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In what seems to be the beginning of a new trend in Indian politics, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has decided to switch parties, but only for a little while – the preeminent Gandhi dynasty loyalist has announced that he would be briefly interning with the AIADMK to improve his sycophantic and devotional skills. [...]

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Step 1: Origins: DO NOT be born in a rural or semi-urban family with limited means. Only the following permutations of parentage are recognized: – Urban rich (Bentley rich) – Urban upper middle class – One parent in administration – Both parents in administration (bonus points) Step 2: Education: DO NOT be educated in a [...]

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Venue: A non-descript house in a residential locality of Burdwan town, 100 km from Kolkata The room looks cluttered. One side of the room is stacked with rows and rows of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), while the other side is littered with RDX, wires and various spare parts. The walls are covered with posters and [...]

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Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya, the authors of “Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India”, are all set to release their new book “Policeonomics: Making sense of the Indian Police”. Rupa spoke about the book in an exclusive interview with The UnReal Times: URT: Could you tell us the central theme of the book? Rupa: Sure. The central [...]

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The Congress party has lambasted the Modi government for allowing Doordarshan to telecast RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech, and termed the move as a violation of the unwritten principles of remote control governance. “This is not how you do things,” lamented Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi, shaking his head. “Where’s the subtlety? Where’s the sophistication? The [...]

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Arnab Goswami is the first Indian news television anchor to be made an honorary Lt Colonel of the Indian Army. This is in recognition for services rendered by Arnab on behalf of the nation in pummeling countless retired Pakistani generals, admirals, diplomats, and sundry non state actors during NewsHour debates. “Arnab has bagged almost as [...]

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Rajdeep Sardesai’s brawl on the streets of New York City might have earned him a lot of criticism, but it has also won him an invitation to return to his alma-mater, NDTV, and host their long-running show, The Big Fight. “People absolutely loved Rajdeep a decade ago when he hosted The Big Fight with so [...]

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The first move of the new Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam was to arrest Amma’s numerologist, upon whose advice the Tamil Nadu ex-chief minister had added a second ‘a’ at the end of her name and removed the dot from the initial ‘J’ in the year 2001. This, the numerologist had then assured Amma, would remove [...]

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BJP leader Yogi Adityanath lashed out at George Clooney for marrying long time fiancé, Amal Alamuddin, at a private ceremony in Venice, calling it an instance of “international love jihad”. “I always maintained that love jihad was a pressing national issue, having originated in Kerala and then spread to Western UP. But now it seems [...]

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The AAP denounced Rajdeep Sardesai’s behaviour after the AAP core committee went through raw footage of the altercation between Rajdeep Sardesai and the crowd at Madison Square. ”Our first instinct was to trend #IstandwithRajdeep,” Manish Sisodiya told The UnReal Times, “what with lot of people insinuating that Rajdeep was behaving like an AAP leader and all [...]

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