Disclaimer

One of the genres most frequently used by this website in its pieces is news satire. This means the articles published in the format of news stories are works of fiction, and should not be treated as accounts of actual incidents.

Then why are we writing things that never happened? In this reference, the description of satire by Oxford Dictionary may be helpful: “The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticise people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

If you feel we were unable to satisfy any such function of satire, please write to us so that our editors attempt to address your concern and correct themselves, if needed.

The pieces published on this website reflect the opinions of the author alone, and not necessarily those of the website.

  1. NTMN’s posts do not, in any way whatsoever, intend to malign any particular community or religion. If, however, there appears to be any such intention through our work, we would like to review and if needed, rectify it. Please bring such mistakes to our notice here. We advise our readers not to make any inappropriate conclusions or actions after reading our posts. The readers who have such urge are requested not to take our work too seriously, and if they do so, we do not take any blame.
  2. This website does not advocate any unwarranted defamation or misfortune to any individual or institution. However, being a satire website, it may occasionally mention real characters and institutions in the satirical/sarcastic sense of language, thus possibly affecting their self-respect or reputation. If any real character or institution is ridiculed in NTMN’s posts, it is based on general public opinion and/or on recent news events. By mentioning them, we intend to bring to light our displeasure and/or amusement about them.
  3. All stories on this website were written in the period 2009-2015. Each story is marked with a dateline, and must be read in the context of the news events and political situation of that time, and not the present time.
  4. The authors and editors involved with the publication of the stories were mostly in their late teens when they worked on this website. Therefore, the sentiments expressed in their work may not reflect their current value and belief system. All stories listed in the three Best of NTMN volumes were edited afresh in 2018 to reflect a more mature and sensitive form of humour and expression. Other stories were not edited but continue to be present in the full archives in pdf formats.