POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 11:51 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 11:51 IST

The trending Ice Bucket Challenge seems to have finally reached India with actress Hansika Motwani and ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna being two of the first in the country to pour a bucket of ice cold water on themselves.

Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched in ice cold water, then posted the stunt online and challenged others to do the same, or pledge USD 100 to ALS research.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 11:51 IST, Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 11:51 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 01, 2014 AT 22:39 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 01, 2014 22:39 IST

While Israel wages its violent war on Gaza, a different battle has been going on in cyberspace.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 01, 2014 AT 22:39 IST, Edited At: Aug 01, 2014 22:39 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 03, 2014 AT 22:56 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 03, 2014 22:56 IST

Maria Sharapova may have been knocked out of Wimbledon, but she would certainly have been bemused at finding #whoismariasharapova trending worldwide on Twitter.

Clearly the five-time Grand Slam champion had no idea what a storm her casual remark about not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is would cause.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 03, 2014 AT 22:56 IST, Edited At: Jul 03, 2014 22:56 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Aug 23, 2012 AT 05:35 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 23, 2012 07:35 IST

Be very afraid. For your government does not know what to do, even when it comes to what it calls 'national interest'.

It defied biology. It was not dead, but rigor mortis had set in. Yet knees jerked, if only spasmodically. But that too was weeks later...

Something like this is perhaps how one would describe the last few months under UPA government. 

Let's leave the horrendous violence in Assam for a minute, and just look at a very partial and random list from the last one month or so:

July 19: Pakistani blogger Faraz Ahmed wrote in the Express Tribune about how hateful messages were being spread in Pakistan by misrepresenting fake photos: Social Media Is Lying to You about Burma’s Muslim ‘Cleansing’

July 20: The very same article was reproduced by the widely read New Age Islam with a clear warning: After Instigating Conflicts With Christians, Jews And Hindus, Do Islamists Now Want Muslims To Fight Buddhists: Social Media Is Lying to You about Burma’s Muslim ‘Cleansing’

The expose is widely discussed on Twitter.

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Aug 23, 2012 AT 05:35 IST, Edited At: Aug 23, 2012 07:35 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 22, 2012 AT 23:32 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 22, 2012 23:32 IST

It's all over Facebook, and now our mailboxes are being barraged that unless we link this one here, the forwards won't stop. So here goes, as mid-week levity and mental-health break:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 22, 2012 AT 23:32 IST, Edited At: Feb 22, 2012 23:32 IST
     
 
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