Saturday, June 27, 2009

Which is your favourite Michael Jackson song?

I took a trip down memory lane on the day Michael Jackson died and listened to songs by the 'King of Pop'. I have had favourites over the years but now if I had to choose one song that exemplifies Michael -- it has to be 'We Are the World'.

But I can't seem to choose my favourite among his solo hits. Each song has its unique appeal. What about you?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Shiney shining no more -- and the media too

Okay, I get it. Bollywood star Shiney Ahuja has been charged with raping his maid. And wife Anupam is saying he's innocent.

What I don't get is how the media is already assuming Ahuja is guilty.

I was shocked to hear a Delhi radio station use the news for a call-in contest.

"Anupam is defending her husband and has forgiven him," the RJ said. "We women keep forgiving our husband's mistakes and defend them. Tell us about when you covered up your husband's mistakes."

Even assuming Ahuja is guilty, the media is more obsessed with the celebrity scandal rather than the rape victim.

Author and blogger Amit Varma spoke to his friends and finds many of them surprised not because Ahuja allegedly raped someone, but because the victim was his maid.

So I guess it would have been less of a surprise for them if Ahuja had raped someone better looking and befitting his status -- a Bollywood actress perhaps.

What do you think?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

India Blog Mela - May 2009

Twisted DNA is at the receiver's end.

Silverine is Hindicapped.

Nikhil is dealing in lost soles.

The Daily Tamasha finds multiplex popcorn sellers have gone on strike.

Suchitra is talking about the ying yang balance.

Whatay goes to the UK - Part II.

That's all for now. The June 2009 Blog Mela returns early next month. But before leaving, do please vote for the best post in the May 2009 Blog Mela.

Did you just come across a quirky, interesting or something-that-tugs-at-your-heartstrings blog? If yes, feel free to nominate it for the June 2009 Blog Mela being hosted here on July 2.

How to Nominate
- Leave a comment on this post OR better still - Mail me at toeknee (at) gmail (dot) com

- Posts must have been written by Indians or have an Indian angle
- Only posts published between 1-30 June 2009 would be accepted
- If possible, please nominate individual posts, not the whole blog
- Feel free to nominate something you have written. Immodesty appreciated
- You can nominate as many blog posts as you like - provided you really like them
- Only nominations received before midnight on July 2 stand a chance to be featured in the Top 10 list
- No, you don't get any moolah for nominating or getting featured in the Blog Mela. That could change once I am a millionaire but for now you'll just have to bear with me
- Yours truly reserves the right to nominate good posts which you ignore

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