December 29, 2009
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 10:33 PM
December 24, 2009
A Congress politician in a nehru jacket and gelled hair, calling his party's flip-flop on Telangana within 3 weeks as a "Dynamic Response to a changing situation".
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 12:51 AM
December 5, 2009
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 10:24 PM
December 4, 2009
It is very tough to make lemonade. This is the sole reason of existence for a million gurus that charge by the half-minute.
p.s. - rant after briefly catching a glimpse of a highly paid lemonade guru on TV, facing serious charges
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 11:50 PM
November 8, 2009
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 12:01 AM
November 1, 2009
It was by complete random chance that I picked up 2 states by Chetan Bhagat, at the Odyssey Checkout line while waiting in a long queue to pay for some business books.
- One, it is short so really not a time-sucker
- Two, the narrative is fast with good masala and the author makes great use of his work experience to go back in time and plug himself as a dude
- Three, it has a 'soon to be a Bollywood flick' feel to it. Somehow I get this feeling that it was written keeping a certain producer (whose name starts with K) in mind. I could also identify the exact places in the book for six songs
- And finally, at Rs. 95 it is critic-proof. I mean why would you diss a book if it costs only 95 bucks and a couple of nights after work to read
July 30, 2009
Viigo claims to be "The one app you'll never want to be without" and it is so true in my case. My BlackBerry is so much more useful and fun with it.
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 12:47 AM
June 20, 2009
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 11:59 PM
April 10, 2009
I am bombarded with ads (both display and search) that promote LK Advani, his blog and his party's site anywhere I go on the dubdubdub... and am surprised to see none from the Indian Congress party. In fact I tried to look really hard covering some obvious keywords that they would have used - but guess what - 'Congress' throws up LK Advani in the paid ads on Google :)
This congress-apathy towards online campaigning is somewhat surprising, considering the plethora of new-gen, tech savvy Congress politicos such as Jindal, Scindia and Deora or even Rahul Gandhi. Either they don't care about the small but influential online population or they simply missed this sitter.
The BJP bombardment technique actually worked for me as I finally succumbed and checked out the site and his blog. To give credit where it's due - it's pretty well designed and covers enough ammunition for a consideration for fence-sitters.
In today's coalition era politics, every vote counts; a lesson that every politician should have learnt from the experiences of a certain Mr. Al Gore
Posted by Vinay Pandey at 11:27 PM