Tribute to Moonwalker on his 51st birthday

michaeljackson2606-313A figure of mystery and controversy, a man perpetually chasing his lost childhood, Jackson’s  peculiar and utterly unique life embodied American culture’s desperation to stay relevant, interesting and at the center of attention. An immensely gifted singer, dancer, songwriter and businessman, Jackson’s talent and ambition led him and his family out of poverty and into royalty status, but at the eventual expense of his well-being.

Today is his 51st birth anniversary and to mark this occasion thousands  of Michael Jackson fans around the world will pay tribute to the most famous entertainer in history.Jackson’s family will mark the day with a tribute concert in Las Vegas, where an Asian dance-duo from London will perform an MJ act with an Asian rhythm.

I am SRK…SRK Who?????


It was Independence Day and I was trying to catch snippets about I-Day celebrations but all I could see was about Shah Rukh Khan. BREAKING NEWS – ‘SRK Detained at Newark airport’ scroll was on all the News Channels. It was as if the media had nothing else to cover on a day that INDIA got its Independence except the SRK issue which was never one according to me. On that very day the AP government had admitted that 20 farmers had committed suicide over the last 40 days owing to the drought which has become a major cause of worry for the Govt of India. Instead of concentrating on such issues the Media goes about giving so much time to these nonsensical issues just because it involves some big Bollywood star SRK.

“It was absolutely uncalled for, I think, me having just finished working there for more than a month… just a couple of weeks ago,” SRK told The Times of India. “They said I have a common name which is causing the delay… checked my bags… I felt angry and humiliated.” OMG…In which Dream world does he live in. He needs to grow up and try to understand America views their own Security differently than the Indian Govt which is laid back pretty much on all important issues security being the key one. They strictly go by the rulebook and very serious about their duty. According to the reports it was clear that it was just a routine check up which lasted for 66 minutes which could have been less provided SRK baggage had come on time. So what if they asked him some questions like they ask to thousands of foreign travellers around world everyday.

“I was detained because I am a Khan”. What nonsense if that was the case then why wasn’t he questioned earlier. He goes to US 3-4 times a year and this is the first time he has experienced it. There are many Khans who are working in America for many decades and in high position – also Newark airport has many Indian American. Indian VIP’s(official and unofficial both) have a very fragile ego and they behave unknowingly like a Zamindars/nawabs/maharajas of the past. He must have been expecting demi-god treatment like in India and when he didn’t he went about telling every reporter that he was humiliated and such stuff. For a man who routinely insults fellow celebrities when he anchors some award ceremony, this was a like him getting a taste of his own medicine. He goes on to say that he does not want to return to US. Is he joking???Can he avoid it considering that the US represents more than 1/4th of the huge overseas market for Bollywood movies.

It was disgusting to read the statements of some ministers. Shashi Tharoor-The incident is deeply offensive. Praful Patel went a little further saying that it’s a matter to be taken up with the US government .To top it all our I&B minister Ambika Soni plays a school teacher and crazily suggests that we do a tit for tat for Americans !! ..It would be better if they spent some time on parliamentary issues rather than speaking out on such matters. But then what can u expect from the government which wants people like Robert Vadra not to be frisked just coz he is Madam’s son-in law. In India people play the minority card whenever it suits them. Shabana Azmi and Javed Akthar forgot they were given national awards and play this card but I want to ask them In which Muslim country do people of other religions get recognized.

The Page 3 crowd has been vociferous in condemning the ‘evil empire’ and the whole episode is being portrayed as it an assault to India’s dignity by some over-zealous US officers. Karan and Farah Khan , SRK best buddies tried to hype the issue even more as if it was not already. Karan might be happy that he need not publicize his movie now.But there were some who had different opinions. Salman Khan might have got his chance to take a pot shot at his rival..He was of the view that it is not a big issue to be taken so seriously and even our feisty offspin bowler Harbhajan Singh felt that it happens to them too. Infact 2 days before this incident took place Bob Dylan was roughed up by cops because he could not produce his identity. Al Gore was frisked by US airport authorities. Our ex President Abdul Kalam gets frisked but wisely he chooses not to comment.

After a lot of hue and cry on this issue SRK then told a private channel that he does not want an apology. Ohh I see then why the hell did he have to tell to the media that he was upset and all. He too knows that Indian Media like to make a huge mountain of molehill. He used that mentality to his advantage (Maybe for his promotion of his upcoming film ‘My Name is Khan’). He also added that America is not the only country in the world and they need to come out of their isolation. Oh yaa.. Then I guess its time to remind him that he is not the only icon in this world. He just rules Bollywood and not the whole world.

