June 29, 2005

'Witch' Indira

Former US President Richard Nixon called Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi an 'old witch,' according to recently released documents from the 1970s. His national security adviser Henry Kissinger said, 'the Indians are bastards anyway' in the run-up to the India-Pakistan war of 1971
Big phish in jail
India plans free software for all
Government has no plan to promote open source software over proprietary products

June 15, 2005

Newspapers are f***ed
Kurt Andersen claims he has merely stumbled from job to job. But a peek at his résumé — which includes such big media names as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Time magazine and the Today show — suggests there is more to his success than just luck

I hate it when this happens!
You spend all night coming up with a hot headline to go out in, and then that bitch from across town totally shows up in the same thing!
IIFA Awards 2005
Photographs from Asians in Media

June 12, 2005

Can Google News robot rival the newspapermen?
A potential nightmare faces the 'dead-tree-and-ink' business
Valentina Pedroni speaks out... finally

The 35-year-old blonde is near the end of an acrimonious divorce
battle with Arun Nayar, who dumped her for actress Liz Hurley

June 11, 2005

India a failed state
Political commentators in India are fond of calling Pakistan a 'failed state,' but few Indians are willing to admit that their own country is hurtling towards anarchy, says Ravi Shanker Kapoor

June 07, 2005

Tiger booked for hunting deer
(The Times of India on Pataudi)

Zimbabwe president denies he is dead
(msnbc.com on rumors of Robert Mugabe's death)

June 06, 2005

Worlds 100 largest newspapers by circulation
Did you ever wonder which newspaper is the largest in the world and where it comes from?

PS: It is not The Times of India!

June 05, 2005

The rocking homelessness of Mumbai's 'Local'
It's a literary take on Mumbai's famous local trains that brings alive the "rocking homelessness" experienced by thousands of travellers in this city every day
59Bloggers The Movie
Now in production -- a feature film about the new senate of the people, by the people, for the people

June 04, 2005

The fastest man around the world
After almost a full week of waiting in Mumbai, Nick was finally united with his trusty steed
Bombay's longest ride
The conductor of bus 524 almost choked when I asked for a ticket to the last stop, handing him a 10-rupee note

Star Wars: The desi version
Star wars, the concluding part of the cult film, has broken records worldwide. Closer home, we have our own interpretation of galactic battles. Some of these are hearsay; some documented, albeit in gossip columns. Look not for veracity in these stories, because the truth, as any cosmic traveller will tell you, is always out there
Don't use e-mail, just grab a blog feed
Blogs are revolutionizing the world of creativity, communication and community
Chennai's own Elvis

When Engelbert Humperdinck takes the stage in Bangalore on June 9, belting out golden oldies like The Last Waltz and There Goes My Everything, crooning the evening away as only he can, he will be the closest that he has been in a long time to the city of his birth — Chennai
The Vanity Fair scoop

'I'm the guy they call Deep Throat'
Tussaud trouble
Suit against waxwork empire for alleged misrepresentation and breach of contract

June 02, 2005

Pope Ratzi on sale


June 01, 2005

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