Friday, September 22, 2006

There is so much happening...

I didn't say it first!
But I had heard about it, I'm not so sure about the Delhi Mirror part though, because that might actually be the brand they use to launch the baby. So is this like that stupid 'No Poaching Agreement' that they signed - the story goes that good ol' Sammy paid Shobhana so many compliments that she got bowled over and then he pulled out a sheet of paper and got her to sign it. Of course, it wasn't HT, because sammy didn't want a bunch of deadwood, but the fantastic 'no-poaching' agreement, after of course decimating the City Reporting and Sports bureaus as well as the Desk (thankfully, they didn't touch the Business Bureau, ToI does have more akal than you think). Therefore, HT has been forced to hire people 'removed' from Times or people at fantastically huge salaries from videsh.
Plus, the Indian Express has launched blogs!
And I had even more debates on the internet and media coming ahead, but before that I'll try and remove the gawky 'Oh-my-Gawd' talk from the XBox360 coverage, given that me and Snakeman are the only two desi journos to have been given the consoles to review and not played them at some random event. I'll do a low-down bit on gaming and India. And no, I will not make the cardinal error of treating shady mobile games as full-fledged games that everybody else seems to do.
But since that will take time, this will have to do for now.
By the way, the girls you see below are the new faces of Lakme India Fashion Week. I'm really surprised Anurita made it though, given well.... forget it! Hey, and anything for cheap hits! No really, this was lying in my inbox, even though I have never covered fashion, and well, since half the Google searches are for silly 'sexy' things, I might as well put it up.

12 comments:

Shivam said...

The babes are nice, but your consistent, shameless link magnetism reminds me of a phrase that is used in Lucknow's Hindi journosphere: 'chappas rog', the urge to see one's byline.

K said...

Arre magar byline kidhar ko hai bhai?

thalassa_mikra said...

What is the Anurita story? And for heaven's sake, why is our fuglier than fugly Miss India all over the place?

K said...

Anurita story ain't mine, its a friends, who is/was an unscrupulous b****** also. I met her and discovered that the human race really doesn't need brains to survive as long as they have polished teeth and... umm... whatever.

thalassa_mikra said...

K, that batch of Anurita pics have been air-brushed like crazy. I just saw another set of pics, where she looks only marginally better than Neha Kapur - and this is not meant to be a compliment.

http://www.pbase.com/rahul/anurita

simran said...

K, you must be bored!

Prerna M. said...

um hi! i'm back! i didn't read this post or any other post.. i've got to catch up on lots! but i saw the pics.. i do feel half-gay and mildly bitchy so whoever those women on the post are.. theyre all ugly i was just in greece on beaches with women from god's home without their tops.. really why do we live in india?

thalassa_mikra said...

Prerna - Are you sure they were Greek women? Depends on what part of Greece you're in. If it's the regular well-known beaches in a place like, say, Mykonos, chances are that they were either Scandinavian, German or English. Greeks tend to hang out more at the non-touristy resorts and beaches.

anup said...

err.. i know someone else who got the xbox 360 to review.. maxim...back in july.. so there!!!

Anonymous said...

airbrushed? but she has nothing to show even after the airbrushing.
hmmffff

abhi2point0 said...

both the big tech shows on TV got it way back in July and had reviews on air by early August..

check out some of it at moenycontrol.com/xbox - the full length new advert is there as well

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