Here is some news for those who believe that cheerleaders have invaded only urban India.
A few days back, a bunch of them enthralled crowds at a village in Lucknow for a district level kabaddi– a rural sport– tournament. The organisers wanted crowds. And they got them. Read more
A young girl in Lucknow committed suicide because her parents refused to take her out for shopping. Another kid kissed death in Mumbai as her parents were against her participation in a reality show.
What’s wrong! People are committing suicides just like that—and the reasons are as whimsical as the decision to cut short life. Read more
Some dinner talk first. The discussion is hotter than the soup. Topic: the Thackerays, the Chavans, the Yadavs — politicians in general. A senior army official laments, “We are lucky to have weak neighbours. Or by now they, the politicians, would have divided the nation.” Joins in another,”Now that there is some respite on the communal front, they are stoking regional sentiments. They simply don’t want India to remain one.” A bureaucrat looks at the television and quips,”It’s very painful when they refer to bhaiyas in such a derogatory manner. What is the difference between Mumbai and Australia today?” Read more
If Mumbai belongs to India then it also belongs to people from North, South and Maharashtra? This is what any ordinary Indian would say. But then politicians have always been ‘extraordinary’ as they are often cut off from the ground realities. Read more