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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ghaati on the floor!

Maybe everyone else in the world already knows this. But I have been avoiding the TV show the way Paula Abdul avoids sobriety. Among the 12 male semi-finalists for this year's American Idol is apparently a Maharashtrian dude called Sanjaya Malakar. His sister, Shyamali(one of the trademarked ghaati names) was also in the auditions. I am surprised TOI, which is rabidly hungrier for some valdiation of Indians from the white guy, hasn't put this on the front page yet.

So it's not all bad for Indians on primetime TV. So far the only Indians I have seen on American primetime are the software engineers or NRIs who stupidly get stung and then arrested on Dateline NBC: To Catch a Predator. Every episode features at least one desi stooping lower than ever before just to get some action.

Though I am not sure which ordeal is worse - facing Chris Hansen or facing Simon Cowell.

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