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When Sport Took a Backseat

Last fortnight has been embarrassing for sport in general and for the spirit of sport in particular. When the connoisseurs of the game could have enjoyed watching Zaheer negotiate Tremlett’s steep bounce, they were instead forced to see him garden the turf for jelly beans. The immature prank played by impetuous English cricketers has clearly undermined the competitive spirit of ...

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BOLLYWOOD INDEPENDUD!

Angrez chale gaye, kharaab patriotic movies chhod gaye! It’s been 60 years since India became a free country but the 150 years before that and the idea of ‘mera Bharat mahaan’ after that has given a very convenient topic to film-makers with lots of money and no story idea. That topic is patriotism. There are two categories of patriotic films. ...

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Cellphone Review: S E K810i

This K790i variant is better looking, 5mm thinner and weighs only 103 g, but functionally it stays at par. The front section is glossy, but finger-print prone. The 240 x 320 screen shows 262K colours. Navigation isn’t easy as the joystick, though smooth, doesn’t stick out enough. The small circular keys do look distinctly attractive, but they are not text-friendly ...

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Last Bencher

The name says it all. Last bencher. Some people love it. The nerds despise it. It’s very tough to explain why. Somehow they feel they have been transported to some other planet where they are all alone; where they can’t concentrate on what is being taught. But trust me it’s not true. There are people who lead the pack even ...

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The Sound of Music 40th Anniversary Special

It won 5 Oscars, was nominated for several others, and is the quintessential feel-good movie. I am talking about The Sound of Music: hummable songs, mind-blowing locales and a captivating storyline, made it the biggest success of its time. Now you might be wondering, itni purani movie and uske gun gaan ab? Kyun?? That’s because we just happened to see ...

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Indian Idle??

Abhijeet Sawant, Rahul Vaidya, Amit Sana, Qazi Tauqeer, Ruprekha Bannerjee… these and the many others singers that various talent shows spew out into the music industry seem to have disappeared. Priyanka Dharwadkar finds out… Abhijeet Sawant: Won the title of ‘Indian Idol’ on March 5, ’05. His album ‘Aapka Abhijeet’ did quite well, selling 70,000 copies on the 1st day, ...

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Windows Vista

Vista is one, big, obnoxious monster. Thankfully Hemant Sahi has a few tricks up his sleeve that make life smoother Even though it looks pretty, Windows vista can be a pig to use when you’ve spent all your life customizing and working on an XP setup. So here’s a quick guide to calming down, the most hyper active OS by ...

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Book review: Joker in the Pack

Yet another addition to the latest hot genre of campus fiction. Thanks to Mr. Bhagat publishing houses are leaping at young writers ready to pour out their campus experiences. We had “Mediocre but Arrogant”, “Above Average” and now this one. Joker in the Pack comes with a badly designed cover which seems to be the norm for new writers these ...

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God of War 2 PS2

GOW2 marks the return of the tattooed, bladed, baldie Kratos in a merciless slashfest through the mythical Greek lands. Storyline – Zeus is pissed at Kratos for helping Sparta and takes away his God status and with that his powers. With Gaia’s help, who herself doesn’t like Zeus, our hero sets about on his slashfest, cutthroat, all action journey to ...

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Radio Blog Club

Every once in a while comes a website that is so cool that it’s almost illegal. Radioblogclub.com is one such website. With loads of music to stream, the website hosts every artist from Metallica to Mozart. The interface is brilliantly simplistic, easy to navigate. The songs may be streamed at different output levels complimenting one’s bandwidth. But hold your horses, ...

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