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  • 'Shoes are cheaper. Ab se joota hi khana padega': how Indians on Twitter reacted to Budget 2014 10-07-2014 01:52 PM

    Arun Jaitley's 'Budget 2014' was a mixed bag. Indians on Twitter weren't too pleased for a number of reasons. It came as a huge blow to college students and workers alike when news flashed about the excise duty on cigarettes being raised from 11% to 72%. Angered Twitter users complained...
  • Justin Bieber tweets like a 5th grader, Barack Obama tweets like a 7th grader! How dumb is your tweet? You can now find out 09-07-2014 04:49 PM

    New York: Did you ever try to figure out how smart or dumb your tweet is? Well, according to a new test method for the micro-blogging site, 33 percent of people tweet at a fourth grade reading level. The tweet test was carried out by Time magazine using a reading...
  • 'For the shoot, I was Haider. And now, Haider is me': Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are brutally honest with fans on a Twitter chat 09-07-2014 03:40 PM

    Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a dark character in his upcoming film 'Haider', says although he prepared for the role the nagging thought that he's not 'good enough' for it kept haunting him throughout the shoot.An adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', the film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set...
  • Photo: Sania Mirza tweets a romantic photo of Shoaib Malik down on a knee, proposing to her with a red rose all over again! 09-07-2014 01:46 PM

    Tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted a romantic picture that she called a 'proposal after a proposal'. Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik went down on his knee to propose to wife Sania Mirza all over again with a red rose in his hand. Sania Mirza is all smiles in the heart warming...
  • Photos: See all 60 of these fantastic pictures fans drew of Shah Rukh Khan that he absolutely loves 08-07-2014 12:42 PM

    There is a reason why Shah Rukh Khan is so popular. The actor, very sweetly, shared 60 of his sketches on Twitter that his numerous fans have drawn and sent to him. The film star also captioned each one of these sketches while posting the pictures. Some of the drawings...
  • Tweets with videos get 28% more retweets: 5 interesting Twitter facts that could help you gain more followers 06-07-2014 01:41 PM

    This infographic tells you some interesting facts about Twitter that could help you gain more followers, retweets and favourites. ...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee 06-07-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • Finance, Commerce Ministries to join Twitter to expand government's reach 06-07-2014 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: Important ministries like Finance and Commerce will soon join Twitter as part of government's effort to use social media in communicating with citizens. The micro blogging site, which has about 18 million users in India, is engaging with the government to help various ministries use the platform to...
  • 'Because your rotis are round now': Twitter users share the funniest and most hilarious Indian reasons to get married 06-07-2014 10:32 AM

    If you're in your mid twenties there's probably a new demand your parents have been making. Get married! Indian reasons to get married are truly unique. There is an age bracket that parents define as the perfect time to get married and if you have gone past that they'll be...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account 05-07-2014 08:44 AM

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The English-language account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out...
  • Israel army twitter account hacked, posts nuke leak warning 04-07-2014 08:26 PM

    Jerusalem: A twitter handle of the Israeli army was taken over by Internet hackers, who posted a message warning that a nuclear facility in Israel have been hit by two rockets, causing a brief torrent of panic. Israel's most popular news portal Ynet posted a screenshot of the alarming tweet:...
  • Twitter is driving couples towards infidelity and break-ups, says new study 04-07-2014 01:16 PM

    Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the micro-blogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in a...
  • Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet has crowned a new hero this week - Tim Howard 04-07-2014 12:43 PM

    San Francisco: Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week - that's US goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in the US team's match against Belgium, as the knockout stage of the World Cup continued to play...
  • Twitter driving couples towards infidelity 03-07-2014 02:20 PM

    New York: Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the microblogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are...
  • 'Who is Maria Sharapova?' Angry Twitter users create funny memes bashing Sharapova for not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is! 03-07-2014 11:49 AM

    How can someone not know Sachin Tendulkar? Sachin Tendulkar is God! Tendulkar, who is a regular at Wimbledon every year, and has huge fans in tennis player Roger Federer and F1 racer Michael Schumacher, is someone Maria Sharapova doesn't know. Cricket isn't a game that has huge followers in Russia...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government 02-07-2014 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee makes his debut on Twitter, becomes the first Indian President to join the social networking site 02-07-2014 03:04 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday made his debut on social networking site Twitter and his account will have regular updates about activities as well as news from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The twitter handle @RashtrapatiBhvn has a message "Rashtrapati Bhavan is now on Twitter. Please follow us for regular updates." The...
  • Kamal R Khan gets into a Twitter war with Kapil Sharma; calls him a mouse, threatens to slap 02-07-2014 02:57 PM

