Kind of a slow news day. I decided to ignore the stories that are about people talking about other people talking about things, because I hate those stories, and just focus on the ones that are actual things.Continue reading
Two little stories, which are both important enough to merit discussion. But not, like, a lot of discussion. From me that is. You can discuss all you want, I’m just saying this is going to be a short post.Continue reading
Huh. Interesting collection of stories for my usual Monday post. More beating up on Karan than I would have expected.Continue reading
More news! This time, just kind of interesting stuff about the growth of the China-India movie trade relationship.Continue reading
So many news stories today! I’m gonna start with the two big think-y ones, the ones with massive legal implications, a rape case of a minor actor/band member (trust me, you haven’t heard of him and will have no emotional response because of fandom), and the same old Blackbuck case. And after I get this long deep boring post out of the way, I will move on to Imraan Khan getting divorced and fun stuff like that.Continue reading
Nothing super duper interesting here, just stories that are continuations of other stories, or else rumors of things that won’t happen. But it’s Monday, we need things to talk about!Continue reading
Oh boy, I get to recap the whole Hrithik-Kangana thing again! The only good thing is, I was team Hrithik from the start (go me!) because Kangana’s story was always just WEIRD, and his wasn’t. So I get a little ego-boost each time it comes up again. But that is literally the ONLY good thing. Otherwise, it is all stressful and exhausting and strangely repetitive. I would much rather go back to Kangana’s weird work issues than digging up her work-personal issues.Continue reading
Part 2! Not that these are less important stories, I just happened to write about them second.Continue reading
Still no really juicy news items, at least not my definition of juicy (stuff related to studio investment structures), but some stuff that is at least worth repeating.Continue reading
So many little little stories today! I don’t want to try to tie them together and they aren’t really worth deep discussion on their own, so instead I will throw it all out there and let you discuss.Continue reading
Ready for a quick news post before I start the long journey towards home? Fun fun! There’s pictures!Continue reading
Sometimes I really hate media. This is being sold as “Alia-Kangana Feud Heats Up!”, but really it is just Kangana making wild insane (literally) accusations and Alia trying not to deal with it. Exactly like the Hrithik situation, which was sold as “Hrithik-Kangana Break-Up Goes Bad!” instead of “Hrithik Roshan is Victimized by a Stalker”.Continue reading
Well, Kangana is now publicly spiraling out. And the response is STILL “gee, so outspoken, so honest!” Well, at least from the comments and analysis on her pet site Pinkvilla, I think other sites are a wee bit more “this woman is crazy”.Continue reading
I don’t have a super lot to say about any of these stories, but maybe you will? Anyway, they are worth repeating.Continue reading
Not usual to do a news post on a Wednesday night, but I just could not resist the Manikarnika story. You know how addictive I find that whole disastrous soap opera.Continue reading
Either there is always a lot of news on Mondays, or I am always catching up on all the news I missed over the weekend. Either way, here is a post!Continue reading
This is mostly just because there is one news story here that is so perfectly crafted to make frequent commentator Angie very angry that I couldn’t resist it. And then I threw in two others just to fluff up the post.
Nice little variety of news items today. Nothing super exciting, and no there are no wedding photos yet, but I haven’t done a news post in a while so it seemed like I should.
Ready for me to be grumpy? Sometimes I just am, I read these news stories and think “everyone is stupid and gullible!” and it bothers me.
We have now entered the stage of the news cycle when the actual thing gets hidden under people talking about the thing, and then people talking about talking about the thing. So, fine, I will contribute to the talking about talking about with the only exchange I find particularly remarkable. Other people said eloquent things, wrong things, right things, and so on. It’s just that this exchange is so odd, I can’t help but repeat it so you can tell me “no, you’re right, it is odd!” And so it can also serve as a reminder of the kind of public discourse that somehow goes without comment in the Hindi film industry.
Oh there is FUN STUFF today!!!!!!! Talk about contract disputes and filming hierarchies, my favorite! Oh, and also terrible gossip that lets us feel like better people than celebrities and gives that little “zing” of excitement from conspiracy theories.
Some interesting little stories today! With some interesting things to think about in terms of Big Questions of Indian society and film and fun stuff like that. And also, little petty questions like “what the heck is happening on the Manikarnika set and why are they trying so hard to cover it up?”
There is one really big story, but so long as I am covering things, I might as well cover the little stories too.
Quick news report for you all. Not much for me to analyze, but hopefully lots for you to chew over as I spend the day with family/nursing my poor car along.
Quick one today, nothing super exciting, but some fun stuff to think about and maybe for you all to talk about.