Saturday, 20 October 2007


As with other programming on Indian television these days, I'm soon going to start cribbing about reality television too. There's only so much you can take of singing competitions, dance shows and sundry other what-have-yous. At one point, like with caves (what?!), if you've seen one, you've seen them all.
And then coming to how fair they are. I have some serious doubts there. As is often debated, I really believe a strong cell phone network in the participants' respective hometowns combined with great SMS power can safely see them through. After all, what does actual talent have to do with it? Jazz up a motley group of participants, throw in a free makeover or two, fling on the glad rags, and there you go - you have a star in the making. Never mind that the said individual cannot sing his or her way out of the oft-used paper bag.
Have SMS, will win!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007


Takes many forms, this one. Has many sources, too. That which helps you think better, and maybe even do better is the one to give a thumbs-up to, right?

Look around, you mayn't even have to look far: It can be something, however small, right in your home even. Or a person. A grandparent, a parent, a sibling. For those flaunting wedding rings, maybe a spouse.

Things mostly look good.

Friday, 5 October 2007


So much for communication. A mobile phone company can be loads of trouble, I've learnt.
Dial the supposed helpline... Listen to a tinny voice, ear-splitting hold music... and dial:
1 for billing details.
2 for special offers.
3 for latest updates.
4 for caller tunes.
What about a number that connects you to a real, live human?