Another day, another tragedy
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