Saturday, May 20, 2006

Kapeesh has made a list of the gems of knowledge he has gained from 9 years of dedicated PT reading. Do read his tribute to PT on its 9th anniversary.

Friday, May 12, 2006

PTOI turns a special number which the computer can decode!

One of our favourite wastes of wood pulp has turned nine. This blog has gone seemingly quiet over the last year. The principal reason seems to have been the exit of the previous editor who unintentionally was a Khashoggi-like most favoured provider of ammunition, but it also coincided with contributors to this blog moving on to actual news sources and a lack of new things to laugh about.

However, in celebrating their ninth anniversary, the purveyors of puerile celluloid and other celebrity chatter have got us interested once more. A 70-odd page set of anniversary specials marks the occasion with their editor Robin Roy saying the following:

The sun rises in the East. And our city is also known as the Oxford of the East. So, it was not difficult to decide on the theme for the 9th anniversary issue - PUNE RISING.
Commentary: So far, so good (barely - the causality of the Orient was a little tenuous, but we let that pass for more imminent goodies)

When we say RISING, we certainly do not mean tall futuristic buildings, cement, steel, deep pockets and only investments. We, instead, talk of the sensitivity, the tolerance level and the acceptability, hence we feel PUNE is RISING - Dil se.
(if only A.R.Rahman had scored for a film called "Pune" - the trilogy would have been complete)

Nine is a special number. Even the computer can decode numbers between 0 and 9. Emperor Akbar also had Navratnas to adorn his sabha.
(ROTFLMAO with resulting acute stomach pain. Getting a free tech lesson was not anticipated. I thought Akbar had a darbar, but he was multicultural enough to have a sabha, I guess.)

So this is also a special anniversary issue, which depicts Pune's yesterday, today and

We salute the spirit of Pune, the city which believes in Kal Ho and not in
Kal ho na ho.

(in the same way that we believed in Kuch Kuch and not the hota hai part, and will go bonkers over kabhi alvida rather than than the insiduous na kehna, in time for the tenth
anniv. bash)

Thank you, PTOI. The feature is the usual items-between-ads offering, with a college-magazine style sprinkling of quotes as space fillers, along with images and interviews and upbeat stories.