A couple of days back I read in the newspaper that Brazil’s hot-selling soap opera is one based on the Indian caste system. Caminho Da India (that’s not Punjabi! It Portuguese for ‘India’s Way’) is set in Rajasthan & revolves around a dalit boy who falls in love with an upper-caste girl facing opposition from their families and society. The Portuguese show has its entire production team and actors flown down from Brazil, yet revering traditional Indian values by not kissing on screen. The show has gained so much popularity that Rajasthani trinkets make a fashion statement on Brazilian streets. Also, chai, theek hai and bhagwaan ke liye have become household parlance. Continue reading Globalization in Showbiz: Can we have ‘Is Janam Mohe Brazil Hi Bhejo’ ?
Further to [permalink href=”250″ title=”Sea-link inaugurated, but what’s in a name?”]my post on the Sea-link Naamkaran issue[/permalink], here is a a ‘short’ list of schemes, roads etc. for the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty promotion with Tax Payer money! I was actually waiting for something like this, until this morning when I found it in my Forwarded Email label (folder for non-googlians). Continue reading The Gandhi Dynasty
This morning all forms of media were talking about the inauguration of the gleaming new Bandra-Worli sea-link by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Apart from breaking news on TV & front-pages of print media, the news board at Yashodham High School, where I had been to submit Chibu’s FYJC admission form, also followed the event. Leaving aside details of the technical feat, the mighty cost involved and benefits to society, they were all debating the Naamkaran. Continue reading Sea-link inaugurated, but what’s in a name?
10 days back, while at the lunch table, the Shiney Ahuja case was all over the place. Since the food on Mondays doesn’t even qualify as comestible, we were all casting our views on the story while it was being covered live by some news channel. Hemant asserted that with the kind of looks & personality Shiney has, any girl he’d point at would be willing to go home with him*. On hearing this, Ivan got back like a shot – “Right! That was also what Shiney thought, but the maid acted otherwise”. And we all cracked up! Continue reading The not so ‘Shiney’ future of men