"Advani to resign in December" screamed the single column headline, full story on page 345 or something like that. Yep, the fact that Bombay media like the city lives on an island became even more apparent. While Gaan-Party visarjhans took place all over the city, and many of my friends also disappeared to attend the 'Trance' Gaan-Party at Mahim (3000 people supposedly, which would make it one of the larger Gaan-Party, and non Shiv-Sainiks here I was told) I picked up another magazine to read.
This one called itself 'Car', and well it was about, you guessed it, cars. They have amazing print quality and great content from Car magazine in the UK, the Indian content on the other hand seemed excrutiatingly dull and boring. Maybe that is because we consider the Ford Ikon an exciting car, which it is, but in the UK someone with a similar PPP income would drive an Audi TT (which in India would cost close to Rs 40 lakhs), so I put the magazine away and went over to friends house to continue my renewed passion for old Bond flicks. This time I saw the Timothy Dalton starrer The Living Daylights. OK, it was fun to see half a billion dollars worth of pure Afghan opium deposited over the badlands, but Art Mullick as an Afghan warlord, puh-leeze! However I do think that Timothy Dalton was a better 007 than Pierce Brosnan is.
Anyway, after that ended we just happened to sweitch to HBO and caught a great Romantic Comedy, with the emphasis on Comedy called Tomcats. It was actually a good watch on a day when all the booze shops and thus bars were shut on account of a dry day. Not a drop of booze in Bombay, on a Saturday of all days. I have still to work out this concept of a 'dry day'. Why, why, why?
Anyway, now I'm at work and I have many stories to write. None of them involve a bar-dancer called Tarannum Khan or Gillette's new FIVE bladed razor. Listen, I think two blades is a blade too many, so five blades is overkill. But I'm sure it will make the list of several guys I know, after all, many blades on a razor might be a Ferrari to the twin-bladed 'Presto' sort of Volkswagen. But at $11.99 for the powered razor, it won't be too expensive. Maybe, I'll get one too.
But talking about Tarannum Khan, she wasn't the ugly Bargirl that the papers made her out to be. She was quite a hottie, and as they say the proof of the pudding lies in the eating, in this case the proof lies in the seeing.
EDIT : I stand corrected, these pics are not of Tarannum but of Tamanna. Damn! I should have realised because they came from a person who does PR for a large corporate, and while the media is dubious enough, PR is in a different league of rumour-mongering. These pictures are of Telegu film actress Tamanna, and while I agree that she is hot (check out the photoshoot), I should have known better than to forward the mail to 5000 people clogging up the interweb in India. You know who to blame if your server is slow today. Blame PR.