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Sudish Kamath is pissed off with actor Vikram. Now, I don’t know either of them personally but the way his post panned out, accusing Vikram of being a self-congratulatory, hot-headed asshole, I am left to assume that Sudish is washing dirty underwear in public. Sudish tries hard to couch his raving but his eloquence (or…

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SOMETIMES there is a huge disconnect between the people who make a product and the people who use it. The creator of a Web site may assume too much knowledge on the part of users, leading to confusion. Software designers may not anticipate user behavior that can unintentionally destroy an entire database. Manufacturers can make…

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As it turned out, it was a pretty bad show. Yes, it was bad trust me. Tyler sang as if he had no interest at all in entertaining the audience. He never hit the high notes. And most times, did not even sing! Joe Perry was equal in his rather pompous display of utter incompetence.…

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And this is why: Nasa astronaut arrested for attempted love rival kidnap Mrs Nowak, a married mother of three, was friendly with Navy Commander William Oefelein, a pilot on space shuttle Discovery’s trip to the space station last December, and believed Ms Shipman was having a relationship with him, it is said. Friendly? I forgive…

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Shashwat Chaturvedi wrote on CIOL.com: Some unscrupulous hacker has defaced the page on Hindi at Wikipedia, adding the phrase “language of the pimps” Dear Shaswat, unscrupulous hacker? You don’t have to be a hacker to edit a Wiki page. Are you related to Einstein? Also, the page is not er ‘vandalised’ any more. Also, the…

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I read, I think in Tony Greig’s book on Cricket, about how an Indian Hockey team, back in the 60s, was sent to Pakistan with strict instructions to —I kid you not— to lose the series. I don’t know if this is a hangover from the SatyaGraha movement, we tend to place a lot of…

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On Racism

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The whole country (read media) is screaming and protesting the alleged racist treatment that was meted out to Shilpa Shetty. The governments have joined the cacophony: Prime Minister Blair said ‘it can’t be condoned’ and our own I&B ministry is making noises over the whole thing. I find it funny, for we as a people…

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Two of my friends called me last evening and said ‘hey watch CNN-IBN, Thapar is screwing Jethmalani’s trip!’ I switched to IBN (I normally avoid the newsreaders of IBN. They give me ulcers.)And there he was, Mr.Karan Thapar, attacking a visibly ruffled Mr.Jethmalani. Initially it was good fun, but later on, thanks to Thapar’s dumb-ass…

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