By Navroze Powerwala
In a startling disclosure, Power Minister Sushil KumarShinde has blamed a grade B officer from National Power Grid (NPG) as being responsible for the power outage that has crippled 14 states across India.
Holding a candle and addressing reporters, the minister revealed that Inder Mohan Malhotra (fondly called 'Tube light' by his friends) forgot to switch on the button at the Upper Yamuna Power Plant which controls the power supply to more than half the country. It turns out that Mr Malhotra has been busy filing his tax returns for the past two days and hence been stressed and "not very professional on the job".
Shinde admitted that under normal circumstances, this 'idiotic' behavior by Malhotra would 'shock' anybody and everybody but because of the 'power cuts' prevailing in the country, the power ministry has asked for a written explanation!
Senior BJP leader Mr Advani, reacting to this news, has asked for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying, "Don't say I did not warn you. India is headed for doom. A powerless leader lays the foundation for a powerless nation."
Meanwhile in a rather strange turn of events, the women's wing of Sri Ram Sene (SRS) has blamed Sunny Leone for this power crisis. In a press release, they have stated that ever since this "beautiful bi*ch" has landed on Indian shores, men everywhere have been surfing the Internet non-stop for her dirty pictures and thus consuming copious amounts of electricity.
Also see: Best tweets on power crisis
Marissa Mayer unhesitatingly said that Yahoo has no plans to restrict controversial material, which means that Tumblr's porn content is safe.
An Air India flight had to make an unscheduled landing at Bhopal after the flight commander was locked out of the cockpit.
A passenger was booted off an American Airlines flight en route from Los Angeles to New York on Monday when she would not stop singing Whitney Houston's hit "I Will Always Love You".
A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season.
A woman from Uttar Pradesh gave birth to twins on a moving train - the second time in four years that she has delivered trains in a train!
A man from Russia's Chelyabinsk city has changed his name to Yeshua Ben Maryam Al-Masih, which means in Hebrew "Jesus Son of Mary, Messiah"
from Hindustan Times
The International Museum Of Toilets that is housed in Delhis Palam area, has made it to the list of the Top 10 Weird and Unusual museums in the world.