Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sunanda’s Story

This post on Shobhaa De’s blog is about a certain Sunanda who has some association with a cricket league that ended recently. Not being judgmental, neither being in a mood to comment, I say, “Let peace and grace prevail.” Advertisements

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Rightly Said, Amitav Ghosh

This is Amitav Ghosh’s reply to groups that insisted that he decline the Dan David Prize which he is being conferred jointly with Margaret Atwood, more here on Kafila.org. “I would like to state clearly that I do not believe … Continue reading

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Train Rage – What’s with Saying “Sorry”?

A thing that upset me a few days ago, has been going through a churn, it’s only now I am in a position to write about it. Heard about road rage? Well, this is something close – train rage. I … Continue reading

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Cameron Rubbishes Hawkings’ Theory of the Plundering Malevolent Alien

I haven’t seen Avatar, the movie. However, from what I have read that James Cameron has portrayed aliens as a friendly sort, just like your likable neighbor. However I also somewhat agree with what Stephen Hawkings says here. I have … Continue reading

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Why Literary Agents Stop Reading a Manuscript

Got this in the mail. Livia Blackburne summarized the following points on why literary agents stop reading a manuscript at the Boston Book Fest. The method used was unique: an actress picked manuscripts at random (from the slush pile I … Continue reading

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Poor, Poor, Amitabh and His Affliction

In this blogpost Amitabh Bachhan talks about his affliction on his blog. I remember, when this accident happened on the sets of Coolie I was on a trip to Kerala. I took a gatefold picture of Amitabh from a film … Continue reading

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SEC Officials Were Watching Porn Not Regulating Market

This is conclusive proof how the world-wide recession came about. It says **grin** that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials who were supposed to monitor the financial markets were watching free porn. Porn, when the world financial indices were taking … Continue reading

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