Two Weddings And Two Hoaxes
It’s a pretty rare day when the online world is buzzing with talk of two A-lister impending marriages at the same time. But that’s what’s been happening over the weekend. First came news that Bollywood actress and Sonam Kapoor, 1990s Hindi film veteran Anil Kapoor’s daughter, was getting hitched to her longtime beau and Delhi-based businessman,Anand Ahuja. The media-generated twist was that it won’t be a Hindu wedding, which saw a huge traffic spikefor websites reporting this nugget. Till it was revealed that the marriage would be solemnized according to Sikh rites (Anand Karaj) which is a common custom prevalent among many Punjabi Hindus who have faith in Guru Granth Sahib, so the twist was no twist after all and actually a bit of a hoax.
But then came the bombshell. Social media went crazy when photographs of Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi and Rae Bareli Sadar MLA Aditi Singh with their families began circulating with the ‘news’ that the two were getting hitched. Aditi, daughter of five-time MLA Akhilesh Singh, however, was quick to scotch all rumors with the time-tested Bro line, or as we in India put it, the Raakhi Bhai maneuver. The wait for Rahul’s wedding continues.
- A sari and a dress 19 May 2018 | Pioneer
- Costly Ride 18 May 2018 | Pioneer
- Malaise & Remedy 18 May 2018 | Pioneer
- Cricket conundrum 17 May 2018 | Pioneer
- Remembering Manto 17 May 2018 | Pioneer
- An enduring mystery 17 May 2018 | Pioneer
- Married, so what? 16 May 2018 | Agencies
- The BJP‚Äôs southward march 15 May 2018 | Pioneer
- First among equals? 15 May 2018 | Pioneer
- Exit poll confusion 14 May 2018 | Pioneer
Sunday EditionView All
20 May 2018 | PNS
New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...
STATE EDITIONSView All
20 May 2018 | Ashis Sinha | Bokaro
More than dozens of the trains were affected after a traffic block conducted by railway on Bokaro-Kotshila rail block on Saturday. The traffic block was conducted to eliminate two unmanned railway crossing between Bokaro and Kotshila and to construct limited height subway there, informed S K Srivastava DRM Adra Division...