For a country that prides itself on its software talent, India’s hardware dreams are, well, pipe-dreams. A decade ago, it was the Simputer, a handheld low-cost Linux-based computer, that was all the rage in India. But despite the tall claims of how the Simputer would be the hardware savior of India and other Third World countries little came of the $220 Simputer initiative. Today, no one even talks about that junk and we doubt anyone even makes it. As if one bad experience were not bad enough, a new initiative has sprung up with the blessing and funding of the […]
Boy, it’s been eons since our last edition of Incredible India, hasn’t it? As those of us fortunate enough to be familiar with that irritatingly beloved land are well aware, India is host to an incredible array of odd stuff. Things that you can’t even imagine in other settings happen with monotonous regularity in India. Here are a bunch of unusual events from Incredible India that we’ve culled from recent editions of newspapers: * Used Condoms for Indian Dickheads – What happens when there’s a shortage of free condoms in remote Indian villages where prostitution is not uncommon? Well, if […]
Avan Ivan, which released in theaters today, has received poor reviews from a bunch of movie critics. Directed by Bala, the film features Vishal, Arya and G.M.Kumar among others. Here’s a sample of critical reviews for Avan Ivan: Sify: It looks like the film has been made with no proper script,….Yuvan`s music is nothing much to write about. Arthur Wilson`s camera is fantastic, especially the chase in the forest. Suresh Urs`s editing is crisp as the film (2 hours and 9 minutes) moves at a rapid pace. Bala has made the film without a proper script. It looks like the […]
By Naveen Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, People of all ages – SI brings to you the first comprehensive review on the Internet of the new Tamil Film “Avan Ivan” (starring Vishal, Arya, G.M. Kumar, Janani Iyer, Madhu Shalini and Ambika. Director: Bala). Director Bala – True Elements After directing alleged “gems” like Pitamagan and Naan Kadavul, Bala returns with another ‘compelling masterpiece’ called Avan Ivan. Alas, the only vile thought running in my mind right through the movie was “Ivan verum Bala va? ille lavadaikebala vaa?” Seriously, y’all don’t have wait for the end of the review to […]
To all those querulous bozos who moan and whine endlessly that Times Square in NYC has nothing to offer except endless stores, teeming crowds and acres of boring billboards, we offer the following pictures taken on June 15, 2011: Om Shanti Om Boy, She Sure is a Charming Sight Look Up to This Beauty in Times Square NYC Pretty Women on a Billboard ‘Posterior’ Angle of a Charmer Is her Name Lady Gulliver? Related Stories: What’s the Big Deal about Times Square?
Floyd Cardoz, who was the chef and partner at the failed Indian restaurant Tabla in New York City, is the new Top Chef Master in the third season of Bravo TV Networks competition. Cardoz’ winning meal included a South Indian favorite Upma, a rice-crusted snapper in a fennel-laced broth and Rendang, an Indonesian beef stew. “You cooked a meal that was deeply skilled and very, very memorable,” said judge James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief of Saveur magazine (the other judges were food writers Gael Greene and Ruth Reichl). Floyd Cardoz, who hails from Bombay and Goa, pledged his $100,000 prize to cancer […]