2006 will be remembered for ….

10 years from now in 2016, here are the ten things that 2006 will be most remembered for …
1. The Decline of the Big Brother….

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Amitabh vs Shahrukh

The newspapers are blazing with pages full of the supposed power struggle between the two stars.

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Water Wars, the coming Urban Disaster

The next wars will be fought over water and not oil. As Global warming takes place, water will become the scarcest resource. Millions will die of thirst and countries will go to war to colonize the water resources. Or maybe not ?

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Paani, the begining

So what is Paani about and what provokes me to want to make the film ? And if it provokes me so much, then why have I not made it so far ?

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Borat

Anyone out there also not quite sure how to react to Borat ? Sure it’s clever, and even funny. But it made me feel uncomfortable about ridiculing another culture in such an extreme way…

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Into the Void

u left
plunging me
into a void

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Water on Mars !

So we celebrate. The possibility that there may be life on Mars. Not sure whether we are more afraid that there may be other life forms out there that are far more evolved than us, or more afraid that we are the only ones around….

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India the next Super Power ?

Soemtimes I do not get it. India’s GDP stands at US $774 Billion. US GDP is at US $12,486 Billion !. Even at a current growth rate of 9%, 3 times that of the US, it will be decades before we catch up. So what’s the concept of a Super Power that we believe we soon will be ? Per Capita income in India is still amongst the lowest in the world. Perhaps we should redefine GDP to mean Gross Domestic Potential rather than Product….

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Nanotechnolgy 2

This is a comment from Sasikanth, a Nanotechnologist at Cornell Unversity. It would be interesting to initiate a discussion on how this new technology will affect our daily iives in all spheres. Sasikant says “Sekhar, I am a nanotechnologist at Cornell University working on technologies. Being a nanotechnology researcher I think I have to comment on this post ……

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Dhoom 2

To all those Bollywood fans out there, I finally managed to get tickets for Dhoom 2 in London. It’s the only film in London other than Casino Royal that is consistently ‘house full’. The film is a lot of fun in a charmingly silly way. But I think it is time to change the name ‘Bollywood’ to ‘Bodywood’. Shekhar