29 November, 2020

Deep Throat

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Deep Throat
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Heard: After yoga day, PM Modi wants to set another Guinness record by opening 12 crore insurance accounts by August 31

Overheard: M.J. Akbar, nominated by the BJP for the Jharkhand RS polls, might replace V.K. Singh as external affairs MoS


Outlook — Regret

A satirical snippet titled "No Boring Babu" published in the 'Deep Throat' column has attracted plenty of attention and criticism since its publication in the July 6, 2015 issue of Outlook.

Even though it did not cite names or specifics, newspapers, TV news channels and websites have carried news of a legal notice purportedly issued by a bureaucrat in Telangana, although Outlook is still to receive it 36 hours since the media blitz was launched.

On social media, the magazine's correspondent in Hyderabad has been subjected to vile and personal attacks, and her physical...

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