Thursday, April 8, 2010


I would say april fools but that would sound cliched. Donchyathink?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Off the beaten track

Th USA has the most reported tornadoes in the world, with 600-700 tornadoes being reported every year. The worst tornado event in history as on 18 March 1925. The Tri Staate Tornado, as it was called, killed 689 people and caused $17 million in damage.

Viva la general knowledge!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Look at me getting all bossy and poking my nose into other peoples business!

Schools get responsive and responsible

Principals ban students from participating in reality shows after quizmaster's letter

By Rashmi Menon

Quizmaster Derek O'Brien has been writing to schools around the city expressing his concern over students' participation in reality shows. He says that some of US's biggest reality shows like Survivor, American Idol and Big Brother have a specified age limit. In fact, the minimum age to enter American Idol is 16 years, he says.

After Sunday MiD DAY reported (SMD, July 6) quizmaster Derek O'Brien's plan to send letters to city-based schools requesting them to discourage students from participating in reality shows, around 345 schools have received the letters. They include Champion school, Maneckji Cooper Education Trust, Utpal Shanghvi, Bombay Scottish and The Cathedral and John Cannon School in Mumbai. And O'Brien has received responses from many, with some banning student participation in such shows outright.

So is the government going look into this issue? Leena Mehendale, member secretary of the state Child Rights Protection Commission, says that once the commission members are appointed, perhaps it will look into forming some guidelines. "The 'I must win' spirit is good but it should not be made as a life and death situation," says Mehendale.

Meanwhile, this is the copy of the letter sent to various city-based schools.

Oh yeah I'm the biggest boss in the world!!

Viva la general knowledge!

Everything's all right!

Oh that was just a joke everything's fine! I am fine! Really! I'm fine! So anyway I have something to say to you guys and I hope you will forgive me. I have been misleading you. Derek O' Brien is not the evil miscreant I have made him out to be but instead he is an enlightened purveyor of a near-celestial view! That is why I am giving up my blog to him so that he can spread his powerfully enlightening general knowledge. I have of my free will given u my blog and It's not like he's torturing me in some army bunker in J and K.

So long