Mar 212009

Folks, here’s the latest instalment of Incredible India, those Only in India stories.

* Even the deaf and dumb are not spared from sexual assaults in India. Several young deaf and dumb girls were repeatedly raped over several months allegedly by their teachers at a school in Tutu, near Shimla. Here’s an excerpt from the Times of India story:

More skeletons tumbled out of the closet of Tutu-based disabled welfare home on Thursday, where six girls in the age group of 13 to 21 were raped and sexually abused by their teachers for months. The institute for deaf and dumb, run by NGO Prerna Welfare, had been operating illegally Continue reading »

Mar 212009

The theme is nice; the lines are funny; the acting is solid.

Yes, we enjoyed this delicious comedy.

But we doubt I Love you, Man will fly with our desis. At least, not with the Bollywood or Kollywood craving crowd. Maybe, the movie might resonate with the ABCDs but not with most of our regular desi neanderthals stuck in the ice ages of Vadivelu, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever or Brahmanandam.

I Love You, Man is the well-told story of a recently engaged Los Angeles real estate agent Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), who suddenly discovers that unlike his fiancee Zoey (Rashida Jones), who has two close girlfriends with whom no secret is left unshared, he has no male friends at all.

No buddies to go out on golf-camps or weekend trips to Vegas or have a beer or play poker with.

Hey, things are so bad that Peter can’t even think of anyone to be the Best Man at his forthcoming wedding.

I Love You Man

The problem, as Peter’s gay-brother explains one night at a family dinner, is Peter’s always been a girlfriend guy.

Peter’s clumsy attempts to find new male-friends invariably fail to yield the desired results and end up being quite funny. Either the new friends are gay or cranks like the fellow working at the gym!

Things begin to look pretty despondent for Peter until he comes across Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), a financial consultant with a dog named Anwar Sadat and a shared affinity for the Canadian rock band Rush. Continue reading »