Monthly Archives: January 2007

Shilpa Shetty, Big Brother and Racism

Remember the last post on Shilpa Shetty and Big Brother? The lady finds herself in the middle of something else right now. Apparently people have complained to the media watch dog – Ofcom. The Guardian writes But while Channel 4 … Continue reading

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Lola Kutty and Boney Menon

Many many thanks to Kamla Bhatt for finding this gem. Fabulous Lola Kutty does the Boney-M, who is referred to as Boney Menon. [YouTube Link] Ever as authentic, the set up is complete with women in purple sarees and men … Continue reading

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Immoral Aishwarya, Bachchans and advice from dear readers

I understand the obsession with Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan getting married. But surely it doesn’t mean the media becomes moronic does it? Rediff very badly wanted to come up with a catchy term that combined their names and came … Continue reading

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Guru, the economy and thank god for Mani Ratnam

Last night, DR (my wonderful bubby Bong friend from Reading), Sri and I went to watch Guru. All I know is that I was hugely entertained and didn’t feel sleepy at all. But here’s the disclaimer. I am a sucker … Continue reading

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Blogging, Nhilism and the Post Post Post Modern World

If you click on one link today – make it this one. Geert Lovink writes on “Blogging, the nihilist impulse“. There is a quest for truth in blogging. But it is a truth with a question mark. Truth has become … Continue reading

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Gandhi, a pole dance and the GOI

That any government will eventually descend into foolishness is obvious. That they will find any slight offensive is also obvious. So when the government gets really heated up about some random YouTube video showing someone dressed as Mahatma Gandhi doing … Continue reading

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Poem: An abacus in the heart

She tells him, In the way that I learned my multiplication table, that gentle rote of numbers plucked out of air. As they begin to form in line queuing up in memory. Like when thirty six follows thirty. Without reason. … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Remembering Jagada

Ammani asks a question and says it might be the last in some time. So I write. She was born in 1940. The second of five children born to Vedaranyam Seshadri and Rajalakshmi ammal. She passed away after a brief … Continue reading

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A check up from the neck up

Noticed a few nights back in the Square Mile, a note on the wall from someone who either got too drunk or didn’t have a blog to say it. My friend hit rock bottom last night. He’s getting a check … Continue reading

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Shilpa Shetty and the Big Brother

Note – Update on Shilpa Shetty, Big Brother and Racism here. Whoever thought that getting Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother would mean more Asians tuning in was probably right. I avoided Big Brother last year, and this year I cannot … Continue reading

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The end to privation – the miracle called Dosai

Sri and I decided to put an end to our privation. We bought a wet grinder and carried the heavy bundle of stone and plastic home. The miraculous dough that makes dosais was prepared with much care and consultation over … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Babies and whales at the Airport

At the airport, the crowd of reclining chairs has men and women sitting like beached whales. I find a quiet corner. A couple with a small child makes their temporary home. The paraphernalia of young parents. A strange mucky pink … Continue reading

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