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I seriously wonder how everyone who reviewed Fashion missed out the most ridicuous fact, that it is racist !
The lead character is happily drinking, merrily smoking tobacco and dope, gaily sleeping with the only non-gay men provided in the script. But why does her world have to come crashing down when she wakes up next to a black guy !! How racist is that ! (or is it his way of saying that India’s moment in the world has arrived. With the US being led by a black guy and clearly brown > black, we are the supreme masters of the world.)
With heavyweights like Madhur Bhandarkar, Priyanka Chopra (yeah she is fat and if you don’t believe me, I still wouldn’t recommend the movie) Kangana Ranaut (Please do something about her accent ! It ruins all her acting !), you would expect a decent movie.
It would have been damn good if it wasn’t boring, cliched, full of forced emotional sequences (exactly the kind that would amount to blasphemy in a Karan Johar movie), inexplicable behaviour by the characters and a few other flaws.
P.S. : Even with all its acerbity, the last sentence was not plagiarized from a Khalid Mohammad review.
The latest crisis that has hit India is surprisingly, not even remotely economic. It is a question that has been troubling everyone including our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Until now this was a question that only troubled recently dumped girlfriends (thankfully we had eminent personalities like Dr. Mahendra Watsa to help them out). But in this case, we can do little apart from speculate.
I think Mr. Manmohan Singh was being too possessive. Getting impatient, calling Obama to India at the earliest; this kind of suspicious attitude ruins any healthy relationship.
But not everyone sees it this way. One official is relieved we are not in the list of troublesome nations that Obama first called. A Democrat wondered if Manmohan Singh called Obama in the first place. And of course, Pakistan was the happiest that India’s recent statement about India and US being “natural allies” fell flat. (Link via : Greatbong)
And unknown to everyone, somewhere in a telephone exchange near the Prime Minister’s office, a BSNL employee typed ROTFLMAO on his ancient Pentium computer.
The long wait is over. Sen. Barack Obama is the President elect of the USA. Not just another victory, but a victory where he rethought and thereby redefined everything on the way : the groundwork, campaigning, fund raising, speaking, planning. Politics in America can no longer be the same.
As a side note, the campaign also taught us plenty :
As Son of Bosey states, millions of people all over the world and thousands of clueless Indians are delighted with Obama’s win (true for many in the USA too).
Indians expect more from the President of USA than we do from our own Prime Minister.
In India, we will be have to put up with hundred articles on every remote association that Barack Obama has with India/Indians.
Oxford has decided to retire the word ‘maverick’ from English forever.
Plumbers have gone underground out of shame.
Ditto for Joe’s.
Miss South Carolina is glad she is smarter than someone.
Russia has gone back to its original lcoation, and can no longer be seen from Alaska. And Africa is back to being a continent.
Tina Fey, late night comedians and Fox news are looking out for alternate occupations.
Written in a previous post here,
I think a basic statistical (and geeky) analysis on commissions in India would reveal that the mean of all reports in an issue is exactly zero, and further analysis might prove them to be either uncorrelated or correlated with the coefficient -1. The truth, we may sadly never know.
Looks like zero isn’t our only contribution to the world :
The latest Barack Obama infomercial, for which he bought a primetime slot on 7 major channels, just a week before the elections :
Sleek ! Maybe a little Hollywoody, the cynics would say. And of course, amazing music which I must give half the credit to, especially the parts with heavy strings.
Every time I hear this guy, I ask this question which I am sure every Indian must have asked himself at some point after listening to him : When will India get her Obama ? And no, I do not think Mayawati is the right answer.
If you have been following the US elections, you would have heard most of the things before. But that doesn’t stop it from making an impact. Maybe a few more specifics and plans, not that I care too much, and he would have scored a home run.