5 lessons all political parties can learn from the Indian Elections 2014


1. People don’t like to be jerked around with, they recognize a puppet when they see one. Appoint a leader for the top job, not a yes-man (ma’am in this case)

Manmohan Puppet

Manmohan Singh

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2. Don’t turn a blind eye towards issues that the common man feels strongly about.

UPA Scams List

Scams List of UPA

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3. In a democratic country, communalism is looked down upon so get your act together, correct your image and reap the benefits.

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4. Nepotism works as long as the person who is being offered the privilege matches basic expectations people have from a leader.

Rahul Gandhi Interviewed by Arnab

Rahul Gandhi’s Interview

5. People tend to put their faith in leaders who are charismatic and lead by example.

Namo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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The only detailed review of Pizza Hut’s Birizza you will ever have to read


I was driving along JVLR in Mumbai for a meeting when I saw the Birizza advertisement just outside Pizza Hut in Hiranandani, Powai. I am a big fan of Pizza Hut’s Choco Chip Cookie Sundae and enjoy their pizza too, so even with the corny sounding name I decided to give it a try that evening with my wife and a close a friend.

A quick google search reveals that the human mouth contains about 10,000 taste buds and ‘Birizza’ bitch-slapped each one of mine.

Pizza Hut's Birizza

And here’s how it looks when you cut  it open, a far cry from the sumptuous images seen on billboards and posters -

Pizza Hut's Birizza

 

This dish does not do any justice to either the Italian or Indian cuisine, the rice inside was more disappointing than the bread crust it was covered with. The blandness was so over-whelming that it can put the worst Indian restaurant in Britain to shame. Adding gravy to the rice or eating it with the bread did not make the whole eating experience any richer.

The last nail in the coffin was the detailed instructions on the circular cutout around the pan, let’s call it the Birizza Torture Ring. Were the instructions meant to make the Birizza taste better? Including ‘flavourful’ and ‘enjoy’ within those instructions didn’t work, but it did manage to insult my intelligence.

This is probably what happens when top executives are either bored to death or frustrated when all their new product ideas are shot down due to boardroom politics or some bureaucratic procedure.

Here’s what I think Pizza Hut should do – go into damage control immediately by recalling this product and offer an apology to all those who have tasted this monstrosity.

My wife practically begged me to take her to enjoy truly flavourful Biryani at Garam Masala, Airoli as soon as I paid the bill, to help her get over the agonizingly terrible ‘Birizza’ experience.

For the guy at Pizza Hut who gave the final go ahead for this recipe, here’s what you should do – Wear a circular cutout similar to your Birizza Torture Ring on your head with the words “I am sorry, this will never happen again”  & “RIP Birizza, You Made My Hair Go Grey” (that’s assuming you have any) written on it for a day & seek apology from your customers & colleagues and broadcast that selfie all over social media-

Birizza Cutout

 

Neve Campbell on ‘Mad Men,’ ‘90s Nostalgia, and Why the ‘Scream’ Movie Franchise is Over – The Daily Beast


Neve Campbell on ‘Mad Men,’ ‘90s Nostalgia, and Why the ‘Scream’ Movie Franchise is Over – The Daily Beast

90s babe Neve Campbell gives an interview about starring in Mad Men and her take on 90s Nostalgia. 

WWE Legend The Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54


Sundeep Dawale:

R.I.P James Hellwig a.k.a The Ultimate Warrior

Originally posted on Variety:

In a shock for WWE fans, James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, died on Tuesday. He was 54.

Hellwig’s death was unexpected, considering he had just appeared on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” on April 7, and was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame two days earlier on April 5, in New Orleans. “WrestleMania 30,” during which he also made an appearance, took place April 6, from inside New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Hellwig legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993.

The cause of Warrior’s death has not yet been disclosed, although TMZ reported Warrior was pronounced dead at an Arizona hospital after collapsing outside a hotel on Tuesday.

Warrior’s final public appearance on TV Monday night (watch above) would prove a chilling farewell as he said, “No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart onc day beats its final beat, his lungs breathe their…

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Here’s how the blocks in Google’s Project Ara modular phone stay put (video)


Originally posted on Gigaom:

The first Project Ara developer conference takes place in two weeks to move Google’s(s goog) modular phone platform effort forward. The project aims to offer a range of personalized phones made up from small bricks; each with different functions. Customers can choose the features of their phone and even swap out old blocks with new ones.

Project Ara isn’t just a concept, though. In this video from Phonebloks that introduces some of the Project Ara team members you can see how the group has engineered the blocks to fit together, making up a complete phone.

The blocks are held together with electro-permanent magnets which are a combination of electromagnets that use power and permanent magnets that don’t. This will allow the modules to stay in place even when the phone is not on.

One of the other interesting aspects I noted when watching is that Project Ara is looking…

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