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Funny money

As the rupee tumbles, Anand Venkateswaran stumbles upon some of the most outlandish currencies to ever change hands. »

Foot lollipop

Australian Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s ‘suppository’ comment prompts the author to pull out some truly odious political gaffes. »

Other Goliaths

The early exit of fan-favourites from Wimbledon prompts the author to look up epic sports upsets. »

Stardom in exile

As whistleblower Edward Snowden’s predicament grows worse by the day, the author points to historical exiles to pep him up. »

Right back at you!

As Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli fights misogyny, Anand Venkateswaran shops for repartee. »

Light Angle: Wanna bet?

As punting around Britain’s royal baby reaches a feverish pitch, the author looks at far more ridiculous wagers. »


A recent PayPal technical error made a Delaware man a quadrillionaire! The author looks for more financial exclamation marks. »

Gay and happy

Celebrities applaud the Pope’s forward views on homosexuality. Here are the headlines. »

Overblown whistles

A Suffolk woman was paid an intimidating visit by six policemen after she googled pressure cookers. Some other instances where the arm of th »

Mysterious maladies

Reports of spontaneous human combustion in Tamil Nadu sparks the author’s interest in outrageous medical phenomena. »

Is that you? No, it isn’t!

Anand Venkateswaran explores the awkward world of mistaken identities and faux pas. »

The odd job men

A look at the stranger side of employment. »

Amandeep Sandhu, Manjul Bajaj, Manu Joseph and Sonora Jha read from their novels that were shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2013. Ziya Us Salam introduces them and moderates the session. <... »



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