No Laughing Matter: An IIM-A Alum Aspires To Create India’s Onion

Faking News

Angelina Jolie reads his website when Brad Pitt bores her. And Pitt, in turn, reads the site to keep his wife happy. Meet Paagal Patrakar (mad journalist, inadequately translated), hitherto known only by this pseudonym, who has built a humour blog he started to tide over a bad patch, into a growing digital brand. FakingNews.com is his imaginary take on news and events, broadly modelled on The Onion, and it’s quite a hit among readers, with some of his posts going viral.

A sampling of recent headlines:

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