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In a bizarre incident, Bekaar Patil, the man behind famous parody Twitter handle, @IRCTC_Unavailable, tried to hang himself after he was unable to bear the shock of having successfully booked 2 tatkal tickets within 2 minutes on the all new IRCTC website. Patil’s family members, who spotted him in time, rushed in and saved his [...]

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Chuffed after announcing plans to invest $1 billion and $2 billion respectively, e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart said the reason they are so bullish about India is the ever worsening traffic congestion problems and deteriorating condition of roads in Indian cities. “India is one of the hottest online retail markets in that respect,” raved Amazon [...]

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The rat race for getting into the prestigious IITs got a whole lot more competitive with famous Kota based IIT coaching centre, Bansali Classes, announcing a special 9 month crash course package for pregnant women. “There is now coaching to get into IIT coaching classes going all the way back to kindergarten. So we decided [...]

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Basking in the success of Salman Khan’s latest release Kick, screenwriter Chetan Bhagat wrote an open letter to his fans and haters, reminiscing about the time his boss in Deutsche Bank gave him a bad performance review, which eventually led him to take up writing as a career. (Read the letter here.) Hours after Bhagat’s [...]

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It is a matter of pride for the Indian scientific community. For the first time ever, a new physical constant named after an Indian, the Taran Adarsh constant, will now find pride of place in the pantheon of physical constants such as Planck’s constant, Coulomb’s constant, Fermi coupling constant, Faraday constant, Boltzmann constant and Avogadro’s [...]

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In what seems to be a reason for cheer for dying social networking site Orkut in its last days, thousands of Facebook users have deactivated their profiles and have reactivated/resumed activity on their defunct Orkut profiles, thus giving the nearly desolate site a huge traffic spike. “I couldn’t take it anymore, yaar! First of all, [...]

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In what is a first in the history of human courtship, a Delhi based AAP activist, Raghav Sabharwal, managed to have the last word during a row with his girlfriend, Tanya Behl, and needless to say, got dumped. The argument started innocuously enough, with Tanya making snide remarks about AAP during their date at a [...]

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Self-proclaimed social media guru Tiger Fadoo’s book “Secrets of Social Media Marketing: Learn from the Master” has failed to take off, ironically because of poor social media marketing. Even though the book is rich in social media marketing case studies, from how to make a product trend on Twitter to crafting viral product related content [...]

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In what can be perceived as the biggest one-shot hiring influx ever in the history of an Indian company, 18000 Microsoft employees all over the world, who have been marked to be laid off, have all earned themselves handsome job offers from media giant India Today. The employees will continue to work from their respective [...]

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Hundreds of social media users uploaded selfies with their Tatkal tickets after they successfully booked them on the IRCTC website – a phenomenon once considered near-impossible, but now rendered easy, thanks to the site’s recent upgrading and revamp. #SelfieWithTatkalTicket quickly became the top trend, as tweeple uploaded pictures of themselves, posing gleefully with the booking [...]

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