Asaram Bapu Septuagenarian spiritual leader, who, having been accused of sexually assaulting a teenaged girl, indirectly bequeathed to the media the phrase “potency test”. The term confused journalists at first, but only until many realised that they had been administering potency tests upon themselves for decades already.
bicep A muscle of the upper arm. Every human being has two, but India will, tragically, never see either of Robert Vadra’s. “I can’t flaunt my biceps in India,” Vadra complained to the Delhi Times in October. The reporter, with never-say-die spirit, asked if he flaunted them elsewhere. “Well, I do, surely. When I am on holidays abroad, I sport T-shirts.” India’s loss is abroad’s gain. This bicep drain must stop.
CEO Designation that Shekhar Gupta gave up in August, even as he continued to remain the editor-in-chief of the Indian Express. He had accepted the role of chief executive “one winter afternoon,” he wrote in an email to his staff, although he did “not even know debit from credit and thought an RO, our daily bread-giving advertisement Release Order, was some water purifying system”. We understand the confusion; acronyms can be tricky creatures. In his email, Gupta wrote that he hoped to find more time to work with EXIMS, “a labour of love”. It turns out he was referring not to some start-up export-import business but to the Express Institute of Media Studies.