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In a quiet Mumbai neighbourhood, at 7 in the morning, things are rather subdued in the polling booth. Voters hadn’t yet come, and weren’t likely to come in large numbers until later. The booth officers languish on their chairs, in various stages of lethargy. Some slouch in their seats. Some have their feet up on [...]

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An Indian may forget to have his dinner, but will never ever, ever, ever forget to watch The Newshour every weekday and of late, Sundays too. If not, how dare he? The nation would demand an answer! To help newbie spokespersons survive the snake pit that is the Newshour debate, The UnReal Times presents an [...]

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Finally, after deep research, analysts have found fatal flaws in the Gujarat model. Performance of Gujaratis has been abysmal in beauty pageants and sports events in the last decade. This proves that the Gujarat model is not suitable for the rest of the country. Economists from the International Institute of Gujarat Analysis have come up [...]

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He has delivered good governance in his state and won successive terms with handsome mandates. However, his claims of good governance have failed to convince his many critics. He has never hidden his Prime Ministerial ambitions. He brought factionalism in the BJP to the fore by severely pressurizing various BJP leaders to declare their PM candidate [...]

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A Young Turk in the Congress, enjoying considerable popularity with the masses and the intelligentsia alike, has challenged the leadership of the Nehru-Gandhis and staked his claim to the post of Congress President. Such a development is unprecedented in the history of India’s grand old party which has been under the sway of the Gandhis [...]

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Satirists and humorists may find it satisfying to make people laugh with their creative pieces, but a new study reveals that satirists lose a quantum of hair each time they post something funny. The study covered a few popular satirists / humorists in India. A good example is The UnReal Times columnist Ashwin Kumar, who [...]

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A well known election expert has today made a startling confession that he has absolutely no idea what is going on anymore. The expert, who has covered elections for decades and survived even though he got most of his predictions wrong, said that his conscience doesn’t allow him to pretend anymore that he understands Indian [...]

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Recently, MDMK chief, Vaiko, demanded that India be renamed “United States of India” to reflect the country’s federal structure. Other parties immediately followed suit with their versions in keeping with their political ideologies: Congress: Secular, Inclusive, Empowered, Gandhian Republic of India Samajwadi Party: Secular-e-Watan JD(U): Maha Bharat; Anglicized: Special Republic of India VHP: Hinduistic Republic [...]

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“Today we will learn about the infinite geometric series, students,” the maths teacher, Shanta Sharma, said. “Yes, ma’m,” students of the ninth grade of Holy Angels school in Haryana chorused. The class was in full attendance except for one empty bench in the last row. “Where is Master Ashutosh?” Ms Sharma queried. “Is the boy [...]

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Rajpan Pasand, a popcorn seller at INOX cinemas, Mantri Square, Bangalore, has earned more than the salaries of 75% of IT employees in the city this year. Pasand, who has been selling fast food at the multiplex ever since the mall opened in 2010, recently surpassed the yearly earnings of most IT employees in the city, whose [...]

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