That tweet from journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was fairly representative of the adulation in the wake of cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s return from medical treatment in America. Actor Anupam Kher added: ‘You are our real life hero. Your journey and courage is inspiring. Waiting to see you on the field.’ In the words of Ramesh Srivats: ‘A big round of applause for Yuvraj for doing to cancer, what he did to Stuart Broad.’ Not everyone chose to gush though. Take Angry Bombay Girl, for instance: ‘If Yuvraj could survive Deepika Padukone, he can survive anything!’
Rest in peace?
2002’s post-Godhra riots haunted timelines again after a sessions court convicted 23 people and acquitted as many others for want of evidence in connection with the Ode village massacre. It prompted a certain Madhu Shala to tweet: ‘SIT should be commended for securing 31 and 23 convictions in Sardarpura and Ode massacres respectively. Justice is late, but not denied.’ Jiten Gajaria weighed in with this: ‘Ode riot case was completely handled by Gujarat police. 23 convicted. Now compare this with police records for 1984 or 1992 in Mumbai.’ And from Kiran Kumar S: ‘23 people (most likely Muslims) died in Ode in 2002. 23 convicted and 23 acquitted. Justice done in Gujarat. Can we move on?’
Easy does it
Famous break-up lines were an interesting topic of discussion for a while, throwing up clichés like ‘I don’t deserve you’ and ‘I’m doing this to protect you’, as well as intriguing excuses such as ‘I just bought a Tata Nano’ and ‘Yes, I cheated on you, but with your brother, not your sister.’
The last word
From former IPS officer Kiran Bedi: ‘Makes me a proud Indian where all our places of worship are equally revered. Unlike in our neighbourhood where temples are gone or in decay [sic].’
— Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online (twitter.com/lindsaypereira)