The Rikshaw Ride to Hell?

April 28, 2010
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Tweet Checkout this story about this group of Mumbaikars who paid Rs 500 to a Rikshaw puller to take them 18 Kms to the airport, in Calcutta. Khan was doing a round of Sealdah station at 8am, when a group of six tourists approached him and asked if he...
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Khel Khel Mein – Solving the Indo-Pak Problems

April 25, 2010
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Khel Khel Mein – Solving the Indo-Pak Problems

India and Pakistan are in the midst of massive war games along the Thar desert. Within a misfired shot from each other. This could be a great chance to resolve the conflict once and for all. Both countries can then return the unused ammunition wherever it came from, and...
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A New Chapter In My Life

April 24, 2010
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Tweet Have you ever been peed upon, shitted upon, kicked, and punched…all at the same time? This is part of my routine now. And it’s awesome. Yes, my little one loves me. The best thing that ever happened to me. My own little bundle of joy. I am a dad. Say...
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Kumbh Mela – The Ultimate Cleanser

April 15, 2010
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Kumbh Mela – The Ultimate Cleanser

Tweet There’s a Kumbh Mela going on these days at Haridwar. For the ones that didn’t know, the Kumbh Mela is a one stop shop to wash away all your sins in the Ganga. Apparently once upon a time a drop of amrit (the elixir of life) got spilt...
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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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