Monthly Archives: December 2009

Don’t Worry Your Holidays are Safe. Ignore that SMS

Multiple instances of this SMS landed in my mobile’s inbox: Sare papo ka saja agle saal milegiholidays in 201026jan-sun16mar-sun/holi1may-sun15aug-sun2oct-sun17octsun/dussera5nov-sun/diwali25dec-sunday And in our holiday-obsessed nation it is spreading like wildfire. But the fact is that most of the date-day combinations do … Continue reading

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Watch Online: Sant Tukaram (1936)

Sant Tukaram (1936) is one of the 20 greatest films ever made in India, according to T20 of Indian Cinema list at The 40th International Film Festival. Since this movie was released more than 60 years ago, it, according to … Continue reading

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Desi Jugaad: The Motorcycle Rickshaw

Desi jugaad or Indian ingenuity is legendary. Be it churning lassi in washing machines or using condoms to provide a smooth finish to tarred roads, necessity is the mother of amazing inventions in our nation. Even governments here run on … Continue reading

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Ads for Oral Sex!

One day, in the comparatively innocent times that we grew up in, a friend announced, “I had oral sex.” I and another friend present were stupefied. We were still in school. “Come, again,” (no pun intended) we said. He repeated … Continue reading

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MegaWhats 2009: The National Open Quizzing Championships

MegaWhats 2009 is a mega quizzing event to be held across nine cities across the country simultaneously. It’s being held under the aegis of the Karnataka Quiz Association. Details here ยป

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When News is Sold

There is nothing new about the news of news being paid for. I first became aware of this practice as a mass communication student in the early 2000s. To me, then, it seemed that it was not just news but … Continue reading

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The 20 Greatest Films Ever Made in India

I’m a big sucker for lists. More so when it has something to do with India and/or cinema. So obviously I was quite excited about the results of the T20 of Indian Cinema at The 40th International Film Festival of … Continue reading

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