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UPDATE: “Jai Ho” and “Slumdog Millionaire” Soundtrack Win Grammies!

In Entertainment, India, Music on January 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Congrats to A.R. Rahman for his brilliant soundtrack “Slumdog Millionaire” and its title track “Jai Ho” for winning each a 2010 Grammy Award!

Recently, Mr. Rahman was also the 2010 Padma Bhush recipient, the third in the hierarchy of civilian awards in India. (Wikipedia)



UPDATE: Paes Wins 11th! Grand Slam Title!

In India, Sports on January 31, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Congratulations to Leander Paes and his mixed-doubles partner Cara Black for winning the Mixed-Doubles Australian Open Championship  in straight sets 7-5, 6-3!  Five of these Grand Slam wins are in mixed doubles, while the other six are for men’s doubles.  He’s realized that singles is not his game, so good for him for realizing his strengths and going with doubles. It surely seems to be paying off – congrats!

Leander Paes and Cara Black pose with the trophy

Scientifically Proven – Power Corrupts Those Who Think They Deserve It.

In India, Politics, Science on January 31, 2010 at 8:15 am

Bankers who game the system, corrupt politicians who abuse public funds, ‘powerful’ people who preach moral values while having extramarital affairs – why do they do it? The Economist explains the results of a study by Joris Lammers and Adam Galinsky that shows “power tends to corrupt and to promote a hypocritical tendency to hold other people to a higher standard than oneself.”

The most frustrating part is that most often, we the ordinary folks have all the power in our hands to use the knowledge to change this. But we consciously choose to use it against our own interests – whether voting for corrupt politicians, or consuming products from unethical companies, or lapping up the shenanigans of morally bankrupt celebrities.

(Hattip – Andrew Sullivan)

French At War With The British…Over The G Spot.

In India, Women's Issues on January 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm

The Brits say it doesn’t exist. The French fire back that at least 60% of women have it.

Meanwhile this little detail on the British study was quite fascinating – the largest ever carried out on the body part that bears the initial of its discoverer, German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg – involved 1,800 female twins being asked whether or not they thought they had a G-spot. Researchers concluded earlier this month that there was no proof to suggest it existed. (Guardian)

When will they get it? Women are complex creatures. Folks…just really stop trying to figure us out.

NRI Patriotism Cartoon

In India, Politics on January 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm