Saturday, May 20, 2006

A Barmecide’s Feast

A graduating colleague treated us to dinner at an authentic Chinese restaurant yesterday. I had been to authentic Chinese eating places a couple of times before. But this experience turned out to be one of a kind.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

So Dark the Con of Man

The much-hyped movie premieres today at the Cannes Film Festival and hits theaters this Friday. While some people are eagerly waiting for its release, some conservative sections worldwide are busy launching protests to stop the screening of the The Da Vinci Code. Roman Catholics in India began a hunger strike, while the followers of the Orthodox Church in Greece have launched angry demonstrations. Some time back the Vatican officials had called for its boycott.