Monthly Archives: April 2008

The End of the World As We Know It

Yes, the world of the cricket fan will never be the same again. Once was that people would actually come to a stadium/switch on their TVs NOT to watch Bollywood stars in muscle tees or halters, NOT to ogle at … Continue reading

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Launch of City of Love in Delhi, 24 May 2008

I’ve finally got everything in place to launch City of Love in Delhi. The event will be at the Attic in Connaught Place, at 6.30 pm. Vidya Rao, a noted exponent of thumri, as well as a dear friend, will … Continue reading

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MA and MPhil Admissions 2008

Forms are now available for the admissions test for MA Arts and MPhil Arts. Here is the notification in pdf which gives all the information on minimum requirements etc. You can download the forms from the JU website or click … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Is My Chorus

Kari, Amruta Patil, HarperCollins India, Rs 295, ISBN 978-81-7223-710-3 Comics are clearly the Next Big Thing in this country. For a serious artist, there is nothing more galling that being seen as a practitioner of the Next Big Thing, however … Continue reading

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Backward Classes

There is now a great to-do about the reservations for OBCs mandated by the Supreme Court. By excluding the so called ‘creamy layer’, the learned Court has managed to please nobody, except perhaps the vanishingly small minority of people who … Continue reading

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So That's How They Came Up With It

This cartoon was sent to me by a friend, so I can’t tell you the provenance of this internet meme. Explains a lot, though, doesn’t it? Meanwhile kudos to Baichung Bhutia for having the moxie to stand up and be … Continue reading

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So That’s How They Came Up With It

This cartoon was sent to me by a friend, so I can’t tell you the provenance of this internet meme. Explains a lot, though, doesn’t it? Meanwhile kudos to Baichung Bhutia for having the moxie to stand up and be … Continue reading

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