I am sorry if I didn't name anyone in my farewell speech
I am sorry if I named someone in my news reports
After a reader of Faking News pointed out the possible “inspiration” behind Airtel’s new logo, our investigative journalism team decided to dig further into the issue. After a month long investigation, our team has concluded that there was more to it than what meets our eyes. There clearly seems a hidden message in all the logos that appear inspired from the posteriors of various living beings.
As the year 2010 comes to an end with all kinds of scams making news, most of you must be getting ready to get more of scam related news in the coming year, but the assessment of our editorial team differs. We bring to you five non-scam events that we think would surely happen and create “Breaking News” across the newspapers and television channels.
It’s her first visit to India and pity that she’d be locked in a useless house with some idiots. She deserved something much bigger, as she had always deserved, and got them implanted when nature denied them. But as Indians, we shouldn’t have denied her the opportunity to see a country, which has been shaped as much by her as by our current Prime Minister.
FNIG has taken a seemingly innocuous question by a journalist seriously where this unidentified journalist had asked Lalit Modi if IPL had any plans to go public i.e. come out with an IPO and offer its shares to the public for trading on stock exchanges. While Modi denied any such possibility, we demand that IPL must go public, even if it means the tournament being nationalized.
A study undertaken by Faking News Intelligence Group has revealed that many Indian politicians could go for sex-change surgeries to bypass the provisions of women’s reservation bill whenever it becomes a law. The bill provisions for one-third of the parliamentary seats to be reserved for contest by women candidates only, and it has met sharp opposition from many members of the parliament in the past.
Faking News has got some conclusive proof to show that Shahrukh Khan might be colluding with Shiv Sena to promote his upcoming movie My Name Is Khan (MNIK). Our technology correspondent has been able to get this screenshot from Shahrukh Khan’s inbox, which shows exchange of a few messages between him and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray. It seems that to counter the “paid news” phenomenon in the media, political parties and celebrities are coming up with innovative ways to attract media coverage.
Imagine if Chatur Ramalingam aka Silencer’s speech on Teacher’s Day from the movie 3 Idiots were to be a real event. How would have the leading Hindi news channels of India reported it? Faking News tries to imagine the Breaking News headlines that would have been flashed by five leading Hindi news channels. If you haven’t watched 3 Idiots, you can watch the concerned clip here.
Faking News Intelligence Group (FNIG), the research and analysis wing of Faking News, has come up with an electoral reform proposal that might just make the compulsory voting lucrative for common citizens, especially the poor. FNIG has submitted its report to the leading electoral reform activist Narendra Modi, which recommends paying money to all such Indian citizens who turn up to vote in any election.