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Weekend This and That

Oscar Movie Reviews:

Little Miss Sunblock

The Departed


News from Blog World:

Yahoo plagiarizes contents from a food blogger and blames it on subcontractors. More about it here and here. Forget about compensation, Yahoo is not even offering an apology for this violation. To protest and to show our support to the food blogger, Inji Pennu of Ginger and Mango is organising anti-plagarism protest day against Yahoo on March 5th. Visit the links to know what’s going on and support the protest. Thanks.

Thrilling news to the fans - Look, who started a blog.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Saturday February 17, 2007 at 11:04 am- permalink)

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13 comments for Weekend This and That »

  1. I loved Little Miss Sunshine. It was like seeing a malayalam comedy movie. So refreshing!

    Comment by Gini — February 17, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

  2. I agree with gini, I am rooting for Little MIss Sunshine all the way…while I liked the departed very much, sunshine is plain endearing and funny…the critic has been so unfair to the film!!

    Comment by AA — February 17, 2007 @ 11:58 pm

  3. i saw babel, and it’s beautiful. a tad disturbing though, i thought. must see little miss sunshine.

    Comment by jacob — February 18, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

  4. Hi Indira!

    This has nothing to do with your current posting. Need some info, if you could share. I started experimenting with Wordpress and noticed that there is no option to view the description of a picture, like you do at the bottom of each picture in your postings. There are fields to enter title (shows up as a tooltip) and description alright, but description never shows up! I sifted through Wordpress faqs, did not find anything.

    Thanks in advance!

    Comment by Haritha — February 19, 2007 @ 8:16 am

  5. Hello Indira,

    I’ve prepared methi matar malai which you posted recently. I’ve cooked it in microwave oven though. I’ve written about it in my blog.

    Do check it and let me know your views.


    Comment by :-) — February 19, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  6. Hi Indira

    Hope you would have seen Ingis’ post declaring March 5th as anti-plagarism protest day against yahoo. Could you please include a link in your blog to publicise it ? Thanks


    Comment by Revathi — February 19, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

  7. I was browsing yesterday for some recipe and saw Mrs Tarla Dalal’s blog….do you mind posting the recipe for ginger pickle or ginger pachadi as you call it…i had this at a restaurant here and she was so hesitant to tell me the name of the u can imagine how she would react to the recipe..she said it is a secret ..i believe it is an Andhra recipe and not a telengana recipe…thanks..bye…

    Comment by nandu — February 19, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

  8. Thanks girl :) :)

    Comment by Revathi — February 19, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

  9. Kudos to you Indira for creating awareness among Mahanandi readers about the plagiarism by Yahoo India! In fact, is not behind. They have been using few pictures from website on their website. This image
    is being used on homepage of

    Comment by Dee — February 20, 2007 @ 2:40 am

  10. Hi Indira,
    I was wondering if you have any recipes that use Fennel bulbs?? Please let me know if you do

    Comment by Raghu — February 20, 2007 @ 7:39 am

  11. Thanks for the post, very interesting.

    Comment by krista — February 20, 2007 @ 9:36 am

  12. Ok,

    This is what I personally believe. Big corporations like Google and Yahoo get content from various sources. Some content is received from portals like

    It would have been mistake on part of Yahoo if they did not remove the content after you have complained. But the fact is that they did, and that shows Yahoo respects your opinion. They also pointed you to the right source of problem.

    Now if you want to continue protesting with Yahoo, while not addressing the actual content stealer, then I would not find it fair.

    Balu, big admirer of Indira Garu and her blogs.

    Comment by Balu — February 20, 2007 @ 10:39 am

  13. Hi Gini and AA: Even though I enjoyed watching Little Miss Sunshine, I agree with Wolcott observations. “Little Miss Sunshine tries to have it both ways: it mocks the laquered, dolled-up, prancing nymphetry of such pageants–assumes an air of superiority–then has its heroine perform something even more vulgar for cheap laughs.” and also with “The entire family seems to have been peeled off a billboard advertising an All-American dysfunctional family.”

    Hi Haritha: I add the caption to each image on my own and there is no easy, ready to use feature on Wordpress for that. You just have to type the caption below the image. Hope this helps.

    :)-, a microwave methi mattar malai, Wow, 4 m&m’s, that must be good.:) Glad to hear that you tried and liked the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.

    Nandu: Thanks for your request. I will definitely blog about it one of these days.

    I never cooked with it but I remember reading a recipe with fennel bulbs at Spicyana food blog, Raghu. You can find the link in Food blog list.

    Balu: It’s not one but total 6 recipes, exactly matched word by word were published on Yahoo without the food bloggers permission/knowledge. Ultimately Yahoo is responsible for its content. It definitely should atleast apologize to the blogger, I think.

    Comment by Indira — February 20, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

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