Fashion Review – Ugly Movie About Beautiful People

Which Idiot Said Priyanka’s Fashion is a Hit? Bullshit We survived Fashion. Never before has there been such an ugly movie about beautiful people as Madhur Bhandarkar’s crap show Fashion. The simple fact of the matter is Madhur Bhandarkar does not know how to tell a compelling story. And that’s all too apparent in his […]

Quote of the Day – Vladimir Nabokov

Here are the opening lines from one of the most famous – and controversial – books in the English language: LOLITA, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta; the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. […]

‘Queers are Funny; Queers are Weird’

Thus spake Denzel Washington’s character Joe Miller in the classic film Philadelphia (1993) after Tom Hanks’ character, the dying AIDS lawyer Andrew Beckett, congratulates him on surviving his first gay party. Miller is actually explaining how homosexuals were viewed in most American families in the early 1990s as AIDS was beginning to ravage the gay community. […]

Dark Clouds Hang Over Sun; Reports $1.68b Loss

One word sums up Sun’s fiscal first quarter 2009 results – bad. On Thursday, Sun reported a loss of $1.68 billion loss on revenues that fell 7.1% year-over-year to $2.99 billion. The loss included a $1.45 billion non-cash charge for goodwill impairment and a $63 million restructuring charge. The only silver lining is that the […]

Who Needs Sex…When You Can Have Pineapple Gojju

Ever since we dined at Hoysala a few weeks back, we’ve been hooked, line and sinker on that fine delicacy from the South Indian state of Karnataka – Pineapple Gojju. So this Diwali we set out to make this remarkable invention of God (believe us, something as non pareil as the Pineapple Gojju is beyond the ken of […]

Being Proactive on English

A dozen vocabulary guides, hundreds of books and thousands of magazines later, we are still flummoxed by the English language. So the dictionary and thesaurus are our constant companions. Lately, we’ve noticed that the word proactive is being wrongly used here (by at least two comment-posters). It’s being incorrectly used as a synonym for useful. The […]

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