Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

One of my favorite things about Baroda is the newspaper.  Or more specifically, I like the Baroda Times section of the Times of India newspaper.  In it, every day, you can find tantalizing tidbits of information that you never knew you always wanted to know!  Check out this little ditty from today's paper:

"This Diwali is going to be a photo finish between two Bollywood girls Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kaoppr.  Both Bebo and Ash are clashing at the box office with their respective films Golmaal-3 and Action Replayy.  Also, while Bebo has done a Shakira style hip shake in G-3... Ash has dance movements that apparently resemble those of the international pop icon Beyonce Knowles.  Those who've seen the gaana say Aishwarya's look is also reminiscent of Beyonce.  Of course, Ash's fans say that she moves better than Beyonce!  But Ash doesn't believe in all these comparisons.  She's happy to just do her work and move on."  
Wow. If that isn't quality journalism, I don't know what is.  It would be a nightmare to be famous in India.  They'd hound you forever about even the most minute details of your life.  Fear not, they cover American celebrities (even not-so-famous ones) in the Baroda Times as well.  Here's a recent favorite of mine informatively titled "Vanessa finds Efron's beard itchy":
"Although Zac Efron's new beard look has become a hit with thousands of teenage girl fans, but his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens finds it itching.   Screaming fans packed Parramatta in Sydney to catch a glimpse of Hollywood heartthrob as hairy and older looking Efron was at Westfield's Event Cinemas for the premiere of his film 'Charlie St Cloud'.  While the 2000 mostly teenage fans didn't mind the 22-year-old's new look, his girlfriend and former co-star Vanessa Hudgens is still warming to it.  'She's getting used to the beard but she says it itches," News quoted him as telling the Daily Telegraph." 
The only thing that funnier than the fact that this is a news story is the fact that it doesn't make sense.  How I love it.  The only thing better than these is the "Matrimonials" section that comes out every weekend.  It's a full four-page spread that lists all sorts of potential marriage candidates detailing everything from job description and yearly income to height and weight.  I don't have one at my disposal at the moment, but rest assured I'll find one this weekend and share a few with you.

As I'm sure you've guessed by now, I haven't done anything all day.  Actually, I sat outside for a while and read, and I currently have some unmentionables soaking in the sink.  How's that for something?  Five days to Thailand.

1 comment:

  1. If you like the matrimony section try out this website: www.Shaadi.com, it has pictures worth looking at! I am jealous your going to Thailand, do you think you can come visit Pascagoula?