Top 5 media goof-ups in less than two months

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“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that is power(….)”-Malcolm X. However, news media have excelled in the art of abusing this power with Times Of India securing the top spot. They cite dead people as being alive and make the alive dead, it’s almost like a funny Bon Jovi ‘Dead or Alive’ game.

Here are the top 5 errors made by the Indian media in less than two months….

    1.  RIP Sachin Tendulkar! – TOI

Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

Rip Sachin tendulkar

    2.  Messi Joins Rahul as Top Scorer – TOI

When autocorrect is involved, things can get a little Messi.

Messi equals RAHUL

     3.   Dumb to Dumber – DD anchor

We don’t know which is worse; that she is allowed to be a news anchor or…

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Why You Don’t Need Money To Be Merry This Christmas

Originally posted on Explorate:

[Editor’s Note: As promised, this is a continued from the previous ‘5 things to do in December in Mumbai’ blog post, dedicated to the lovely people out there with empty pockets, but big hearts!]

  1. To many of us in the suburbs, the Damian furniture store’s yearly display is undoubtedly the first big sign that Christmas is HERE. Day in and day out we walk and crawl by in rickshaws, unenthusiastically going about our menial chores.
    Until one day, like a flash of divine intervention, Damian dons its Christmas garb in all its glory. So be a part of the constant stream of passers-by that stop for a moment (or many moments) in front of that glass wall. Big golden lights echoed in their glassy eyes, marveling with mouths slightly agape, sharing a rare moment of communal connection with total strangers.
    And the best part is, the guys at Damian won’t charge…

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5 Things To Do In Mumbai This December

Originally posted on Explorate:

[Note: If you are broke, we have 5 other things to do  for you.Stay tuned!]

We Mumbaikars are famous for cribbing, all year round, about the downfalls of living in this city.  But this December, think again. Turns out its one of the best seasons to be in Mumbai, this 2014 and here are a few reasons why –

Why it’s great to be in Bombay this season.

  1. Festivals
  • Whether you’re a fist thumping EDM fanatic, a movie buff, the ultimate authority on all things comic-related or even a connoisseur of wines and vintage music, there’s something for everyone this season in Mumbai.
  • Bandra saw a host of small and large scale art and music events at Celebrate Bandra this November, including the Wine tasting festival, workshops for kids, football tournaments and Kitsch Mandi- the vibrantly colourful community arts and crafts festival. If you missed these…

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Top 5 media goof-ups in less than two months

Originally posted on Explorate:

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that is power(….)”-Malcolm X. However, news media have excelled in the art of abusing this power with Times Of India securing the top spot. They cite dead people as being alive and make the alive dead, it’s almost like a funny Bon Jovi ‘Dead or Alive’ game.

Here are the top 5 errors made by the Indian media in less than two months….

    1.  RIP Sachin Tendulkar! – TOI

Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

Rip Sachin tendulkar

    2.  Messi Joins Rahul as Top Scorer – TOI

When autocorrect is involved, things can get a little Messi.

Messi equals RAHUL

     3.   Dumb to Dumber – DD anchor

We don’t know which is worse; that she is allowed to be a news anchor or…

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The Big City Problem

Originally posted on Explorate:

We’re not going to launch into an eloquent speech, filled with technical jargon, about what this page is for. Instead, we’re going to tell you a story.

Our subject is a suburban guy from Bandra.

Let’s say his name is Rahul, for reasons of familiarity (since we’ve related on so many levels with Rahul from SSC textbooks and Bollywood movies from the 90’s).

Image Source: bollywoodfood.wordpress.com

Image Source: bollywoodfood.wordpress.com

Like so many of us, Rahul is fairly new to the city. He doesn’t really know his way around except for what downloaded apps and the internet tell him. This makes him realize that this city isn’t the cheapest to be living in if one doesn’t know the nooks and crannies and locals of the place. He wonders how some of his new friends, like Chris and Sasha (getting a little creative with the names now) manage to always retain the thickness of their…

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Why You Don’t Need Money To Be Merry This Christmas

Originally posted on Explorate:

[Editor’s Note: As promised, this is a continued from the previous ‘5 things to do in December in Mumbai’ blog post, dedicated to the lovely people out there with empty pockets, but big hearts!]

  1. To many of us in the suburbs, the Damian furniture store’s yearly display is undoubtedly the first big sign that Christmas is HERE. Day in and day out we walk and crawl by in rickshaws, unenthusiastically going about our menial chores.
    Until one day, like a flash of divine intervention, Damian dons its Christmas garb in all its glory. So be a part of the constant stream of passers-by that stop for a moment (or many moments) in front of that glass wall. Big golden lights echoed in their glassy eyes, marveling with mouths slightly agape, sharing a rare moment of communal connection with total strangers.
    And the best part is, the guys at Damian won’t charge…

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5 Easily-sourced DIY Christmas decoratives

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New York might be covered in 12 inches of snow while we’re still in a perennial summer but that doesn’t necessarily thwart the Christmas magic from engulfing us, now, does it?
Rather prematurely too, I might happily add. Our Michael Buble playlists start to accompany our showers, we start to daydream at work meetings, of all the weddings and dancing-filled nights to ensue and, of course, we pass by Damian every so often in terse anticipation of this year’s magical Christmas display. Very soon, it’ll be time for all the friends and family to come by and help with the decorating.

So whether you’re Catholic, just love Christmas or anything in between, we’ve whipped up a few amazingly simple, yet amazingly amazing ways to decorate your home or workspace this Christmas season that DOESN’T include tacky streamers, outrageously expensive ornaments or those infamously shiny metallic beads and garlands that could…

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DIY CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS AND DECORATIONS

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Hark! We come bearing gifts of DIY tutorials and smiles this Christmas!

Following our last post where we made amazingly easy and beautiful DIY Christmas decoratives and where to source them in Mumbai, we’re back with a follow-up list of some of the most awesome gift ideas and things to dress up your home with.

Store-bought ornaments and clothes bought as gifts from Forever 21 sales can be great, but they lack that personal touch that a handmade gift can give. With a little patience and a lot of fun, not only will your recipient be touched, but you will feel all the more Christmas-y after it!

18 of the most creative Christmas trees ever

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When I say Christmas, you think Christmas tree! This year, you can rock around that Christmas tree whether you are the laziest college student, medical practitioner or avid book reader. Link here.

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