Thursday, July 24, 2008

Doordarshan TV Serials

This was a complete blast from the past...
I was trying to find the name of a sci-fi TV series on Doordarshan, which featured a half-man-half-robot called Shakti. After lots of googling and some neighbourly advice from my colleague...I reached a Fropper forum.
But it did not have anything on the show I was looking for. I could only vaguely remember watching a Hindi Star Trek imitation every Sunday morning.
"Try Wiki-ing one these shows mentioned in the forum", was another suggestion.

So I Wiki'd Stone Boy. At the bottom of the page, there was a reference link to a list of all the programs aired on DD.


I took some time out to correct a spelling and linking some of the TV shows to their respective Wiki pages. My way of saying, "Thank you!"

Oh and by the by, the sci-fi show I searched high and low for...found it under "S". Ess for Sigma. :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Panties for Peace

Campaign in CanadaIt is only fitting that this post follows the theme of my previous post. (It also happens to be a coincidence.)
I will get right to it then, before you lose the thread (or the underwire)...
It so happens that the Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Junta are very superstitious. One of their superstitions even rivals some of the oddball laws in the U.S. of A.
The regime, which is known for its blatant disregard for its people (especially its women), believes that touching a woman's underpants (or the sarong) drains a man of all his power. (My guess is, Rogue is going to need a new job.)
A Burmese peace activist group called Lanna Action for Burma, based in Thailand, launched a "Panties for Peace" campaign. This campaign may sound frivolous and really amusing but the ladies are dead serious about their motive...to protest against the junta and the generals ruling the country—in a peaceful way.
The official web site is www.pantiesforpeace.info and if you would like to be a part of this campaign, you will need to part with one of your underpants. But hey, you can always send more, right? The website provides details of the closest Burmese Embassy in your local area.
"Post, deliver or fling", they say.

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