Making history

Feb 03, 2012, 08:13 IST | Lindsay Pereira
The Supreme Court cancelled all 122 2G licences issued after 2008 by the telecom ministry, unleashing a flurry of happy tweets. Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, one of the petitioners in the case, termed the order 'historic'. A certain Mukul Agarwal tweeted: 'Like him or hate him, give Bhushan his due. 90% of actual PILs, rather dubious ones, have been filed, fought and won by him!' Modhgil added: 'Proud of our honourable Supreme Court. Anti-corruption movements in India get a big boost!' Writer Chetan Bhagat weighed in with this: 'Loads of courage shown in cancelling 122 licences.' And from Sumit Gulati: 'Quashing of licenses should set a precedent for corporates who think they can get away by oiling the system.'

Just a game?
More than a thousand people were injured in post-match football violence between fans after a game in Port Said. It prompted Joe Morrison to tweet: 'Unbelievable what happened. Some fans forget it is a game, not a war!' There was this comment from Dima Khatib: 'This is so much bigger than football. This is so much bigger than Port Said. This is so much bigger than just a bad day or night.' And from Youssef Chouhoud: 'So, both Port Said and Cairo Stadium are trending worldwide. Remember when Egypt was a source of inspiration around the globe?'

Don't ask
What are questions you hate answering? The good people online listed these among a number of other examples: 'Hey, are you crying? No, I am impersonating a fountain!', 'Did that piercing hurt?', 'Why are you single?', 'Isn't Harry Potter a children's book?', 'How are you so skinny?' and 'What do you want to be when you grow up? What's your back up plan?'

The last word
From filmmaker Shekhar Kapur: 'As if fascination with who is having sex with whom is not enough, who is slapping who these days? A bit silly, right?'

-- Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online (

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