First came a shocking statement from a BJP leader in Telangana, K Laxman, who flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly created state, terming her as a "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour.
Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad later and, hence, is a "non-local", he told reporters and sought to dub her a "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan, pointing that she was married to cricketer Shoaib Malik.
The tennis star responded on Twitter (we have also added a few of her tweets from earlier):
While a war rages and the world tries to come to grips with the violence let loose by Israel on Gaza, a photograph of a Lebanese journalist kissing her Jewish boyfriend has gone viral.
Just as at the time of the global financial crisis, the only commentator on mainstream American TV who seems to be able to call it as he sees it on Israel-Palestine seems to be Jon Stewart.
How difficult is it really to understand that it’s not okay to kill children? Children, playing on the beach, huddled inside warm homes or those others just staying put in the surroundings that they have always called home?
It just seems to be that sort of a day today. First it was the pictures of Chandrababu Naidu dressing himself up as an Arab to attend an iftaar dinner.