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'.

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 (twitter.com/lindsaypereira)

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