Jagjit Singh was, naturally, a trending topic for much of the day following the news of his passing. While a number of celebrities took to Twitter in a hurry in order to profess their love and condolences, it was regular fans who clearly missed the singer most. Someone using the handle DesolateCranium, for instance, tweeted: 'Your voice held the key to perhaps every emotion locked within oneself.' In a certain Ashish Shakya's words, 'you knew how to make melancholy beautiful.' And from journalist Barkha Dutt: 'Jagjit Singh's personal tragedy -- the death of his son -- made him understand loss in a deep and real way. His ghazals made me weep.'
Back to school?
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal attracted much attention -- none of it particularly good -- after allegedly saying that Anna Hazare was above Parliament and had the right to do so as a citizen. This prompted a certain Arryaan to comment: 'Kejriwal should come up with an institute to create politicians. Suggested name KIPL - Kejriwal Institute of Political Leadership.' Rohan Joshi added: 'Either we need to re-educate Kejriwal in civics or he needs to re-educate 1.1 billion people.' Prateek Raj added: 'Mr. Kejriwal, if you have a problem with the Indian Constitution, come out and say it. Don't be a closet anarchist.' And from Nagadarsan Suresh, a query: 'So, was there an Arvind Kejriwal behind Gandhi as well?'
On dos and don'ts
The good folk of Twitter flooded timelines by suggesting what, according to them, people should not do. Suggestions included 'saying anything bad about God', 'talking during the screening of a movie', 'running away from mistakes', 'getting mad at someone over what they say on Facebook' and, interestingly, 'letting Kim Kardashian trend on Twitter.'
The last word
An admittedly intriguing question from filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma: 'If all Indians were born as Pakistanis, would they have loved India?'
- Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online (twitter.com/lindsaypereira)
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