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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:04

bpb’s weekly pick-tionary of happenings from Mumbai and beyond.

After the volcano with the unpronounceable name halted flights for days in Europe, it was Chilean volcano Puyehue’s turn to do the same as flights in Australia were grounded for three days. Meanwhile, a passenger flight crashed in Russia, killing 44. RIP. 

Delhi’s Tihar jail continues to house the rich and mighty as bail pleas of DMK minister Kanimozhi, Commonwealth head Suresh Kalamadi and Gautam Doshi of ADAG have all been rejected. VIP - Very Important Prison!

Double Trouble: While the drafting committee of the Lokpal bill continues to be at loggerheads, another incident is bugging the government: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s office seems to have been bugged with bubble gum. Biting off more than he can chew?

Dumps and Bumps: Playboy chief Hugh Hefner, 85, is left at the altar by his 25 year-old model fiancée Crystal Harris. Check this link for other celebrities dumped before the big day. Meanwhile, Bollywood’s bahu Aishwarya Rai Bachhan is pregnant, as tweeted by Big B!

End of a Legend: Saxophone player Clarence Clemons dies after suffering a stroke, but not before Lady Gaga released her new single Edge of Glory, which features Clemons on the sax!

Japanese researchers have come up with a burger  made of…. human shit! The shit steak reportedly tastes like beef and works especially well if the contributing human is an herbivore. No shit!

Billy: No progress has been made on the Women’s Reservation Bill as the SP and BSP parties who are opposed to it in its current avatar, refused to attend the meeting.

Media pressure mounts on the Mumbai police to make a breakthrough in the murder of crime journalist J Dey, but the mad hunt to find clues seems to be fruitless so far. In Bengaluru, however, the police are pretty clued in and have ordered Google to stop collecting data for its street view project.

Trust Issues: The opening of the personal living space of deceased spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba has exposed 98 kgs of gold, crores of rupees in cash and idols of Gods crafted from precious metals. Devotees and family members of the Baba have been blaming the Trust for alleged mismanagement of funds.

Wimbledon regulars are as used to bizarre fashion, as they are to the untimely rain. But Venus William’s playsuit still managed to draw quite a few gasps. On the tennis front, though, there have been few surprises with Federer, the William sisters and Nadal cruising forward while Sania Mirza exits in the first round. Here’s a list of the 10 best tennis matches of all times.


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