Sunday, November 15, 2009

India exports more cars than China

China exports lot, no? Now, eat this:

As per as Businessweek, India is now ahead of China in automobile exports, but at the same time, Indian market itself is much smaller.
(Exports till Sep'09: India: 292k cars, China: 221k cars, also India is growing while China is shrinking)

Have a look at the domestic market:
India: 2 million cars
China: 10 million cars

So, in a nutshell, India has low demand and relies on exports , while in China, all cars produced are gobbled up by the huge Chinese domestic market and no one gives a damn about export.

Link to businessweek:

Forbes Most Powerful List: 2 Indians in top 50

Rank 36: Manmohan Singh
Rank 50: Dawood Ibrahim

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sachin Tendulkar is a man.

Tendulkar sent off a strong message of nationhood by saying that he is a proud Maharashtrian, but that he plays for India. Chak de!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ronald Emmerich destroys Earth again

This guy called Ronald Emmerich loves to do one thing: Destroy the planet. He has done this with real heavy CGI in 2012.

If you didn't get what I just said, you are one of those who watch hollywood action flicks in hindia and have no dumb idea about who acts or makes the movie. Since I am sure you are one of them, let me introduce this Ronald to you. He produced 2012 (which will be released on 13 Nov), and has made other movies like 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Godzilla', '30,000BC' and 'Indepemdence Day'
As you can see, Independence Day and TDAT were about Earth going kapuk and so is 2012. I have read a few reviews and they say this new movie has loads of CGI (computer generated effects, or 'special effects') and action, and a hollow script. So, let's watch it for the CGI!

Delhi Metro Fare Hike

To all Delhities who are unhappy with Metro fare hike: What do you really expect? Do you expect your metro to charge the same it did 5 years ago? (Yes, this hike comes after 5 years gap). Do you realise that fuel prices have inncreased in 5 years? Do you realise salaries increased in 5 years? Are you people so damn immature to be unhappy of something that is very normal? What the hell do you fucking retards expect?

Monday, November 9, 2009

The two big news of the day, unfortunately

News 1: MLA slapped for taking oath in hindi.
As if, oath was not already a big farce, these people are taking it to a different level. And yes, if no one can speak hindi in Maharashtra, get bollywood movies in marathi too.

News 2: Muslims defy fatwaa and sing vande mataram
It is good. But then the very need of this news is pseudo-religious-politically-motivated-nonsense that some muslim leader made few days back. P. Chidambram was present at the meeting where this fatwaa was issued, what a home minister!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Realistic Expectations

Manmohan Singh says he expects a 6.5% growth this fiscal in the GDP. It is good as it is achievable and not over-the-top. It is also rare to see these guys not making tall promises, but then it is no election time either.

Review: 'Jail'

This is the most disappointing Madhur Bhandarkar movie ever. Nothing ever happens in the slow movie, may be becuase there is nothing that happens inside a jail. It is predictable, it is pointless and it is empty. Don't watch if you expect a 'Fashion' or 'Page 3'.(Don't watch if you expect nothing either) Neil Nitin Mukesh says and does nothing, he only makes faces. Manoj Bajpai says too much. For all other jail inmates, I felt like kicking them. For all others characters, they should kick themselves. There is no humor, no message, no story. It is a big bore. Forget it.

Rating: doesn't deserve being rated. If you insist: 3/10.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Review: 2 States by Chetan Bhagat

Its just a bollywood love story where the weird families don't let their kids marry till just before the end. Now add: IIMA, citibank, spiritual guruji, sex talks, jokes on tamils, family drama and some more sex talk. That's pretty much all this book has.

It still manages to be un-put-downable and is the best Chetan Bhagat book after the legend called 5.some1.

Should you buy it? Answer: sure, at Rs.95 it would be the best use of a 100 Rs note, second only to a box of condoms.

Some glimpses from the book:
(I hope it doesn't account to copyright infringements, even if it does, who gives a fuck?)

Why would any guy want to be friends only with a girl? It's like agreeing to be near a chocolate cake and never eating it. It's like sitting in a racing car but not driving it. Only wimps do that.

'Was she prettier than me?'
'You are better looking' I said. The girl who asks this question is the better one, always.

Today, we had to collect our post-graduate diploma in management, a ticket to a lifetime of overpaid jobs.<lots of pages later> Corporate types love to pretend their life is exciting. The whispers, fist-pumping and animated hand gestures are all designed to lift our job description from what it really is - that of an overpaid clerk.

Pammi ji did the unthinkable. She slid a hand into her bosom ATM and pulled out a wad of notes. I wondered if Pammi aunty's cleavage also contained credit cards.

'...this guy is insisting I kiss him, but I don't want to get pregnant.'

...a sardar jee in Chennai was akin to spotting a polar bear in Delhi.

The tamil sense of humor, if there is any, is really an acquired taste. <some pages later>I would like to see what a tamil joke book looks like.<some more pages later> Tamilians love to irritate non-Tamil speakers by speaking only Tamil in front of them<many more pages later> MIT is calling him, requesting him to do Ph.D. at their college. All the ladies in the room had a mini orgasm.<many many more pages later>Tamilians can tell good singers from bad, like Punjabis can judge butter chicken in a jiffy.

It's official, life after college sucks.

'Where is Ananya?' Uncle looked up in shock as if I had asked him where he kept his porn collection.

Chicken, beer and sex- three things men live for.<slightly condensed>

At customer service, you need to smile more than a toothpaste model.

'How quickly our children grow up', one aunt said, ignoring the small fact that along with the children, she'd grown into an old woman, too.

'You ate?' My mother asked me the most important question.

Ananya went with the girls. Her years of Bharatnatyan training made her best performer in the floor. She picked up the Punjabi steps fast and even taught my cousins a few improvised moves. She looked beautiful in her dark green Kanjeevaram. Like an idiot, I fell in love with her all over again.

The regular (chat) counter served samosas and tikkis, while the health counter had sprouts-stuffed golgappas. My aunts tool both, one for taste and another for health.

I guess there are no normal families in the world. Everyone is a psycho, and the average of all psychos is what we call normal.

'Are you OK?', 'You are not a girl, you will not understand' Ananya said, and thus began a lifetime of 'you won't understand' statements married men have to endure everyday'

Rating: 5/10 for some occasional laughs and it's ability to make me read through the dinner and an India-Australia match.

Brands that are now names

1. Surf for detergent
2. Bisleri for drinking water
3. Dalda for that kind of cooking oils
4. Godrej for almirah
5. Polo for mint
6. Hawaii for chappals
7. Frooti for mango drinks
8. Good Knight for mosquito repellers
9. Xerox for photocopy
10. Google for search
11. Vaseline for petroleum jelly
12. Dettol for antiseptic soultions
13. Maggi for instant noodles

These are words that we often use in place
of original generic name. Ex: you mostly call
detergent as 'Surf' even if it's a Tide or Rin

Google and Xerox are verbs in dictionary (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

If you know more, add them in comments.