Monthly Archives: July 2006

Amitabh Bachchan, Posters and Bus Stops

A delightful collection of Amitabh Bachchan’s Hindi movie publicity posters. Wonderful! Treat for the eyes. Broad brush strokes and a hint of green on the cheeks of heroines to make them look fair. (I learnt about this trick from a … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Short Story Contest

All you budding writers, if Science Fiction be your cup of inter-galactic tea, please head over to the The Scian Science Fiction Short Story Contest 2006. And yes, I am on the panel. Be nice to me.

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NDTV Blogs and Spaces: Damp squib

I don’t know if this has been out for a while – but NDTV has gotten into user based content generation through NDTV Blogs and Spaces (in Beta). NDTV has been taking the portal route for sometime now. They have … Continue reading

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How not to review movies

So this Aditya Sinha decides that Omkara is not to his liking. Fine. That’s alright. We all have a right to not like certain movies. Not everyone has a refined taste. However, it’s when reviews like this make an appearance, … Continue reading

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Quick notes after Omkara

It’s half past twelve at night, and while it is by no means a late hour, I am sleepy. However, before I sleep I must write about Omkara. It’s after really long that I liked a Hindi movie. Oh and … Continue reading

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New Google Talk – Yay!

Thanks to Digital Inspiration, I have the latest version of Google Talk. If you want to know more about this version, that allows for file transfers, voicemails for offline friends and other things to make life easy, please head there. … Continue reading

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One year on at Global Voices

Exactly a year (and two days) ago, I started writing for Global Voices. I am not going to reflect on the completion of one year. Over at GV, we end up bashing ideas by the day. But more than anything … Continue reading

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Links for 2006-07-26

Beirut: Illusion of a silver Porsche – From “Invisible Migrants” …”During the two weeks that followed, Farzana and I fell into a routine of morning conversations. From these alaaps I learnt that Bangladeshis were relatively new arrivals here, but had … Continue reading

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Poetry in AK Ramanujan’s words

The Oxford omnibus – which has the wonderful works of AK Ramanujan is one of the fattest books I own. It’s one of those books that probably might find itself supporting the one-leg-less couch in the apartment. Except, it’s so … Continue reading

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Poem: A woman and the lunar cycle

While they bake in clay ovens this jug to hold the baby, this one for water. They want to know the Persian name for Moon. Lovers, liars and other alliterative companions, hold word to salt. Sighting three-fourths of you Poets … Continue reading

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Go put vote no

When IndiaGram went active, I liked the idea but somehow didn’t get a sense of the community there. Ditto with IndianPad. For some reason I just never took to it. (On an average I take fifteen seconds or less to … Continue reading

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If this is not censorship…

DoT (Department of Telecommunications) has a press release out. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has instructed all the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to block only the specified website/webpages on the parent website. … As such the DoT … Continue reading

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