Making sense of the good, bad and often strange trending topics online
Anger was inevitable, as was frustration in the aftermath of the Delhi blast. A certain Sunny Singh spoke for many by tweeting: 'I hate this regular checking up on people I care about.'
Sunil Jaiswani referred to our intelligence agency as a white elephant that will now come up with the line 'Terrorists can target malls and busy places.'
Satish Viswanathan added: 'We will have to be content with statements about our resilience and not being cowed down by this.'
According to Biswarup Banerjee, 'If you don't hang terrorists even after a judicial verdict, they will continue to attack our institutions and kill people.'
And a pertinent question from writer Taslima Nasreen: 'Why do the media go to ministers for comments every time there is a blast? Can't they replay their previous comments?''Just for laughs
Reports of comedian Eddie Murphy hosting the 84th Academy Awards in 2012 were greeted with more apprehension than excitement. In Liana K's words: 'Murphy hosting the Oscars is like a vegan at a steak house: How can he have an opinion? He can't remember what a good movie is like.' Matt Goldberg added: 'In a related story, Oscars to become 220% more unwatchable.'
The harder they fall
Opener Parthiv Patel's brilliant innings made him a star on Twitter, albeit for a short while. Someone called Shivam commented: 'If Tendulkar is the Little Master, Parthiv can safely be termed the So-tiny-you-can-barely-spot-him Master.'
Nishant Kaushik had advice for the captain: 'Dhoni should seriously hand over his gloves to Patel for a while and take a vacation. Might do everyone some good.' And from Biprorshee Das, a warning: 'Tomorrow, you will call Parthiv Patel names when he doesn't score.'
The last word
From news channel favourite Suhel Seth: 'What's happening to our famed 'intelligence' gathering skills and how many more dead Indians will goad people into action?'Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online