Pandal-hopping is a Durga Puja essential. But for that you need to know where the pandals are. Use and contribute to this crowd-sourced map.
Also a list of the other participants from India at the 1893 Parliament of World’s Religions at Chicago. There were at least 15, including Vivekananda.
My bio on Twitter begins with “Internetaholic,” but the rehab treatment in the form of a two-year-old son has been very effective. These days much of my non-work (I work for a website) Internet use happens only when junior is asleep (like now) and this also includes Twitter. A look at my timeline will almost [Read more]
Utterly, butterly, ignoramus! I am a sucker for anniversaries. They give an opportunity to celebrate something that you want to and the occasion guarantees that readers notice (and also appreciate) your celebration. Was a bit surprised to find that the Indian media was marking the 50th anniversary of the Amul moppet, whereas her golden jubilee [Read more]
I would have named the party I founded as the ‘Tea Party’ only that the prerequisites of a constitution, 100 members, Rs 10,000 and 100 affidavits on Rs 2 stamp papers are a bit too overwhelming for a chaiwallah like me. If you think Tea Party is a funny name for a political party, check [Read more]
Also see: Sholay 3D: The unofficial Google doodle Every other film, nowadays, that goes on to become a hit claims to be the greatest hit ever in Indian cinema. The fact is, Sholay is and will remain for quite some time to come, the biggest Bollywood movie ever made. Sholay released on August 15, 1975 [Read more]
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 India being held in Goa. Though I didn’t quite like the title, anyway the grumbles [Read more]
No one that I know got a raise this year and costs keep increasing. My landlord raised the rent, though I managed to bargain a bit with a little recession sob-story. With stagnant cash inflow, we need to make some cuts in expenses and for me it has to start with the magazines. I purchase [Read more]
Everyday’s an endless stream Of cigarettes and magazines… [Homeward Bound, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel] On cigarettes, I’ve posted before and magazines are a recurring theme on this blog. Since I shouldn’t be ranking the best cigarettes in India, I thought of arranging at least the men’s magazines in the right order, especially since almost [Read more]
There are too many of these sexiest women/men lists. And some of them are plain misleading – being just a publicity stunt. India editions of international men’s magazines announce some Bollywood actress as the “sexiest woman of the world,” while in their other editions the ‘sexiest’ female might not even appear for contention. There are [Read more]
There are celebrity bloggers and then there are celebrity bloggers. The first kind are those who have gained name and fame via blogging and the other includes the ones who are famous and are now therefore reaching out to their fans via the medium of the weblog. This post makes an attempt at listing the [Read more]
The much discussed (and drooled after) AskMen.com’s Top 99 Women 2008 Edition is out. Browsing through the seemingly unending list (I know there are only 99 listed there) I found three women of Indian origin on the list of the ‘Most Desirable Women of 2008.’. #27 Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan) – Mrs Junior B climed up [Read more]