Monthly Archives: June 2007

Pratibha Patil, the Precedent

Shekhar Gupta (as always) puts forward an articulated argument why Pratibha Patil is not the right choice for President in his aptly titled column in The Indian Express – National Interest. Excerpts: The Congress’ guilt is not so much about … Continue reading

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Hunt on for India’s Mr Condom

Dwaipayan sent me this: Legendary Thai senator Mechai Viravaidya, who single-handedly crafted Thailand’s success story against AIDS, has inspired India to find its very own condom man. India’s National Aids Control Programme chief K Sujatha Rao, who just returned from … Continue reading

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Pratibha Patil: Who, Why?

You can call me politically ignorant, but the headline of this post was my first reaction on reading the ‘Breaking News’ scrolling on my office PC. The second thought that came to my mind, before the news came in about … Continue reading

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Nataraj Phir Champion

I’m sure most of my generation who had watched the TVC version of this Nataraj Pencils print ad would still recall it. Here’s another vintage Nataraj Pencils TVC: To share/embed this video click hereDownload video [00:00:19 FLV 493 KB]

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Isspecial Cutting Chai – May 2007

One of the high points of our post-school discussions (besides cricket and girls) was about which song was lifted from where. That was the era when Anu Malik reigned supreme. Gulshan Kumar was still alive and Nadeem Akhtar Saifi was … Continue reading

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Eight truths and an untruth

A tag came my way from the girl from South of the Border, West of the Sun. It asks me to say nine things about me, one of which is a lie. Though it would’ve been a lot easier the … Continue reading

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The Big B Makes His Debut

Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’ Saat Hindustani might not be the most watched of Indian films, but it marked the beginning of the career of Amitabh Bachchan, arguably the most watched Indian film actor. In this 1969 film Amitabh played the role … Continue reading

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