They say no publicity is bad publicity. SRK might have gone through hell (according to him) but it can be a blessing in disguise in more ways than one. He has turned a global icon and his upcoming movie has got free promotion. At the end of it all it was a reality check for SRK reminding that all are one and you don’t need to take everything to your heart. It’s time these film stars started to think of themselves as mortals. From dust we all came and to dust we all shall go. It is so very important to note that this happened on the day that India got independence. One thing is for sure that SRK won’t be celebrating Independence Day in US next time around .Hailing a person above law is the main reason of lawlessness in India. We got to come out of this “I am a VIP” attitude. Security is a major concern across the world. We have to accept it, and move on. If Dr. Kalam could gracefully go through routine security procedures at IGI, New Delhi, why can’t ‘King Khan’ do so?

MJ- A Life in photos ( 1958-2009) CHILD STAR 2 MEGASTAR

Michael Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades, died on Thursday. He was 50. (CLICK on the Photo to see the rest )   Celebs react to MJ’s death via twitter .

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Life in photos

The King of Pop’s contributions to pop culture will be honoured for generations to come…


Michael and Friends

“We’re very much alike ” – Elizabeth Taylor

Madonna and MJ

Gallery : The World Reacts

“I’m just about wanting to do wonderful music.” – MJ

King of POP passes into silence

thesoulfulyearsI got up this morning to a rude shock when i got an SMS saying MJ is no more. Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades was pronounced dead at 2:26 PM PDT (2126 GMT) after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital in full cardiac arrest, said Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. The cause of death was not known and an autopsy would likely take place on Friday, he said. The news of the musical genius sent shock waves around the world. Latest news

Its Delhi Vs Hyderabad and Chennai Vs Bangalore

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Yes we finally know who will play whom in the semi finals and it took the last league match to decide that..What better can you ask for IPL this year.  The Royal Challengers are on a roll winning their 4th consecutive match and will definitely give some headache for Dhoni when they meet in the semi finals on Saturday. The Chargers on the other hand have lost 3 in a row and will definitely will be hoping that there is a change of fortune tomorrow for the all important semifinal match against the Table leaders Delhi..

Another thriller at Port Elizabeth sees Kings 11 through ,Royal Challengers win 3 in a row

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Bad fielding, Bad Umpiring or just Bad Luck, Nothing seems to be going KKR way. Yet again they got the game close but were not good enough to be on the right side. Set a modest 154 to chase kings the kings got off to a bad start with Sangakkara skying one and was wonderfully caught by the wicketkeeper for a golden duck. But that was the only bit of fielding which KKR would be happy about .

Nicole Kidman wants to adopt Katie Holmes’ Baby

nicole-kidmanWay back in 2007 Nicole Kidman ex wife of Tom Cruise had revealed that she had lost a baby immediately after marriage and they ended up adopting two girls Isabella and Connor but now it seems that they are so desperate for a baby brother that Nicole has turned to Katie Holmes, the present wife of Tom cruise to give one.

The Australian actress and Cruise adopted Isabella, 17, and Connor, 14, before their 10-year marriage ended in divorce in 2001.

Khans share the same platform for ‘Fair rights for Friday nights’

It was only on 25th of March that Aamir khan’s interview was aired on CNN where he again took on SRK. This has been going on for some time and its now getting too childish. Just when I and many of you thought that this would continue in the near future we have been proved wrong. Today SRK and Aamir khan came together on the same platform to address the tiff between the Film producers and the Multiplex owners.

Katrina Kaif is the Indian Barbie !!!


Recently Barbie turned 50 and the dolls popularity has not faded one bit. The following fact just goes to show that no other doll has outshone Barbie’s celebrity.

  • Every second at least three of these dolls are sold, bringing in $3.6 billion annually in retail sales.

  • If all the Barbie’s and her family members—Skipper, Francie and the rest—sold since 1959 were placed head to toe, they would circle the Earth more than seven times.

Freida Pinto:Millionaire star becomes a Millionarie herself

freidapintoEver since Freida pinto signed for Slumdog Millionaire she has been in news for some reason or other.The film won won five Critics’ Choice Awards, four Golden Globes, seven BAFTA Awards, includng best Film and finally the OSCARS where it got eight including best Director and Best Film.For a girl who used to walk at local ramp shows this experience of walking on the red carpet was sure a wonderful experience that she will never forget in her life.Although she didn’t win an award but the film has turned her into an international star so much so that she appeared on Vogue cover magazine recently.