Archive for October, 2012

Rushdie erroneously believes embracing Pakistan reflects a person’s religiosity, says AJAZ ASHRAF

Oct 19, 2012 1 Comment

In his lavish autobiography, Joseph Anton, Salman Rushdie expresses bewilderment at the decision of his father Anis to choose Pakistan over India late in his life. We are not provided the precise year in which Anis and his family took residence in Karachi. We are told only this much — at the time of their [...]

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COOKED BOOK

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Vadra’s dodgy Corp Bank draft can invite a probe, says VRINDA GOPINATH   Will the mysterious overdraft of Rs 7.94 crore issued by public sector Corporation Bank on behalf of Robert Vadra’s Sky Light Hospitality invite a probe? Last week, as details about the Family’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s brass-to-gold business dealings emerged, one particular transaction [...]

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GRANDY JOURNALISM

Oct 15, 2012 4 Comments

Please save us from pompous & self-obsessive hacks, writes VRINDA GOPINATH   The Salman & Louise Khursheed full-blown media eruption because of their alleged misappropriation of funds from their private trust, the Zakir Hussein Memorial Trust, raises several issues for journalists. The Union Law Minister Salman Khursheed himself began his Press conference on Sunday afternoon [...]

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Miracle drug can turn your Dinky Business into Super Size Billion Biz, says VRINDA GOPINATH

Oct 12, 2012 4 Comments

It’s the new miracle drug to hit town — VIADRA — that has magically shown how it can transform your dinky, piddling, paltry, two-bit business dirt hole into a Super Size Mega Bucks Billionaire-Business Empire overnight! Everyone now wants to be the VIADRA MAN — it spells unmatched money, power, influence, youth and vanity. You [...]

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FDI in RETAIL benefits Bharti in billions being local partner, reports VRINDA GOPINATH

Oct 04, 2012 3 Comments

It’s amazing how Big Media persistently refuses to ask Big Questions to Big Corporations. Now, this may sound like some routine Corporation Bashing but honestly, can these Big Guys ever come clean?   Take the FDI in Retail that has got the media all in a slather, and typically the focus has been on the [...]

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How West Indian cricketers flamboyantly smoked out colonialism, writes AJAZ ASHRAF

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Before the dimming of lights, I quickly counted the number of people in the theatre screening the cricket documentary, Fire in Babylon. There were eight of us, like so many teeth in a gnarled mouth time had ravaged. The scene was even more dismal in another part of Delhi: a friend was asked to wait [...]

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GRAFFITI IN VERSOVA by TYLER

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

  TYLER FROM VERSOVA GETS HIS ALIAS FROM Tyler Durden, the anti-establishment hero from the movie FIGHT CLUB. THIS GRAFFITI ARTIST HAS SAID: HIS SPRAY CAN FEELS LIKE AN AK47.   COURTESY – LUBNA KHAN CAPTION: AGAINST ANIMAL KILLING? asks LUBNA COURTESY – FATCAP CAPTION: THERE GOES THE MUMBAI NIGHT LIFE   COURTESY – FATCAP [...]

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