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Mar 222011
 

We love it. Just love it. One of our favorite Indian e-zines Tehelka has torn into Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M.Karunanidhi and his family. That Tamil Nadu has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the extended Karunanidhi clan with its grasping finger thrusting into every pie – politics, business, newspapers, cable TV, newspapers, TV channels, movie production and distribution, state contracts and more – is no secret to the hapless denizens of the state. But few articles have provided as good a summary as the Tehelka piece in providing both a historic perspective and insights into the current […]

Mar 222011
 
Finally, a Decent Android Bazaar; Amazon Debuts Android Appstore

Internet retailer Amazon.com launched its Appstore for Android devices today in a move that could whittle away some of the advantages Apple has enjoyed with its hugely successful AppStore and overcome the disadvantages of Google’s Android Marketplace. Amazon’s new store can be accessed at www.amazon.com/appstore and comes with a novel feature called “Test Drive” that lets users test apps on a simulated Android phone before buying them. Currently, there are about 3,800 apps on the Amazon Appstore, a number that’s likely to grow as Android developers flock to the store. While developers can suggest the retail price for their apps, […]

Mar 222011
 
Blue Moon Beers Review - Nothing Remarkable

Since some folks on this fine blog have been dropping the Blue Moon name, our curiosity was piqued enough to take a dekko at the beer and check out what the fuss was all about. To our surprise, we found more than one variety of Blue Moon in the cooler of our local liquor store. There’s the Blue Moon Belgian White, Pale Moon and Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale (from the Seasonal Collection). We found a variety pack ($14.99) containing four bottles of each and grabbed it. Blue Moon Belgian White Touted as a Belgian-style wheat ale, this one […]

Mar 222011
 
Uno Chicago Grill Review - Good Pizza, Awesome Bananas Foster Dessert, Crappy Fries

All pizzas are not made equal. Some are sadistically worse than the others. Longing for a break from our usual Idli, Vada, Dosa, Pongal, Bisi-Bele Bath Indian fare, we headed to Uno Chicago Grill the other day to try, what else, one of their hallmark deep-dish pizzas According to the folks at Wiki, deep dish pizzas do: not include thin crusts or delicate toppings, but rather it is made with a heavy, thick crust and large amounts of cheese, sauce and ingredients. The pizza begins with a thick layer of dough made with olive oil and cornmeal laid into a […]