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Not an Idiot

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What Aamir Khan knows about you.

Stories in this issue

What the Camera Saw

It had been a long wait. Finally, an interview had been scheduled with Aamir Khan, a.k.a. AK. In Bangalore. No guarantees of a photo-shoot, but I thought I’d tag along anyway. Who in his right mind…

Business Briefing 02/01

To Beam or Not to Beam By the time you read this, your favourite station on WorldSpace Satellite Radio would have gone silent. The recession-stricken company had filed for bankruptcy in the US in…

India This Week

Looking for a  Lifeline One of the remedies the Congress High Command is working on in its desperate bid to contain the crisis in Andhra Pradesh is to effect top-level changes in the state. It’s…

Subprime Churchill’s Rs 13 Debt to India

Whether Britain ever officially acknowledges its debt to India or not, this is one debt they will have trouble denying. The BBC reports that the Bangalore Club in India has a ledger showing that…

The Britney-Soparakar Bullshit Affair

Britney Spears has made a list of the most ridiculous stories which have been printed on her. Titled, ‘The Year in BS’ (yes, BS means bullshit), there are 75 stories and the top one is about her…

They Called Him Kimputer

Kim Peek suffered from the Savant Syndrome and inspired the character of Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman, in Rain Man. On 19 December, Peek (58) died of a heart attack in Salt Lake City,…

How the UN Could Acquire a Bhadralok Touch

Raj Thackeray, this may not make for happy reading. Bengalis are making a push for their tongue to be recognised as an official UN language. This will make Bengali the seventh official language of…

God’s Tipsy Country

Kerala registered record liquor sales for the festive season. According to a spokesperson of the Kerala State Beverages Corporation, beer and Indian Made Foreign Liquor has never been as much in…

Looking Back at the Next Decade

Physicist Stephen Hawking presented the most potent argument against the possibility of time travel. If it could happen, he said, there would be lots of people from the future among us already. Open…

Networking=Not Working Enough

The average corporate employee’s 8-hour day has become seven hours, thanks to social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut. Here are some of the other interesting numbers from an all-India survey…