The week began with people trying to figure out what life would be like if Twitter were to no longer exist. While Aatif Sumar believed 'we would have to go through awkward moments alone,' Neha Bhatia assumed 'a lot more work would get done.'
Sumit Verma commented: 'The souls of died celebrities could actually rest in peace,' and there was this suggestion from Khushboo Bhatia: 'If Twitter closed, we should go back to using Facebook for what it was originally for - looking up exes to see how fat they have become.'
Life in the fast lane
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon became a trending topic for all the wrong reasons after dying from injuries sustained in a crash during the IndyCar Series finale at Las Vegas. Keith Huewen tweeted: 'It's so sad that a great guy like Wheldon should only be recognised now for the talent he was.' Lloyd Pennington added: 'As tragic as his death is, the real tragedy is the grieving family he leaves behind. For Dan, he died doing what he loved.'
Turn on those lights
Diwali began clogging timelines a week in advance, prompting a whole lot of people to wish each other and a few others to share their thoughts on the festival. Like Maya Pankti, for instance, who pointed out that 'Diwali is like a curse for people without money.' Kanchan Gupta asked: 'Will fat cat journalists please disclose lists of 'gifts' received? I don't mean mithai boxes, but contents of the box.' And an idea from Gaurav: 'Planning an eco-friendly Diwali. To save oil, electricity and paper, will stick radium stickers on my head and stand in the balcony every evening.'
The last word
From former politician Pritish Nandy: 'Those who speak on behalf of the government must be changed. Bad as this government may be, it deserves better defenders of the faith.'
-- Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online (twitter.com/lindsaypereira)