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In a major blow to The UnReal Times, star satirist Ashwin Kumar announced a break from writing satire, and took off to the US. Within hours of his announcement, reactions came pouring in from various folks who had been at the receiving end of Ashwin’s satire. In tweets:               [...]

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The Modi’s government push for financial inclusion by launching the Jan Dhan Yojana has inspired AAP to come up with a variant – the Jan Dharna Yojana. Through this innovative scheme, AAP’s leadership wants to make AAP’s brand of agit-prop politics more inclusive. Accordingly, so as to comprehensively extirpate the cancer of corruption from India’s [...]

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CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat ruled out any alliance with Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, saying Didi is too leftist even for his comfort. “She is so far left of center that she makes the CPI-M comes across as a petty bourgeois right wing party, man,” Karat candidly confided to The UnReal Times. “I am as socialist [...]

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Imran Khan has inspired a generation of dharna goers with his shipping container-based politics, alternately referred to as dabba politics or dibba se aazadi. Imran Khan has courageously vowed to captain the ship of the state by pretending to be cargo. Noted Pakistani watchers have commented that the army might have also shipped in some [...]

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India’s public sector monopoly, Coal India, may be getting vilified at home for consistently failing to meet India’s annual coal production targets but has won accolades from environmental groups such as Greenpeace for its stellar, albeit unwitting, role in reducing the overall carbon footprint in the process. So much so that the United Nations Environment [...]

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Outwardly, the BJP leadership may be sniggering over the decision by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to not campaign for the upcoming UP by polls but inwardly they are a very worried lot. “This is a huge setback, man,” a very agitated BJP president, Amit Shah, told The UnReal Times. “An even bigger setback then, [...]

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WWE wrestling legend, The Undertaker, joined the Aam Aadmi Party, moments after it was brought to light that a ‘dead’ member of the party was found alive in Bangalore City. The 7-foot giant, who walked in to the AAP office in New Delhi, in his characteristic style, removed his black hat and was presented with [...]

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India’s biggest media conglomerate, the Times of India Group, has asked its employees to declare all their personal accounts on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook and asked them to refrain from sharing news related links. The official explanation for what many see as an autocratic policy impinging on the freedom of speech [...]

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Taking a cue from the ALS Ice Bucket challenge that has helped raise several million dollars for the ALS association, the Modi government has launched the Yamuna bucket challenge to meet fiscal deficit targets for the ongoing financial year. “The rules of the Yamuna Bucket challenge are quite simple,” said Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, at [...]

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In what seems to be a bug in Facebook’s new feature that marks fake news reports with the “Satire” tag, the popular social network has tagged a serious report by Times Of India journalist Sagarika Ghose as “Satire”. An outraged Sagarika Ghose took up the issue with Facebook’s Help Center and sent as many as [...]

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