Revealed : The mystery man who was invited to form Sarkar in Maharashtra

By Tenali Rama (Follow at @IamTenaliRama) With the BJP opting out of the race and the Shiv Sena and NCP unable to provide the numbers, sources have revealed that the Maharashtra Governor briefly explored the possibility of asking Ram Gopal Varma to explore possibilities of making a Sarkar.  ``We thought Ram Gopal Varma has the … Continue reading Revealed : The mystery man who was invited to form Sarkar in Maharashtra

Shiv Sena reiterates concern for farmers, says it is discussing `malaai’ first

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama) The Shiv Sena and the BJP have criticised the onion farmers of Maharashtra for creating hurdles in the formation of the government in the state. Ten farmers have reportedly committed suicide in Marathwada region in the last five days after unseasonal rain damaged their onion crop. This has sent the … Continue reading Shiv Sena reiterates concern for farmers, says it is discussing `malaai’ first

Uddhav wants 1/2 soup but Devendra refuses to share

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama on Twitter) Within days of the NDA tea and soup stall receiving the best eatery award in Maharashtra, differences have broken out between the two managing partners. Tenali Rama has learnt that the dispute arose over what seemed to be an innocuous reason. ``Uddhav and I were having lunch to … Continue reading Uddhav wants 1/2 soup but Devendra refuses to share

BJP divided over use of Kanda in Haryana kitchen cabinet, fears it will stink

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama on Twitter)  The BJP is mulling whether or not to purchase Kanda (as onion is referred to in Maharashtra) from the Haryana subzi mandi. While the BJP could manage to get 40 different kinds of vegetables, Kanda is not one of them. Now having realised that clearance by those in charge … Continue reading BJP divided over use of Kanda in Haryana kitchen cabinet, fears it will stink

The Great Festival Sale begins in Haryana, rush to buy White goods

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama on Twitter) Flipkart and Amazon have announced a special Great Festival Sale in Haryana. Following a hung election verdict, market analysts at the two e-retail platforms have predicted there will be a rush for buying and selling of loyalties.  ``Yes, it is Dhanteras on Friday but in Haryana, I am … Continue reading The Great Festival Sale begins in Haryana, rush to buy White goods

Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa faces stiff competition for best actor award

Who is Chiranjeevi's biggest challenger for Best actor award? Tenali Rama reports.

Satire : When Owaisi flew a kite

By Tenali Rama (Follow @Iamtenalirama) Asaduddin Owaisi's gesture of flying a kite that was interpreted as performing an impromptu jig, has led to a war of words in the political theatre of Maharashtra ahead of the 21 October assembly election. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has claimed that the BJP will cut Owaisi's kite, leaving him … Continue reading Satire : When Owaisi flew a kite

With Ganguly as BCCI chief, new DRS will come into effect

By Tenali Rama (Follow @Iamtenalirama) As the new team led by Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah is about to take charge at the BCCI, Tenali Rama has learnt that the former Indian captain has set a few ground rules. The left-handed batsman has said that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will no longer decide matters … Continue reading With Ganguly as BCCI chief, new DRS will come into effect

Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke of films and economy. Wait, there is more

By Tenali Rama (Follow @Iamtenalirama) The Government of India has decided to disband the GDP as an indicator to measure the health of the economy. Leading economist Kavi Shankar Prasad, who is also a senior minister at the Centre, has devised the BDP that expands to Bollywood Domestic Product, as the new key to India's … Continue reading Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke of films and economy. Wait, there is more

Chennai’s Most Wanted : WIND

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama) Senior AIADMK leader C Ponnaiyan, in a television interview to News7, has said it is the wind that is to blame for forcing the banner to fall on Subasri and causing her death on 12 September in Chennai. When the banner fell on the young techie, she lost balance on … Continue reading Chennai’s Most Wanted : WIND

BJP MP falls into flood waters in Bihar, loses his contacts

By Tenali Rama BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav who fell into the Dardha river in his Patiliputra constituency when his contraption which was assembled using tyre tubes tied to bamboo shafts capsized, has told Tenali Rama that the incident made him realise that the state is in troubled waters.  ``It is a bad situation out … Continue reading BJP MP falls into flood waters in Bihar, loses his contacts

As Mao-ists trend `Go Back Modi’, PM says he loves idli-dosa

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Chennai to attend the convocation ceremony at IIT Madras, the Intelligence Bureau had sounded an alert that there could be a Maoist attempt to embarrass the PM during the visit. The warning was taken lightly by Chennai police because Tamil Nadu has … Continue reading As Mao-ists trend `Go Back Modi’, PM says he loves idli-dosa

Satire : Traffic cops to conduct breath analyser test to check onion smell

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama) The Union Home ministry has issued a new set of guidelines to traffic police through out the country. To be implemented with immediate effect, the cops are to be equipped with breath analysers that instead of checking for drunken driving, will check if they can smell onion in their breath. … Continue reading Satire : Traffic cops to conduct breath analyser test to check onion smell

Satire : Insurance companies tweak eligibility rules after Hyderabad rains

By Tenali Rama (Follow @IamTenaliRama) In the light of several areas in Hyderabad getting inundated after heavy rain leading to mishaps and even death in a few cases, insurance companies have tweaked the rules. They will now refuse compensation to families to those people who do not follow the new rules. Tenali Rama has accessed … Continue reading Satire : Insurance companies tweak eligibility rules after Hyderabad rains