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Mr. Damodar was leading an almost perfect life A house, a car, a job, two kids and a nagging wife Trusted all was right and ignored all his fears Until a little man’s voice opened up his ears   Who with uncommon grit upheld, the power of a common man Vowed to end the siege [...]

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“Are you ready, ji? Upinder will be coming in 5 minutes to pick us up. Chalen?” asked Gursharan Kaur, her voice echoing through the nearly empty house at 7 Race Course Road. Her question drawing no response, she said, “Okay, I’ll be waiting outside in the garden, I’ll call you when she arrives,” said the PM’s [...]

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Left with no other choice, a group of  prominent intellectuals from India have begun to call upon interplanetary and extraterrestrial forces to descend on the country and prevent Narendra Modi from becoming the PM on May 16. “This is our last hope. It’s okay even if aliens can come down and take over the reins [...]

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Gajodhar Mishra, a man from Varanasi who had stepped out to buy a plate of jalebis two days ago, hasn’t yet been able to return home because of streets blocked by heaving crowds and vehicles participating in the string of roadshows by BJP, AAP, Congress and SP. Watching helplessly from one side of the road as yet [...]

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What happens to Dr. Singh, one of India’s longest tenured Prime Ministers, come May 16th? All the usual options are on the table: teaching, mentoring, writing. However, there are also three compelling job offers that Dr Singh is contemplating: Option 1: First, is the option to become CEO of one of India’s largest IT companies. At [...]

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September 2013 ‘GET UP!’ ‘Mmm . . . five more minutes . . . I just went to sleep . . .’ ‘It’s 6.30 already! Get up!’ Rajnath Singh woke with a groan and peered at his wife, dark circles exaggerating his sunken eyes. ‘You look like shit,’ she said matter-of-factly. It was the 245th [...]

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November 2012 If the Vadra exposes had lowered morale in the Congress camp, Kejriwal’s follow up sting operation on the then Union Law Minister Salman Khrushid battered it. As it became increasingly clear that Salman Khurshid’s Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust may or may not have embezzled funds amounting to no more than Rs. 70 lakh [...]

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Voting evangelist, Aditya Kapoor, who spent his entire day passionately exhorting people to get out of the comfort of their homes and cast their ballot, ended up missing voting himself. The Mumbai resident who prides himself on being a responsible Indian, spent his entire day on Twitter urging his fellow Mumbaikars to exercise their franchise, [...]

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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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