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Goodbye Bafana

Films about personal struggle and social turmoil often don’t make for much repeated viewing. Let’s face it, after you watched Hotel Rwanda, the next time you wanted to watch anything to do with genocide or even Africa was at least a year away. Which makes a DVD purchase of a personal struggle story, even one as crucial as Nelson Mandela’s, ...

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The Book Thief

The novel gives us a gripping account of Nazi Germany in 1939. Ever pictured Death as anyone other than the Grim Reaper? Or it showing a considerable amount of compassion for the lives that it snatches away? If you want an honest and soulful account of World War II through the eyes of Death, then Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief ...

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Valentech!

The best tech to gift on Valentine’s Day What is Valentine’s Day without a cellphone that can take hi-resolution photographs of your romantic boat ride, allow you to videochat with your special someone throughout the day, and pinpoint your dinner reservation’s exact location via GPS? Exactly. What is Valentine’s Day without technology? We asked resident techxpert Satish S that and ...

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Coraline – DVD review

How is it to live in two parallel worlds at the same time, that too when the two worlds are exactly the same? For the answer, you must watch Coraline. For those who missed the film in the theatres, the DVD is now out in the market. This film might be a little too scary for the kids, but director ...

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Scoop wallah

I am not much of a non-fiction or travel book person. I do browse through such books at stores, but never pick any. The name Scoop-Wallah caught my eye, not in the store, but at JAM. The book by Justine Hardy, which, has been re-published after a decade, can be best described as an outsider’s perspective on India. The author, ...

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V Kidnap

Another reality show gets added to Channel V’s list. Since the rants and complaints seem to have no effect, let’s go straight to the show. It’s basically about a person who gets “kidnapped” (read: taken away by the channel) and two of the kidnapped person’s friends have to “rescue” him/ her. Most of the times, it will be a “her”, ...

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The Bad Dog’s Diary

I like dogs, but under normal circumstances I would not buy a book about a dog. The Bad Dog’s diary caught my eye while browsing through the ‘best sellers’ at the Crossword Book store and the first paragraph had me hooked. Within the next five minutes, I had swiped the card and the book was mine! It is not every ...

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Flashy Features good performance

Design and Build The misconception crops up because of design factors like the candybar design, landscape display and a full QWERTY keypad below – more popular among the BlackBerry phones. The Samsung OmniaPRO does have the same basic design, but if you look closely there are enough differences that make it stand apart from any BlackBerry out there. The OmniaPRO ...

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Nokia 6700 Classic Review

Design & Construction Although it has the same basic design lines as the 6300, the 6700 Classic has some key differences; the keys around the D-pad are now flush with the body and not raised. The D-pad itself is slightly curved around the edges. Similarly, the alphanumeric keys below are now completely flush under a shiny mirror finished plastic mat, ...

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FundACause

Ever wanted to contribute to a cause and didn’t know whom to contact? Well, now you do. Chandni Parekh, a social psychologist and a sexuality educator, started putting up all the causes which needed support on her blog http://FundACause.posterous.com and also tweeting them. “I started out six months ago on Twitter by writing about all those who needed and offered ...

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