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Far From Fact

Husein Merchant and Keshav Naidu

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A weekly podcast from India, that is not about Science, Pop Culture, Technology, Sport, News, Sociology, or the Internet, and yet, all at once it is. Far From Fact is designed to cater to your basic need for ignorance. Catch the lads, as they fake-solve real problems on a weekly basis. This podcast is presented by Husein Merchant and Keshav Naidu. Husein is an optimist who loves observing things while being lazy. He is observing you even as you read this. Keshav recently came out as a comedi ...
 
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What begins as friendly fire, quickly escalates to manslaughter, that too at a wedding. A groom in U.P. ends up killing his friend while trying to fire a gun as part of the celebrations. Ironically, the gun belonged to the deceased friend. Catch the lads, as they huddle to put an end to celebratory firing accidents, but end up fixing a whole other …
 
This hush-hush story refuses to go down the flush. Speculation is rife in European media that Putin’s excreta gets sent back to Russia everyday that he is on an international tour. The lads try to speculate all the angles and come up with some surprising points of view. Caution: May contain trace quantities of excrement and potty humour. + Music cr…
 
Finally a story that matches the juvenilia that the lads wear on their sleeves, oh-so-proudly! Catch them tackle the story of a monkey who walked into a doctor’s clinic in Bihar to get herself treated for a burn. The monkey had her infant baby in tow, who was with her the whole time. The entire village was in awe of this voluntary act, and now than…
 
A young woman from Gujarat has decided to marry herself, and there you have it - Sologamy has hit Indian shores. The lads go in guns blazing, with all their ignorance in tow. They do their best to avoid the low-hanging fruit, but give in way too easily. But not before trying to understand what makes a person make such a choice. No couples were harm…
 
A postmaster in Madhya Pradesh lost Rs. 1Cr of public money in IPL betting. While he has been arrested, the 24 families that lost their life savings have no solution in sight. Catch the lads as they do a deep dive into nothing, and yet come out with a deep moral of story. Read offer document carefully before listening to the episode. + Music credit…
 
This is the gut-wrenching story of a woman who pretended to be a man, just so she could work and provide for her family as a single parent. Catch the lads as the both celebrate and try to find a light moment around this piece that is both awe-inspiring and fraught with gender biases. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.…
 
Two sisters in Madhya Pradesh ended up swapping grooms in a case of mistaken identity caused by a power cut. Screenwriters couldn’t writer a more imaginative premise for a comedy of errors. What followed was a settlement of the ‘dispute’ and things eventually went as planned. But the lads must have their share of laughs, so here comes, another clas…
 
Amusement park goers in South Carolina got stuck on a ride for 45 minutes. Upside down, at that. Naturally, the lads have a field day with this. Catch them as they put on their thinking turbans and give this problem the top-shelf problem-solving treatment it deserves. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us h…
 
The lads have hit a double it turns out, and here's them indulging in some listener love and felicitations. The topic of the week is the badass story of a FinTech co-founder in Bengaluru. The lady's father had placed an ad for them, but the entrepreneur loved the profile so much she tried to hire the man. The flustered father's texts have pretty mu…
 
A Chandigarh man buys Rs. 15L license plate and puts it on Rs. 71K scooter. Catch the lads as they go off on a tangent and try to solve a whole different problem that no one asked them to solve. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https://www.instagram.com/farfromfact/ Instamojo https://www.instamojo.com/…
 
In a shocking incident, a man killed his daughter-in-law by shooting her point-blank in the stomach. The woman, a 42-year old resident of a Mumbai suburb, succumbed to her injuries while in the hospital. The lads put on their sensitive hats and try and and try their best to get to the root of the problem - to the best of their abilities. Link to st…
 
If all the tech you own is an aluminium plate and a metal rod, chances are you have heard about the Will Smith fiasco. The update on the news this week, is the 10-year ban that he is facing from all Academy events, offline and online. The lads scratch their heads over this Halley’s comet of a media event. And they try to figure if it was even real.…
 
The railways in Mumbai have decided to increase their non-fare revenue by setting up a salon/spa at Mumbai’s famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, this historic station will now offer commuters salon and parlour services on-the-go. Do the lads have a point of view on this? Thought you’d never ask. + Music…
 
Social health workers face the wrath of villagers for using a kit that includes a rubber penis as part of an educational tool. This Maharashtra story has now been politicised, with the Bharatiya Janata Party striking out at the state government for using phallic replicas in rural areas. The lads are more concerned about the ASHA workers and the sur…
 
A man stabs a former school teacher 101 times because she had humiliated him while he was a school student. The Belgian was a 7-year old student when he was insulted by his teacher and he was 37 when he murdered her. Catch the lads as they peel the layers off this gruesome murder In an attempt to make sense of a 3-decade old grudge. + Music credit …
 
India fired a Brahmos missile into Pakistan last week. Official word is that it was accidentally fired due to a malfunction in the course of routine maintenance. Catch the lads as they binge on some high-speculation. And like the missile launch, no loss of life or property was reported in the making of this episode either. + Music credit – Simon D’…
 
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to deploy prison inmates with combat experience onto the battle field. While the episode doesn’t go into the war per se, catch the lads and they ponder about the whole concept of war, perhaps. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https://www.instagram.com/…
 
The Delhi Govt. has discontinued discounts at liquor stores in order to curb the crowding outside stores. Catch the lads as they try to get to the bottoms-up of this high-spirited piece. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https://www.instagram.com/farfromfact/ Instamojo https://www.instamojo.com/@thelads…
 
The Mumbai police has issued a circular asking people to be wary of scamsters on matrimonial sites. That’s all the motivation the lads need. Catch them as they dive deep into the heads of the fraudsters and try to come up some ideas of their own. Disclaimer: No hearts were broken in the making of this episode. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write…
 
A Russian security guard drew a pair of eyes with a ball point pen on painting that he was meant to protect. Catch the lads as they ponder about this fascinating moment in our history. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https://www.instagram.com/farfromfact/ Instamojo https://www.instamojo.com/@thelads_f…
 
Parents in Delhi are fighting a case against a hospital for the rights over their son’s semen sample. Catch the lads as they dive into the lawless space of the rights over the deceased man’s semen sample. Also next week is Valentine’s Day and a special message awaits you within. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + …
 
Mumbai announces its first and only public pet crematorium. The lads split furs over it. Catch them as they try to find opportunities and weaknesses in this brand new offering from the city. Also, calm down PETA, these are just jokes. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https://www.instagram.com/farfromfa…
 
This episode contains a very special announcement. Also in this episode, the story of a man who gave his kidney to his girlfriend’s mother, the girlfriend then dumps him a month later, to marry another man. Catch the lads split hairs over this open and shut case. + Music credit – Simon D’Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https:…
 
A milkman who apparently fathered 800 babies, a girl who was forced to quarantine with her Tinder date and surgeon who left autographs on his patients' livers. This one is a truly international episode. The lads go from Southern California to Australia and then to the UK for this roller coaster of a ride. Fasten your seat belts! Abdulla’s blog http…
 
Villagers in Odisha put up a fake telecom tower made of bamboo, and then invited the local MLA to inaugurate it. Next up is the story of the Navi Mumbai airport, rather the tussle between the name of the airport which is quickly turning into a political opportunity. And lastly, the lads overshare a bit under the guise of covering a laser surgery in…
 
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