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Offensive Ad Watch: Comcast ‘Bus’ Commercial. WTF?

In India on October 31, 2009 at 5:03 pm

This ad is just deeply disgusting and offensive on too many levels. Unlike many commenters on its viral journey, we don’t find it one bit funny. Neither the concept, nor the casting.

We’re hoping this is a fake, though haven’t been able to verify it. If it’s not, then Comcast has hit a new low of Comcastic.

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Geoengineering A Cooler Planet. ‘Cos We’re Too Stupid To Change Our Ways.

In Environment, India, Science on October 31, 2009 at 10:21 am

So we got ourselves in a pickle – we’ve overpopulated the earth, screwed the atmosphere with CO2 emissions, polluted the land and water with fertilizers and industrial waste, killed off species and watch as more go extinct, drilled and dug for every bit of mineral and fossil fuel.

So let’s try the other route – geoengineering – grow artificial trees, create plankton booms, block sunlight from space and create biochar.

On This Day…

In Gandhi, History, India on October 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

At 9:20 am on October 31, 1984 India’s prime minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by two of her Sikh security guards.  Another tragedy was about to unfold later that day.  One that would haunt India and its Sikh community forever.

Over the next 5 days riots resulted in a level of carnage that shocked India and the world – thousands of Sikhs were lynched or burned alive in retaliation of Indira Gandhi’s assassination.  Two of Mrs. Gandhi’s assassins were hanged five years later, and one acquitted.  The Sikh community still awaits justice for those that perpetrated the brutal killings of over 3,000  Sikhs.

5 Continents. 6 Faiths. 7 Languages. 8 Women. 1 daring ambition …..

In India on October 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm


The Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition will see 8 women from the Commonwealth countries of Cyprus, Ghana, India, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Jamaica and the United Kingdom brave blizzards, crevasses and temperatures below -30C as they ski over 900 kilometres across Antarctica to the Geographic South Pole.

Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu, a 38-year-old freelance outdoor instructor from Darjeeling, and experienced mountaineer, will be the first Indian woman to ski all the way to the South Pole.

Ladies, you rock!

The 5th Annual British Curry Awards.

In Food/Drink, India on October 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Who knew? Even curries have Oscars!

(Via Times Online 2006) There are now nearly 10,000 “spice restaurants” in the UK and they turn over more than £2 billion a year…probably a lot more by now in 2009.