Headlines : February 6th, 2008

Big news!! Shah Rukh Khan will soon host his next reality show which will be on the lines of the US-based show, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader. His first guest will be Raj Thackeray.

Raj Thackeray’s incendiary remarks. He accused Amitabh Bachchan and his family of making their money in Maharashtra but deciding to spend it elsewhere. The Bachchan family was not available for comment since they were away in Jaipur (Rajasthan) to lavishly celebrate Abhishek’s 32nd birthday.

Amitabh Bachchan has taken the moral high ground by refusing to take any action against Raj Thackeray. He is not going to lodge a police complaint or move him to court or try and get the MNS activists behind bars. Amar Singh will take care of all that.

The Govt has serious concerns over BJP leader LK Advani’s security, who is planning on a series of rallies nationwide. They reckon more people in the country are keen on bombing him than listening to him.

The kidney scam. Key accused Amit Kumar in deeper trouble. It now emerges that Doctor Kumar had political connections apart from underhand links with the local police. Even the BCCI concedes it can’t save him now.

Tech news. Transcend has announced its latest MP3 player, the T.sonic 850. It sports a 1.8-inches full-color screen, and up to 8GB storage capacity. The tag-line for the product is – Handy for ‘Transcend’ental Meditation.

Speaking of which, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has passed away at the age of 91. He was best known for being the guru of the Beatles and the Beach Boys. And for making TM a TM.

“Being happy is of the utmost importance. Under all circumstances be happy …” – was the Maharishi’s message. I had no idea Nicolas Sarkozy was his disciple too.

The Maharishi was born in Madhya Pradesh but went on to spread his TM concept worldwide since 1958. “No comments” said a grim-faced Raj Thackeray.

Heading into Super Tuesday, opinion polls reveal that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are pretty much neck to neck. That’s closer than Bill ever got to her in the last 10 years.

Elections will be taking place in more than 22 states with huge crowds expected to turn up for voting. Not as huge as the ones for American Idol auditions. But huge nevertheless.

An egg was thrown at Muralitharan from a guy in a passing car which hit the spinner on his back. Murali was impressed and angry at the same time. He realized that he was no more the only expert at chucking spherical objects from impossible angles at people.

Reports say that when he was on a tour to India in 2002, cricketer Shoaib Malik secretly married and abandoned a Hyderabadi girl named Ayesha. The words Pakistani Skipper assume a whole new meaning in this context.

A new study at the University of Helsinki shows that women take more sick leave than men. And not just when they are in bed, the researchers pointed out.

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