bpb Cutting: Cheek Peek
Thursday, 20 May 2010 01:43
bpb Cutting:
Cheek Peek!

Bad jokes, Bachchans resized and bumming around with stars in Mumbai this week. 

Our weekly pick-tionary of happenings from Mumbai and beyond.

Amitabh Bachchan is brought down to size as the first day of his Twitter appearance gathers less than half as many followers as Sachin Tendulkar. A not-so-big B after all! Daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s popularity (and hair) seems to be up though, with ace filmmaker Martin Scorsese showering attention on her at Cannes.

Bangkok bloodshed may finally end after red shirt protesters surrender. Amen to that!

Caricature contest for Prophet Muhammad gets Facebook temporarily blocked in Pakistan. A bad joke!

First four months of 2010 have been the warmest recorded in the last 100 years. And if the heat doesn’t let up soon, 2010 could well be the hottest year recorded in history! Turn on the fans, please!

Grade Up: New fatwa states that education is mandatory for women as well as men; The Union Ministry of Home Affairs wants schools to invest in CCTV cameras and guards with walkie talkies as a precaution against terror attacks.

Laila O Laila: Close to 30,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas of Andhra Pradesh yesterday as cyclone Laila approached at a speed of 125 kmph.

Linked In: After Maoists blow up a bus full of passengers in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh suggests that the perpetrators may have links to Lashkar-e-Tayyeba.

Mom’s the word: In a landmark judgement, the state education department instructs all schools in Maharashtra to accept the middle and last name of a single mother in a child’s records.

The newly crowned and first ever Muslim Miss USA finds herself in a controversial position after a video of her pole dancing emerges on the Internet. Speaking of cheeky chicks, Kylie Minogue reveals that a combination of smoke and mirrors is the secret to her perfect butt.

That’s one way to bum around this weekend!


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