What's your score?
'Sheer madness at Delhi University. Cut off percentage for science 99.25; for Commerce, 97. And then there are quotas. Sigh!' That tweet, from our columnist Smita Prakash, was one of many expressing surprise at the development.
‘Sheer madness at Delhi University. Cut off percentage for science 99.25; for Commerce, 97. And then there are quotas. Sigh!’ That tweet, from our columnist Smita Prakash, was one of many expressing surprise at the development. Pratikshit Singh tweeted: ‘After seeing the cut-off, Sachin Tendulkar breathes a sigh of relief at moving from 99 to 100 this year.’ Nishi Tiwari added: ‘Whenever I feel down and out, I find solace in the fact that I will never have to wait for those cut-offs again.’ Sajid Asfi had this to say: ‘The new kids at Delhi University are all above 99%. Phew. Do we have Spiderman, Superman, Batman and The Fantastic Four out there?’ Purba Ray had another point of view: ‘The kids are working harder, board examination marks are going skywards. Why blame Delhi University?’ And from Twisted Alien: ‘So even Dettol, which guarantees 99% germs free protection, failed to make it to Delhi University.’
In the dock
Union Minister Virbhadra Singh decided to resign in the wake of corruption charges against him framed by the Shimla Court. P Kurup tweeted: ‘Virbhadra Singh, first wicket, waiting for the third umpire’s decision. 14 more to go.’ A certain Vijay added: ‘Singh resigns on moral grounds. What will happen to Vilasrao who was blamed by another minister, Shri Shinde, for Adarsh?’ There was also this comment from Calvin Printer: ‘I wouldn’t mind submitting my resignation after I made a few 100 crores!’
His next role
Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to resign from the post of Finance Minister made him a topic of discussion. Faking News asked, ‘Will Pranab get his salary for 25 days this month or a full monthly salary? Someone file an RTI.’
The last word
From country music legend Dolly Parton: ‘I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it.’
— Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online (twitter.com/lindsaypereira)