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Yippee, It's The Flippie

The new social creatures defined as flash-loving-idiots-with-peoples-pages-intense-excitement-syndrome on a relentless quest for gossip.

Yippee, It's The Flippie
Yippee, It's The Flippie
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Gossip is lifeblood for large sections of society but critical for the Flippie fraternity. For those of you who still haven’t caught on, Flippies are the new social creatures defined as flash-loving-idiots-with-peoples-pages-intense-excitement-syndrome. It’s the flashbulbs and the relentless quest for gossip that keeps them endlessly meeting each other on pointless night after night.

Great gossip is always about power, sex or death. Political gossip, part of the power trip, cuts across metros. The most speculated on item, of course, was the state of the PM’s health. How he had become energised after Gujarat, but otherwise every twist of his poor respiratory and alimentary canals were incessant part of this year’s gossip. Cabinet reshuffles are great focal points. When the Flippie set’s poster-boy Arun Jaitley was dropped, all of Delhi’s gossip circuit wondered what had been factored in to measure ministerial efficiency. Bombay, meanwhile, wanted to know if power minister Suresh Prabhu’s crash was because Thackeray needed cash. Money, as you know honey, is part...

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