    Kamaal R Khan, more popularly known as KRK, has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons.After trolling various celebrities - from Sunny Leone to Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, KRK is now in a tweet war with comedian Kapil Sharma.KRK has alleged that Sharma posted some...
  • RnB singer Robin Thicke gets trolled after PR stunt goes hilariously wrong 01-07-2014 07:06 PM

    Major oops for musician Robin Thicke's PR team. 37-year-old singer was just getting over the torrent of controversies and tweets regarding his 2013 song 'Blurred Lines', a party jam which is basically about a woman in a nightclub who may or not be interested in him. Many news organisations called...
  • 'Maybe I like dirt!' This little girl has Vine users laughing with her hilarious rant against parents who ask her to clean up her room 01-07-2014 12:52 PM

    Five-year-old CeCe is already an Indternet star. Her Vine clip, posted by CeCeShow, has gone viral. She's been asked to clean her room by her parents. Can you blame her for this complete meltdown? "If you don't wanna come in, then don't come in...maybe I like dirt," she tells her...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today 01-07-2014 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh...
  • Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce 01-07-2014 09:38 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter announced Monday that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service. San Francisco-based Twitter did not disclose how much it paid for Tap Commerce, which is located in New York City, but technology...
  • Brazil's victory over Chile generates more Twitter traffic than Super Bowl 29-06-2014 12:47 PM

    Sao Paulo: Brazil's victory over Chile in an agonising penalty shootout that sent the hosts into the World Cup quarter-finals was more frantically tweeted than the Super Bowl, the social media company said on Saturday. Traffic reached a record pace of 388,985 tweets per minute during the game, beating the...
  • Akshay Kumar urges fans to watch World Kabaddi League in August 27-06-2014 07:06 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, also a sports lover, is now promoting kabaddi by urging fans to watch the World Kabaddi League when it begins in August. "I'm a sports enthusiast, be it cricket, martial arts, hockey or kabbadi...that's no secret. I've always promoted fitness and sports. Cricket is already world...
  • 'If sex education is not Indian culture, then ban coffee for the same reason': Angriest reactions to Harsh Vardhan's proposal to ban sex education in schools 27-06-2014 02:02 PM

    Health Minister Harsh Vadhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. In his 'vision document' for Delhi, Vardhan said that states must integrate value education with course content and put strong emphasis on exposing students to India's cultural relations. He added that Yoga education should...
  • Alok Nath's presence has got Poonam Pandey fully clothed on Twitter! 10 un-'sanskari' things you must not do on Twitter now 26-06-2014 02:24 PM

    If the word 'sanskaar' ever makes it to the Oxford dictionary, Alok Nath will definitely find a mention in its meaning. The eternal 'Babuji' of Bollywood, Alok Nath joined Twitter today and received a warm welcome from all his fans. Some gladly followed him to get his blessing every morning...
  • Alok Nath finally says 'Pranaam' to Twitter with a verified account! Fans of 'Babuji' line up to seek his blessings 26-06-2014 12:17 PM

    Twitter's favourite movie character the sanskaari Babuji, aka Alok Nath, has finally joined the social networking site and that too with a verified account! In his first tweet Alok Nath says 'Pranaam' to the Twitter world and hopes the party will continue on Twitter.In late December 2013, a few Twitter...
  • Modi surpasses White House in Twitter follower base 25-06-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fourth most "followed" world leader on Twitter, has overtaken the White House in terms of number of followers on the micro blogging site, an annual global study of world leaders on Wednesday revealed. According to Twiplomacy, a study conducted by global public relations...
  • Arjun Kapoor joins Twitter 25-06-2014 05:53 PM

    Mumbai: 'Ishaqzaade' actor Arjun Kapoor has joined the Bollywood bandwagon on Twitter finally. He received a warm welcome from tinsel town stars like Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. Arjun's Twitter handle is @arjunk26, and he made his debut on the micro-blogging platform Tuesday. His first tweet read: "I am being...
  • Twitter adds a WhatsApp button to its Android app 25-06-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Twitter has added a new WhatsApp button in its new version of the Android app. The WhatsApp button that appears within in a tweet as a sharing option now lets users easily share tweets with people on WhatsApp. Earlier users would go to the share button and select...