Weekend news update : 6th May, 2007

Its World Laughter Day today. I think the country is not short of laughs anyway. As long as we have Magistrates like Dinesh Kumar Gupta issuing arrest warrants to Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty over a kiss……

Meanwhile, the three IPS officers arrested for the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter have been remanded in police custody till May 8. The hearing took place in a fake court, with a fake judge and fake lawyers. Even the three IPS officers dint bother to show up. They sent replacements.

Another injury scare. Rahul Dravid got hit on the nose during practice yesterday. He now has to decide which is more painful to deal with– the blow on the nose or the new contracts handed out to the team by the BCCI.

That’s right. The BCCI and the Indian players are at loggerheads over the new contracts, with reduced remunerations and restrictions on signing endorsement deals. The players are seeking counsel from their lawyers. Or as Tendulkar puts it– ‘The greatest battle lies within……..the boardroom’.

Speaking of which, Spiderman-3 has opened well in theatres worldwide. It’s about how an ordinary man is expected to perform superhero activities, while also fighting the demons of evil and stupidity inside him. But enough about Rahul Gandhi and the UP elections…..

France today voted in an election run-off – with conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal, the main contenders. Irrespective of who wins, the country will celebrate by burning cars and rioting wildly in the ghettos of Paris.

If Sergolene Royal wins, she would be the first woman to get elected the President of France. Unless you count her predecessor Jacques Chirac. His reputation as a certified sissy was only enhanced by his decision to send 37 soldiers to Iraq.

There was some commotion outside PM Manmohan Singh’s official residence on Thursday following a suicide attempt by a troubled man, who was having problems with his marriage. Nope…..it’s not what you are thinking….not Abhishek.

The UN Panel on Climate Change stated that global warming can be limited if average citizens make valuable contributions by making small lifestyle changes. For starters, the panel recommends that if Indians stop burning effigies of Shilpa Shetty and Rakhi Sawant, global warming would be down by as much as 10 percent by the weekend.

The world’s largest passenger aircraft A-380, touched down for the first time in India to mark the second anniversary celebrations of Kingfisher Airlines, which has ordered five A-380 planes. These planes have the capacity to hold up to 850 passengers or both Vijay Mallya and his ego, whichever is larger.

Floyd Mayweather won the much touted boxing match against champion Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday. He said he was pushed on by the roaring crowd, who were busy chanting ‘We want Ali and Frazier back!’

Actress Trisha celebrated her birthday on Friday by visiting cancer afflicted people in Chennai. She explained that she usually spends birthdays with family and friends but the paparazzi dint seem to be interested in covering that sort of thing. She also said that she was very happy to be involved in this good cause – namely, promoting her upcoming movie, ‘Bheema’.



  1. Good read again vetti! but unlike spiderman, rahul gandhi has other super’heroes’ to deal with as well such as Catwoman aka mayawati, batman and robin aka mulayam n amar. Also unlike toby maguire rahul cant even pretend to be a nerd(rem de story about him not having any degress…:d)

    Also, how the hell did the A-380 touch down after circling the airport just once? Plz do let the Air india authorities know how……chow!


  2. machan, i find it hard to believe that you have had nothing to say for over 5 months now…if not Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag, i certainly thought the nuclear deal defnitely had more humour content ;)….good to see u here, buddy!


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