Archive - 2006

June 11th

bye bye go

Go 92.5, completes its niche-English to mainstream-Hindi transformation (read “selling out”) with a new name. I think the trite, unimaginative name befits the new avatar, considering that Indian Television already has not one but two channels with the same name.


the namesake

The trailer for the movie adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri’s book, The Namesake is out.


June 7th


McDonald’s Interactive — featuring McChe, Rona McRiveter, and McHatma McGhandi.


bengali state of mind

From an orkut scrap by “Rohit”:

Bengali is a state of mind, not a state of geography. e.g. all Indian Nobel prize winners are Bengali, like Mother Teresa and C.V.Raman.


June 5th

geneva sheneva


slashdot redesigns

Welcome to the all new Web 2.0 styled Slashdot.


June 4th

fountain soda

The Diet Coke and Mentos trick taken to a whole new level.


June 3rd

all the mp3

US threatens Russia’s WTO entry with This is funny and disturbing at the same time.


the real story of the mice

Two mice fell in a bucket of cream. One gave up and drowned. However, the other struggled so much that he turned the cream to butter and crawled out. Unfortunately, the second one was lactose intolerant, and he had ingested sufficient quantities of the cream to cause a massive allergic attack, triggering a massive anaphylactic shock that killed him.

Moral of the story: If you’re a mouse stuck in a bucket of cream, you’re screwed.


June 2nd

meters down

The Indian Auto Rickshaw Challenge – I’m going to keep track of this – looks very promising.