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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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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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