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Trending in India: From #KiranBedi to Australian Open 2015

Kiran Bedi joins BJP
Over the last one week we have seen a overload of news on the Delhi Elections, one of the reasons why it is making news is because more than a year back in December 2013 we saw the Aam Aadmi Party’s sweeping performance which stunned the Bhartiya Janata Party which was leading in other states. This performance was followed by AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal being sworn in as the Delhi’s Chief Minister and a series a events which defined the state for affairs in Delhi for the next few months.

On Thursday, news was out that former IPS Officer and activist Kiran Bedi has formally been inducted into BJP ahead of the Delhi Elections. The Indian media has attributed Kiran Bedi as ‘BJP’s Big Delhi Catch’ while #KiranBedi tweets were flowing in on Twitter. Mr Kejriwal tweeted, “I have been fond of Kiran Bedi ji. I always tried to convince her that she shud join politics. I am happy she did it today.”

Delhi Elections will commence of February 7 and if Ms Bedi is fielded as BJP’s candidate we can look forward to a tough fight between 40 years of administrative experience of Ms Bedi and the 49 day government of Mr Kejriwal.

Australian Open 2015
Here today for Trending in India we also look at how the country is getting ready for the first tennis Grand Slam of the season – The Australian Open 2015. Starting on January 19, the fortnight long sporting event is expected to be treat for the Indians who are tired of following news of death and destruction over the past few weeks.

While the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from test cricket has left many cricket fans stunned, they can look forward to a different sport for a change. The Australian Open is expected to set the tone for the rest of the season for the tennis fans and players alike.

2014 was the year of two new entrants in the tennis circuit, Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic emerged as winner for Australian Open 2014 and US Open 2014, respectively which was a breath of fresh air. This year too we look forward to a fresh and exciting line up where old favourites like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic will play to keep the favouritism alive but we may also see some surprise entries towards the latter half of the tournament.

Almost a year back when Stan cruised past Rafael Nadal to clinch his maiden grand slam title, it came as a surprise for a large number of people. For the next two weeks, I am all set of modify my body clock for the almost six hour time difference between Melbourne and New Delhi. Are you?