G Khamba
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Blogs

Moral of Subrata Roy's story: don't mess with SC, public sentiment

The judiciary is not something to be scoffed at and neither is public sentiment.

Entertainment

Akshat Singh's got talent, but are audiences laughing at a 'fat' kid?

What I’m waiting to see is how the corporate machine working on Akshat’s behalf chugs on, knowing that there’s a limited window within which to maximize on his fame.

Life

If it's AIB versus The Viral Fever, then the loser is you

There should be hundreds of channels like AIB and TVF to cater to different audience’s tastes, expose more people to live comedy and convince them that comedy is a voice in this country. Instead, in a country of more than a billion people and in a creative field that regularly draws live audiences by the thousands, we’ve got two.

Entertainment

Don't Bollywood fans deserve a live telecast of award ceremonies?

What would be fantastic, however, is if we can pull off a ceremony in the near future that’s telecast live.

Entertainment

Reactions to Hrithik-Sussanne divorce prove India's stuck in a time warp

You would think India would have changed somewhat in its reaction to a couple’s divorce in the 21st century, but if coverage of the Hrithik–Sussanne divorce is anything to go by, I was sadly mistaken.

Entertainment

Flashing a pink moustache, Govinda's back to offend you

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is what is commonly referred to as a mid-life crisis. A famous star wakes up one morning to find himself selling sandhi-sudha tablets to immortal Indian grandmothers

Blogs

AAP has disproved the cynics, but lets not get swept away

As more statistics roll in, I cannot help but feel a little less cynical about the voters of Delhi.

Blogs

Pakistani beer in India: It's everything Aman ki Asha hoped for

Once Murree Beer comes to India, it will be the first time Indians will be happy that something flammable has crossed the border from Pakistan.

Blogs

How Whatsapp, BBM and Viber have ruined conversations

Today we’ve reached a stage where we’re seeing proliferation of not just devices but software through which we communicate. Am I the only one who has more messenger services on their phone than actual friends?

News & Analysis

How Whatsapp, BBM and Viber have ruined conversations

Today we've reached a stage where we're seeing proliferation of not just devices but software through which we communicate. Am I the only one who has more messenger services on their phone than actual friends?

Life

The government shouldn't ban porn websites: Here's why

My hope is that our government and judiciary will realise the value of pornography and also that we as a society will hold on to porn’s ability to promote social cohesion among all hormonal Indians as it negotiates its shift from an analogue to a more digital environment. I for one cannot wait to watch some on Google Glass.

Entertainment

Decoding our eternal hope for an alternate ending for Big B, Rekha

Our obsession with Bachchan and Rekha stretches as far back as the end of Silsila.

Entertainment

Why pick on SRK when Grand Masti writer confesses copying jokes?

With Shah Rukh, it came across as betrayal. Like kids waking up one fine morning only to discover they were, in fact, adopted. Collective chants of et tu, Shah Rukh, if you will.

Entertainment

Veena Malik's 'Supermodel' could be India's next entry for the Oscars

Going by current trends of choosing the best film to emerge out of India, I am certain that Supermodel will be India’s entry to the Oscars next year. You don’t want to miss out.

Life

Thank you Hiroshi Yamauchi, for Nintendo

To Mr Yamauchi, thank you for Nintendo, the Gameboy that taught me to be anti-social before Twitter, the Nintendo 64 and the Gamecube. Actually, for both our sakes, let's just ignore that last one.

News & Analysis

Thank you Hiroshi Yamauchi, for Nintendo

To Mr Yamauchi, thank you for Nintendo, the Gameboy that taught me to be anti-social before Twitter, the Nintendo 64 and the Gamecube. Actually, for both our sakes, let's just ignore that last one.

Blogs

Miss America: the pageant that lets all variety of racists go crackers

Why Indian racists were not so pleased with America's backlash after Nina Davuluri won Miss America.

Blogs

What is the point of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch?

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a perfect of example of technology giants’ obsession with creating new categories of products without working on fundamental solutions

Life

Caught in a scam? Here's what will get you out of trouble

Have you scammed the country off billions and yet think you don't deserve to be jailed. Here are famed Indian techniques to keep you out.