June 22, 2005

Silly name for big mall

So you're going to build the largest shopping mall in the world at Gurgaon. You want a nice, interesting name for it, right? And what do you go and name it? Why, the bland "Mall of India", of course!

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June 18, 2005

Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's screw-up injures five people; young boy loses four toes

Five injured as excavator hurtles towards crowd, says the Hindu. The headline conceals the fact that it was Bangalore's Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who was involved in this accident. He pulled a lever on an excavator which went wild. (Updated: It appears he just did what he was told to do, so perhaps it's not really his fault.) (link via Prabhu)

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June 14, 2005

A chimp is 6-7 times stronger than a human. They're not the cute furry things Hollywood would have us believe.

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Prasad Bidapa caught in Dubai with marijuana

Prasad Bidappa, big time designer from Bangalore, has been detained in Dubai for possession of marijuana. This should be interesting.

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Zee Cafe sucks

Shailaja Bajpai writes in the Indian Express that Zee Cafe (formerly Zee English) should go off the air because there's nothing new on it. I wrote the same thing in my review more than two years ago. Memo to Zee Cafe: you've been showing Full House reruns for the last five years without a break, you morons!

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June 13, 2005

Costco more efficient than Walmart

BusinessWeek writes that Costco is more efficient than Walmart, even though it pays employees better.

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Ah, democracy

The Indonesian president hands out his mobile number for people to call him with their problems. Such a noble deed, yes? Such a confidence-inspiring measure, wouldn't you say? There can hardly be any unhappy people in Indonesia, right? Right?

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CPI spouts more nonsene

Bring back Press Note 18, dump FDI in retail, says the Communist Party of India (CPI). The moron Communists continue to spout the same crap about MNC "exploitation" because of reforms and how they are out to "loot the country." It's good for a few laughs from time to time.

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June 10, 2005

Can We Tell When Someone Is Staring

Staring, Can We Tell When Someone Is? The Skeptical Inquirer conducts a test and the results are not surprising, at least to me.

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June 9, 2005

Laloo the action figure

Laloo Prasad Yadav's doll is the latest craze in Bihar. I wonder if it comes with a paan-spitting gizmo.

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June 8, 2005

Genes blamed for fickle female orgasm

Genes blamed for fickle female orgasm: "A woman’s ability to achieve orgasm depends largely on her genes suggests a new study – and it appears that evolution has dealt many women a duff hand." Awwww!

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Cane fightin

Self Defence with a walking stick. You can also read Part 2.

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June 5, 2005

Names Of Ingredients in Indian Languages

Names of Ingredients in Indian Languages: This should come in handy more than once.

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Bangalored in Beijing

Nandan Nilekani visits China and finds that a Communist China has far more by way of infrastructure than Democratic India. Indeed, Bangalore's infrastructure is falling apart.

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Humans use more than ten percent of their brains

Do you believe that we humans use only ten percent of our brains? Well, it's an urban legend and not true in the least.

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June 4, 2005

Restaurant Serves Food in Toilet Bowls

Restaurant Serves Food in Toilet Bowls: It takes all kinds...

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An Ask MetaFilter thread about whether it's necessary to call before dropping in. If you want to visit me at home, always call in advance please.

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Police free sex slave - or so they thought

Police 'free' S&M sex slave from car trunk: 'German police, alerted to a potential kidnapping, "freed" a man from a car trunk only to discover the would-be victim was actually a willing sex slave.' Oh dear.

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June 3, 2005

Hrithik Roshan in Rambo?

Hrithik Roshan may be in the new Rambo movie, says the rumour mill.

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