Showing posts from March, 2014

Arnab Goswami invests in tool that helps husbands predict when they will be thrashed

Yes, you heard it right. Times Now’s editor in chief Arnab Goswami has bought a significant stake in a Bangalore based start-up that has developed a tool that warns husbands about an imminent thrashing from their better halves. The development was confirmed by a source close to Goswami on Saturday.

The start-up Allucient Tech is already selling an astrology app on Google Play that uses big data, sentiment analysis and past trends to determine your future. “That app is based on a comprehensive review of over
900 parameters fed into it over a period of time. But WT 300 (the app that warns husbands) is a lighter version of the main app. WT 300 analyses recent data based on your BP levels and other parameters to determine whether you are lying and based on the strength of the lie, it determines the consequences. In addition, it also analyses big data obtained from sources like your credit card bill, your extra-curricular activities, your recent and past interactions with your wife and t…

Elections 2014: BJP to launch a no frills subsidiary

Taking a leaf out of the Indian aviation industry, 2014 elections front runner BJP has decided to launch a new party to take on the Aam Aadmi Party. The party, to be called Average Aadmi Party (AVAP), will be a wholly subsidiary of the party and will contest Aam Aadmi Party in tier-two and three towns across the country.
Sources in the BJP while confirming the move, pointed out that the new party will help BJP focus on its core constituency in urban areas.  “AVAP will be a completely different party and will have its own set of leaders, vote base and hierarchy. It will be a no-frills variant of BJP and tasked with gaining voteshare in areas where BJP is currently weak or does not have a presence. We haven’t decided on the first set of leaders to head the party yet but you can expect an announcement on that soon,” a senior BJP leader said.
AVAP, sources say, will be free to offer subsidies, indulge in agitations and high voltage drama across its constituencies. BJP it seems has been …

Bangalore introduces tolled footpaths

In what could be termed as a measure designed to perplex pedestrians in Bangalore, the Karnataka state government has decided to launch a few tolled footpaths in the city. An announcement to this effect was made by the minister for footpaths, artificial pollination and El Nino, Dr. Champak Kumar on Friday.

“Yes, we have finally decided to move ahead and do something for the pedestrians in Bangalore city. It is something we wanted to do a long time back but were unable to do so for a variety of reasons and now that we have decided to do this, we will not look back or rest until we have done what we set out to do. You can be rest assured that we will be doing this come what may,” Kumar said.

When an impatient journo asked him as to what his government was planning to do, Kumar appeared dazed. Hearing the question, a pan-chewing bureaucrat who was sitting in the audience rushed towards Kumar and handed him a note that the minister read verbatim.

“The tolled footpaths will go a long way …