravi agreed to provide commentary in his inimitable, cliché-ridden but highly objective style, for the time period commencing from Mahatma [...]

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Disclaimer: For Object Oriented Programming aficionados :) Alok Themka, a Bangalore-based software engineer working at Infosys, was in for a different kind of code review today, when workers allegedly from Congress barged into his cubicle and demanded that he modify the definition of his C++ class ‘India’ by making ‘Vadra’ a private member, instead of [...]

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With onion prices zooming into the stratosphere, RBI governor Dr Raghuram Rajan has taken swift and decisive action by raising interest rates by over 2000 basis points. “Normally I wouldn’t have raised interest rates this much but onions at Rs.100/kg is simply ridiculous, man,” thundered Dr. Rajan, who discovered things for himself the hard way [...]

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AK Ghajini, an active Indian tweeter who sent out a score of tweets three days ago, showering praise on rising Indian badminton star PV Sindhu and congratulating her, failed to recollect who she is when asked today by The UnReal Times sports correspondent Gaurav Kaira. “I walked up to this chap and told him that [...]

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India has struck back hard at repeated Pakistani transgressions and provocations by smuggling over ten thousand pirated DVDs of SRK starrer Chennai Express into Lahore, and Karachi via Dubai. Another lethal consignment, comprising DVDs of Goldie Behl’s Drona, Ram Gopal Varma’s Aag, and Aditya Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, has been shipped via the Indian [...]

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Narendra Modi, true to form, once again created a stir with his public address in Hyderabad, which began tentatively with the Gujarat CM speaking in halting Telugu (or was it Telangana?) before switching to Hindi and ending with a bang. Predictably, leaders ranging from President Obama to UPA chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, rushed to give [...]

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In a stunning development that has left behavioral economists across the world awe-struck, the handsomeness of Raghuram Rajan, the incoming RBI governor, has decisively averted India’s economic crisis. This was how the story unfolded: As soon as Rajan was announced as the new RBI governor, reams of column and editorial space in leading dailies and [...]

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India’s most entertaining newspaper, The Times of India, shocked the nation, by carrying a brilliantly researched, substantial piece of journalism on its front page. Millions of readers across the country were stunned, and in the words of many, ‘blown away’ by the piece, the quality of which some said they hadn’t expected even in their [...]

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The simmering anger among Tamilians first kindled by Shah Rukh Khan last year when the mega star nonchalantly mixed curd with noodles in Ra.One, boiled over in spectacular fashion after the first set of movie goers in the Southern state walked into theaters to watch Chennai Express and subjected themselves to Deepika Padukone’s “Tamil”. Minutes [...]

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Sir, I appeal to you to appeal to the CM of Uttar Pradesh to pardon and reinstate suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. It is shameful on our part to sit by and watch an honest officer being punished for doing her duty. However I realize that you are very busy these days with more [...]

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