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BEST music for your ears

Believe it or not, the new MUTP buses have a radio set on board and you can listen to any of your favourite FM channels. But there is more.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 03:35 IST

Would you like a DJ on board a BEST bus? Believe it or not, the new MUTP buses have a radio set on board and you can listen to any of your favourite FM channels. But there is more. Apparently you can also hear your favourite song if you have the cassette on you.

All you have to do is saunter up to the driver and request him to play the tape. Your favourite number will be “on air”, entertaining the fellow passengers too. Now, this is some progress. We are sure that the World Bank, which is sponsoring the MUTP project, may have not
envisaged this.

Pat for pat

So, what’s with O&M’s Piyush Pandey and rival advertising agency Lowe. First, everyone in the advertising industry knows there is no lov(w)e lost between the two agencies. So, what was Piyush doing at a Lowe function early last week? In what is now being touted as a rare show of solidarity, Piyush, creative head of O&M, was honoured by Lowe for his Hutch campaign. Even as everyone was taking this in, came another. Later in the week, it was Piyush’s turn to pay back. At another function, he praised Lowe for a detergent campaign. All we can say, “ Yeh baat kuch hazam nahi hui.”

The show goes on

So, the Great Indian Comedy Show is now back in a new format with old anchors. Or is it the old format with new anchors?

Whatever…. Stand up comedian Shekhar Suman has “opted” out of the show, which he had come into some months ago (I don’t want to do comedy anymore, he says). But, what a little birdie in the channel told us is that the curtain fell on this gig over money matters. This is something no one connected with the show will obviously officially comment on.

But, the good ol’ show is back with the jolly good fellas — Ranvir Shourie and Vinay Pathak anchoring it. What has been added on is an act by winners of last year’s The Great Indian Comedy Challenge.

Strength of a woman

The Andheri (East) police station has been transformed completely. Spanking new floor tiles and bright wall paint. When our crime reporter asked a senior inspector about the makeover, he remarked, a bit wryly, but with a measure of pride, “All this is the work of our lady colleagues. Since the time they have been posted here, they have ensured that things are changing for the better, that everything is neat and clean, spic and span.” Let’s hear it for the girls, guys.

(Contributors: Rachael Lopez, Johny D and Megha Sood. Compiled by Sorab Ghaswalla)