No Foreign Dancers Please. We’re Indian

March 21, 2010
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Tweet This man is fast becoming a legend. Here’s rounding up this weekend’s Raj Thackeray double bill. This time he is taking on the conspiracy of the vile gori dancers out there to take away the rozi roti of the struggling Bollywood extra. Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a...
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The Victoria Has Her Way

March 20, 2010
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Tweet This must be a slap on every proud Mumbaikar’s face. Raj Thackeray apparently referred to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as – horror of horrors – VT! (Victoria Terminus, the name the goras left us with). This is totally unacceptable. What next? Will they start calling the city ‘Bombay’?...
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Outsourcing Goes Reverse Gear

March 14, 2010
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Tweet This made an interesting news report. The Indian government has placed an order of 12 AW01 helicopters that will be used for ferrying our VIPs, at a jaw dropping cost of EUR 560 million. By my calculation thats about Rs 4000 crore. The huge order for VVIP helicopters...
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A Middle Finger to Indian Hockey?

March 13, 2010
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Tweet For the past few weeks the Hero Honda Hockey jingle has been playing non stop on radio stations. You would think India must be on the verge of winning the world cup. Ha! dil mein dam bhar lo, fir dil ko hockey ko Win the cup they didn’t,...
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The Joys of Life At A Big Corporate – Part I

February 28, 2010
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Tweet Every once in a while somebody sends out an email to a mailing list that turns out  to span the entire office. Very often this results in a barrage of emails from people asking to be removed from this mailing list. Fun begins when the thread explodes with...
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The Case Of The Exploding Tandoors

February 28, 2010
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Tweet Breaking News: Fans of Chicken Tikka Masala beware. The tandoor in your favorite desi restaurant may not be safe. These ill-maintained tandoors have been blowing up all over Birmingham of late. As if the damage to their digestive system from the super spicy Indian food wasnt bad enough,...
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Kajra Re: On Ice

February 21, 2010
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Tweet This seen during last month’s US Figure Skating championship. A Bollywood medley rendered on skates. On Ice. Meet Americans Charlie White and Meryl Davis, rocking the house Bolly style. For a country which had three participants at the ongoing Winter Olympics who didn’t make any news beyond...
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Mile Sur Mera Tumhara Rehashed

January 26, 2010
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Tweet Can you truly recreate a legend? Probably not. But you can certainly try! Most of my generation grew up listening to that immortal classic Mile Sur Mera Tumhara back in the days of Doordarshan. That song/video will forever remain one of the most amazing memories of my childhood, never...
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Video: Life At IIM

January 17, 2010
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Video: Life At IIM

Tweet Check this out… The story of IIM, told in the space of 5 odd minutes. Pretty niftily done too! There’s assignments, summer placements, girls (just the one), a temple, divine intervention, and success at last. All elements of a masala movie rolled into a fraction of the time....
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And The New Year Is Here. Happy 2010.

January 2, 2010
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Tweet 2009 was a busy year with a lot happening in the  twelve months. The Indian elections, and the Congress’ stunning victory. The BJP’s continued internal drama. The global economic downturn. India’s rise to the top in world cricket, and the continued decline of the national sport (Hockey, in...
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10 Lessons From 3 Idiots

December 30, 2009
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10 Lessons From 3 Idiots

Tweet The latest Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots is being widely acclaimed as one of the best movies of recent times. I managed to catch a show last week, and came back impressed. Not just impressed. I learnt a lot from the movie. What follows is ten important lessons...
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55er – Desperate Blogger

December 15, 2009
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Tweet Arpit was going crazy. He hadnt posted in weeks. He spent the entire day thinking about the next post. The outline was ready. “This will be the best post ever. As soon as i get home…” He got home at 10. Exhaustion took over and soon he was...
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Burning Cars And Stupid People

December 9, 2009
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Tweet My name is Kalpana. A weird incident happened earlier this week as i was going home after getting my hair done. I saw a car burning on the road, and i think there was someone inside. I have seen a lot in my years on Delhi roads, but...
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