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Hail the Indian media.

This is a forward I recieved in my mail today. Even tho I shun forwards as a rule, the sender is not an irrisponsible spammer. So I knew it had to be important. It was.
Originally it was from Bharati Sharma of Sahara TV.

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November 29th 2006 This new is not very new or catchy...but the essense of it shouuld be eternal, coz it is a shame on the Indian media (nothing new I would say – unless they cover "trial by media" all is TRPs anyways)

By the time u guys read this news, the body of Major Manish Pitambare, who was shot dead at Anantnag, would have been cremated with full military honors.

On Tuesday, this news swept across all the news channels 'Sanjay Dutt relieved by court'. 'Sirf Munna not a bhai' '13 saal ka vanvaas khatam' 'although found guilty for possession of armory, Sanjay can breath sigh of relief as all the TADA charges against him are withdrawn'. Then many personalities like Salman Khan said 'He is a good person. …

Kala Ghoda -Bazaar

A lovely paper lamp was hanging in a paper goods stall.
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A studio in Pune displayed their funky glass artifacts. In fact this time funk seems to be the theme, as opposed to the traditional wares of past festivals.
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Hand painted glass lamp.
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The handmade paper good stall was one of the most crowed ones. People were going crazy buying notebooks. I saw a teenager begging her mom for this hand embroidered notebook while her mom reminded her of unused blank notebooks at home.
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One of my Fav stalls. This one had great ceramic ware. This laughing whale was so cheerful that I bought one for Divya.
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This was a lovely stall. Real real funky stuff.
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A Dhoom trunk from t…

Kala Ghoda- Sonal Mansingh

I went to Kala Ghoda in severe conflict about what to see and what to do. This was one of the time when you feel like having a few clones and catch the whole show.But friend Ajita won, and we headed for Horniman Circle gardens to attend Sonal Mansingh’s Odissi performance.The evening was cool and breezy, the gardens were filling up fast. We could see the patron Goddesses of the event, Brinda Miller, Devika Bhojwani and Sarayu Doshi flitting around, getting show started.The ceremonial Lamp refused to stay lit. Finally the lamp was announced as “lit” behind the shelter of a file, and the show started. And what a show it was!I was all prepared to give a nod to Culture and then rush over to watch Soparkar’s Troup “Dancing in the streets “. But that was only till Sonal started her first piece, devoted to Goddess Maatangi, the patron goddess of all arts. From now on “Bhavani Dayani” will always look like Sonal.There was something of a sybil in her whole persona. Her goddess was not an eth…