Monthly Archives: October 2006

Qualities of a Nice Girl

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Said yes to a friend for bargain shopping company. She wanted to drag me all the way to the southern fringe of the city to Mahipalpur – Delhi’s famous factory outlet and second shop area. “It’s too far off,” thought I. Google told me about North India’s first (and only) ‘factory outlet mall’ at Vaishali, [Read more]

Thousand Pictures in One

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Learnt about this via Amit’s post. Always envied the collage/mosaic artists and wanted to do something similar. Never did. The closest I came to making a collage of sorts was when I was asked to design the template for a blog called – The Collage. Had seen quite a few of photomosiacs, but didn’t know [Read more]

It's Raining Radio

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On the first look this morning’s Hindustan Times and Hindustan looked like they had some fonts missing on their front pages. A closer look brought a resemblance to musical notes. It was an ad for the launch of HT Media and Virgin Radio’s Fever 104 FM, taking the count of the channel’s on the capital’s [Read more]

The Cat Loves Milk with Cream

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The elected representatives have repeatedly disgraced our democracy; the occasional dignity which the judiciary attempts to inculcate is looked upon as an infringement on the terrain of the legislature and there is a flutter of political activity to put things back in their populist state. Appeasement and populism have a long history in our not-so-old [Read more]

Rediscovering the Fox

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Firefox 2 is here and so was Internet Explorer 7. Need I say who is going to emerge the winner in this battle of the browsers? Microsoft implicitly accepts that the previous versions of IE were neither easy nor secure. And IE 7 plays copycat by including the popular features in the existing Firefox like [Read more]

A Diwali Desire

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“Kitney aadmi the (How many men where they)?” asked the newborn Gabbar. And PHATACK! came a slap from his mother (the reason behind the stubble, to hide the afterbirth mark). Not this joke, but the most famous sequence in Hindi film history, where Gabbar Singh asks his men to do a simple count and goes [Read more]

Why am I doing this?

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If someone asks me the question, why do I blog? Atul framed the question in a different way. My answer would be a one liner (the best answers are) – accha lagta hain, it feels good. This ‘feel good factor’ is unlike the ad agency fabricated campaign generalising the feel of five percent of the [Read more]

Hair Here, Gone Tomorrow

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“Door se dekha to ande ubal rahe the, Paas aake dekha to ganje uchal rahe the” (From afar it looked like eggs boiling, A closer look revealed it was just baldies leaping) Hair, rather the lack of it, has been an ageless concern and the butt of jokes (the latest being Zidane butting his bald [Read more]