Headlines : 1st September, Friday

Twas another hot hot day in Chennai. It was so hot that people were sweating like Intel employees checking their inbox for new mails.

In spite of the protests by the Muslims in Jharkhand, L.K.Advani is firm on the view that everyone has to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ on Sep 7th. You know what this means….the BJP feels that it has no chance of winning the elections in Jharkhand next year.

After all the brouhaha over the pesticide issue, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has beaten Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the Forbes’ 100 most powerful women’s list. Well, I guess the score now reads: Colas 1, India 0.

Meanwhile, Saurav Ganguly said in a CNN- IBN interview that it hurts him to be out of the team. Surprising to learn that it is hurting someone……….cause the team seems to be doing just fine in his absence….

That’s right. India coach Greg Chappell has ruled out Saurav making a return to the team. I don’t know if people are happy with the decision but the Sensex closed 75 points higher at 11,700 at close of business.

Sanjay Manjrekar, the former Indian batsman, has said that ball-tampering can be done without being caught on any of the numerous television cameras. (There are more than 50 cameras on the grounds these days, btw). It’s a stupid thing to say but the bright side is that no one really cares for his opinion…….

The body of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was buried on Friday by the Pakistani authorities in the absence of his relatives and fellow tribesmen. Seems they were all off to the theatres to watch ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ which released today.

The EU is soon going to begin a series of talks on a renewed plan for peace in the Middle East. Interestingly, the talks have been titled – ‘Let’s all get our asses outta there’

Hurricane ‘Ernesto’ has weakened to a tropical depression and will not cause as much damage as expected. I don’t think President Bush understands the concept here as his reaction to this was ‘Vamoos Ernesto!!!’

Meanwhile, citizens of Mexico’s Baja peninsula have been asked to evacuate the place immediately with Hurricane John heading that way. By citizens, one is of course referring to those ‘Californians’ on vacation in Mexico……:-)

In his speech today, George Bush has reaffirmed that the US must win the war in Iraq at any cost. I don’t know about the winning……. but he has already taken care of the ‘at any cost’ part’.

Andre Agassi has moved into the third round of the US Open with a 5 set win over Marcos Baghdatis. I don’t know if he got really tired after the match, but Agassi has asked for his next match to be held sometime in December.



  1. Some of us are holding our breath here eagerly awaiting the COTW announcement. We are so anxious that we are not able to carry on as usual. So, please post ASAP:).

    And how could you even eat Lebanese food without me?!


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