On The Brunch Radar

  • Saudamini Jain, None
  • Updated: May 03, 2014 16:03 IST

Here's a weekly round-up of things you should have heard about, popular culture, new stuff on the internet. Plus, the good and bad of life, in general. Stay tuned, we're building character (and personality) here.

Love it

1. That George Clooney is engaged out of Hollywood

2. John Oliver on the Indian elections. "Narendra Modi sold tea in a railway station, and now he's the most popular man in the country - don't pretend you're not interested in this, America. Last time you heard a rags-to-riches story about a tea-selling Indian kid, you threw a fuc*in Oscar at it."

3. Where does Rajinikanth's wife, Latha Rajinikanth, see him in a decade from now? "For him, the call of God is bigger than anything else. I'm sure he will be very spiritually evolved by then." When God watches Kochadaiiyaan, He'll say, "Oh My Rajinikanth".

4. Kawehi's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Closer. You've got to hear it to believe it. (Disclaimer: Not for prudes, the song or the cover)

5. The Changing Face of America. National Gepgraphic's photoseries of what Americans will look like in 2050. Mixed race is beautiful. If you want your kids to look good, you know what to do - do it with someone who looks nothing like anybody in your family!

Shove it

1. When news organisations (or those posing as such) decide to speculate on what Sunny Leone does at a private party

2. Kavin SPacey and John Travolta at IIFA. "Hey bhagwan yeh din dikhane se pahle mujhe utha kyon nahi liya"

3. The cruelty that recently married women are subjected to if they put on some weight. "Are you expecting? Do we hear storks flapping around?" Case in point: Vidya Balan. WHY DID NOBODY WONDER IF SHE WAS PREGNANT DURING THE DIRTY PICTURE?

4. When people take selfies seriously (By analyzing one million photos tweeted over a period of one year, researchers are planning to measure the "moods" of some American cities.) <Duckface>

5. Shit Extended Families Say

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