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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Laughter challenge and software industry.

Its far beyond the expected. The laughter challenge(LC) has started its 3 edition or version 1.03, if only you use the terminology used by the epitome of India, The IT services company. Laughter challenge "tritiya" seemed to be a far cry when it started for the first time but now going by the popularity index( POPEX) it is touching, even the versions 1.06 and 7 dont seem to be a far cry or too ambitious.

The phenomenon is similar to any software-based industry. People are coming, taking the work-ex of "laughter challenge " and then leaving laughter challenge to start their own show. Our very own Raju is the poster boy of suck kind of start ups. "Hansoge to fasoge" which is truly based on the processes and practices of laughter challenge is a live example of the above allegation. Rakhi Sawant accompanies him in the form of HR(seriously).

Raju in a true form has gone far beyond being just another laughter challenge candidate to truly a "comedy consultant". He does it all. He acts, does shows at various places and is named the uncrowned king of laughter challenge by the likes of siddhu and shekhar suman who are the considered big shots of such activities. Shekhar suman himself has done myriad shows , so knows the basics of comedy inside-out.

Raju is no more a candidate. He does some 2-3 stand alone laughter shows at prime time of aaj-tak. "Aisi ki taisi" is one example of such shows. For the people who doubt his acting talent: he has done many films being MPK( Maine Pyar Kiya).

Software Industry is also tied to laughter industry by a small thread of forwards. I have spotted many shows having some 20-30 % jokes straightly picked from some sources which I read in my mail some aeons ago.Seeing the POPEX of LC , many other channels have started making similar shows based on the same concepts, very much like the bangalore phenomenon which lead to the mushrooming of software companies.

I am still to see what else can be done to laughter industry which is inspired from IT services company.!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


So people finally had some respite after the inglorious exit of the "man in blue" from the 2007 world cup. Team India according to the papparazzi has taken a revenge after a "not allowed" defeat in the world cup decider match. Dhoni is again happy to be back in form ( God knows who decides the coming back) and a very confident comment from Ravi Shastri( We gonna make it 3-0), the smarty had had a good luck backing it in the form of clouds covering the east-pakistan region.

Personally,I feel there is nothing called taking a revenge after loosing an important match of world cup with a win in the yet another "tom-dick-harry" series. A win in the present cannot substitute a lost match in the past. Its just a way to sooth the Indians who are nothing more than a bunch of sentimental fools , lead by the media who is only concerned with filling every page of the newspaper by sprinkling showers of sentimentalism.

Bashar's sad comment after the match , that was being washed away by the "now a days " ubiquitious rain, shows that still, the people are thinking the world cup win to be a "flook". No Man, a 50-over continious evaluation procedure cannot be a fluke. A flook is a term used when a candidate answers an objective question by choosing one of the answers that he doesn't have enough time to choose. By no means can winning a 50 over match be called a flook.

Lastly,I think bashar who is on the verge of retirement should feel that at that time his team was a deserving team who let down a "at that moment " bad time. The comments like "rain snatched the oppurtunity from us " is prohibitively hot in nature and should be cooled down by the showers which washed away the match.