Q@9: Proxy Candidates Out of Bihar Polls, MSG on Bigg Boss & More

Check out why dummy candidates be aware in Bihar polls, Ram Rahim on Bigg Boss and other interesting articles.

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Voters queue outside a poll booth in Bihar. (Photo: Reuters)

1. Contesting the Bihar Polls? Dummy Candidates Beware

Photographs of all candidates will be placed next to their name and party symbol to prevent confusion among voters when one or more proxy candidates are raised from a single constituency.

2. QSatire: What Ram Rahim Singh Will Confess on Bigg Boss 9

If news reports are to be believed, Ram Rahim Singh will soon bring in the bling to the Bigg Boss house this season.


3. ‘Friend’ing and ‘Follow’ing Judges: The Debate

Judges’ relationship status with Facebook can be best termed as “it’s complicated”, and it is not too difficult to imagine the acute discomfiture they would face in confining their expressions to 140 characters on Twitter.


4. Panic and Feel Naked Without Your Smartphone? You are Nomophobic!

Scientists in China, USA, UK and some European countries have declared it as a clinical disorder and given your mobile addiction an amusing name: nomophobia (fear of not having your mobile phone on you).


5. Decriminalise Marijuana for HIV and Cancer Patients

Marijuana has been long used to effectively treat symptoms associated with HIV – such as chronic pain and weight loss. In fact, a growing body of research has even been suggesting that the plant may be able to stop the spread of HIV itself!


6. Chintan Upadhyay’s ‘Gandi Baat’ Salutes Delhi’s Girls and Women

Chintan Upadhyay, 43-year-old artist is readying a show for Baroda, Delhi and Mumbai, tentatively titled Gandi Baat: a collection of sketches and drawings on altering morals and foibles, contextualising the sounds and sights encountered among the youth of Delhi, by day and past midnight.


7. Rhetoric Aside, India is the Only Country in the World with OROP

After four decades of discontent and an 82-day hunger strike, the Government of India has given a nod to the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces. But what is it like for retired soldiers in Pakistan, which inherited the same military system as India, and for soldiers in China, UK and USA?


8. It’s Time India Got Creeped Out by Online Privacy Invasion

Recently, I uploaded some photographs to Facebook like any other Indian twenty-something. But things got weird fast when Facebook prompted me to tag one of my friends in the photo with absolutely no input from me.


9. I am a Divorcee, Will You Marry Your Son to me?

No matter how liberal and progressive you think society has become, you have only to ask the person who suffers its tyrannies to know the realities. There is no truer testimony.

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