Public Enemy No. 1

Published: 26 November, 2011 07:09 IST | Lindsay Pereira |

Making sense of the good, bad and often strange trending topics online

Making sense of the good, bad and often strange trending topics online

So, Tendulkar missed out on his 100th ton after being dismissed on 94 by Ravi Rampaul. Naturally, the latter became the man to pick on, at least on Twitter.
In Sonali Ranade's words: 'Rampaul to be declared UnSportsman of the year!' Mandira Bedi piped in with this: 'Rampaul is NOT going to experience any more Indian hospitality.'
According to a certain Ivan Mehta: 'Harvinder Singh, your next victim should be Ravi Rampaul.' And while Amritansh Diwakar believed that 'to blame Rampaul is an insult to Sachin', Raj Vardhan asked: 'Can I sue Rampaul for killing my spirit? I feel like I should be able to do that.'

What non-violence?
Outrage over the attack on Sharad Pawar prompted NCP workers to pelt stones, call for a bandh and annoy many in the bargain.
Someone with the handle NuttingAtAll tweeted: 'NCP people reacted so strongly when Pawar was slapped. Where were they when terrorists killed hundreds in Mumbai?' Journalist Barkha Dutt added: 'Strongly condemned slap on Pawar and condemn with greater force arson by NCP workers and call for a bandh.
For god's sake, we need to grow up.' Salil had this suggestion: 'All spots where NCP goons are protesting should be mapped; NCP candidates from these areas should be voted out in the BMC polls.'


What was the world like when you were little? People online shared these, among other nuggets of information: 'When I was little, I thought love was one of the greatest things ever', 'I thought if we ate a seed of any sort, the plant would grow inside of us' and 'I knew the 7-digit landline numbers of all my friends in class.'

The last word

From actor Rahul Khanna: 'I hate waking up with the dull regret of a bad decision. What was I thinking last night? Why did I skip dessert?'

Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online(

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