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Watch: Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Maino’s wedding video

Rajiv Gandhi Sonia Gandhi wedding

Whenever I have a little time on my hand (which is actually very little these days), I like to browse through archives (both physical and digital) in search for hidden gems and today stumbled upon this: Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Maino’s wedding video from February 25, 1968. (Note that the video doesn’t have any sound) [Read more]

Meet the original Revolver Rani from 1971 – Vijayalalitha

Meet the original Revolver Rani from 1971 - Vijayalalitha

Kangana Ranaut is playing the title role of Revolver Rani in Sai Kabir’s forthcoming film co-produced by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Rahul Mittra. The film also stars Vir Das. But the original Revolver Rani is from over four decades ago. Vijayalalitha with both guns blazing was quite a ‘female James Bond’ in a number of Telugu [Read more]

Harlem Shake (The Meira Kumar ‘baith jaiye’ edition)

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Adding a Lok Sabha flavour to the viral Harlem Shake meme. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar’s ‘baith jaiye’ pleads to MPs seem to largely go unheard inside the house, but outside the Parliament it is no less than a phenomenon and fits perfectly into the Harlem Shake pandemonium. Enjoy and please baith jaiye. Shorter version

The Supermen of Malegaon are here. Go watch! (Show timings included)

Superman of Malegaon

When I got my first digital camera, I made sure that it was a model that could record video with audio (a rarity in my budget many years ago) and conjured a little dream – to make my own digital movies. That dream is still unfulfilled. But the motley filmmakers from Maharashtra’s Malegaon are no [Read more]

Voltas All Weather AC (Murthy) ad gives Cherrapunjee a bad name

Cherrapunjee - the Rainiest Place on Planet Earth

In a city like Delhi, your air conditioners should be all weather but not if you happen to be transferred to Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya. In fact the Voltas All Weather AC advertisement on television (featuring the much-transferred Murthy) doesn’t paint the true picture of Cherrapunjee. Yes, it doesn’t rain as much as it used to [Read more]

Caught on Cam: Drunken Holi Brawl

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Drunken fights are fun to watch (the kind where things don’t take a serious turn). More so when you have a powerful camera. Was enjoying a Holi drinking session on my 12th floor balcony with a few friends and cousins when we noticed some activity at the  Vaishali Metro Station site (of the Delhi Metro [Read more]

Dissecting the Volkswagen Vento Talking Print Ad

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The advertisement that got everyone talking: in the office, at home, on Twitter, on Facebook, on blogs and even on Google search. Volkswagen came up with an innovative talking print advertisement in select editions of The Times of India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Pune) and The Hindu for the Vento sedan on September 21, 2010. [Read more]

Watch Online: Sant Tukaram (1936)

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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 the Copyright Act of 1957 [PDF], is in the public domain. Language: Marathi Director: Damle [Read more]

Desi Jugaad: The Motorcycle Rickshaw

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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 jugaad. Yesterday, in Vaishali, the boom town of Ghaziabad, came across a rickshaw that looked [Read more]

No videos! Because Blip.tv deleted my account

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Blip.tv 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 is that I wasn’t even informed. Though my intention, as any regular reader of this [Read more]