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About Soumyadip

Soumyadip Choudhury aka Somu aka Chaiwallah is an internet addict. His wife and family suspect that he is secretly married to his laptop. The electric shock that he got while trying to fix a neighbour's TV set as a kid, perhaps ignited his interest in everything tech. A do-it-yourself guy, he doesn't believe in hiring electricians, plumbers or carpenters. But often ends paying the professionals more to fix his botched jobs. Somu secretly wishes he knew how to code and also grumbles a lot.

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It’s been a crazy, busy month. First went on a short vacation home, followed by crazy work schedules and then a lot of activity on the personal front, leaving me totally exhausted at the end of the day (or the … Continue reading

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No videos! Because deleted my account has deleted my account because I apparently violated their terms of service. I assume that it has something to do about the ads that I upload, they might have interpreted it as promotion for the goods/services. The worst part … Continue reading

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By the way, Shillong is in Sikkim

…or at least some people at The Indian Express think so. I wouldn’t have otherwise posted about this ‘oversight’, but for the fact that the news item in question appeared in the ‘From the Northeast’ page of the newspaper. The … Continue reading

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Hindustan Times: Hitting the paper on the head

Hindustan Times seems to have a thing for makeovers. I remember seeing atleast four different avatars of the newspaper. Good. Change is good. Though I didn’t quite like their print campaign advertising the all new Hindustan Times, their short TV … Continue reading

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Citizen Sweety Blouse: Draupadi Cheer Haran

One of the highlights of the Mahabharat (you can watch the complete episodes of the original TV serial here) was Draupadi’s cheer haran. And one of the wittiest Bollywood movies Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron also incorporated that in the climax. … Continue reading

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How to Bell the Online Movie Piracy Cat

When you can’t beat them, join them and then beat them in their own game. Piracy is a pain for the producers and pleasure for millions of others. Millions are spent in making a film and people watch it for … Continue reading

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Channel [V]‘s Changing Room Ad

Channel [V] India – is going for a makeover (on August 22) and they are advertising it all over. This ‘peek into the changing room’ ad is from their change campaign. They even have a website up to drive the … Continue reading

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Partner Condoms: Ask for PC

It’s been quite a while since I posted a condom ad. So here it is: Partner premium quality flavoured dotted condoms. Looks like Medikit got this ad made from an in-house intern. And much like Kamasutra’s ‘Jusk Ask for KS’, … Continue reading

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Will Kaminey Rise Above the Kabaad?

“I’m longing to watch a good film on the big screen. Hope Vishal Bhardwaj doesn’t disappoint,” said an exasperated Bollywood-fan friend. Let me add a little more weight of expectations on Vishal Bhardwaj’s shoulders (I’ve long given up hope on … Continue reading

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Outlook magazine Vol. 1 Issue 2

I still remember the first issue of Outlook. My brother visibly proud of his ‘discovery,’ threw it across to me and said, “Its good.” And I find it today, online. Outlook. October 18, 1995 (The issue would’ve been released on … Continue reading

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