TV is a medium. but on rare occasions it is well-done, and actually worth watching .

 

I have a soft spot for Indians. I might be the ancient tradition full of wisdom and tales. It could be the colorful aesthetics and the incredible cultural richness of this culture. Or maybe it is just the accent.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  
   

Goodness Gracious Me
- Going out for british

I have a soft spot for Indians. I might be the ancient tradition full of wisdom and tales. It could be the colorful aesthetics and the incredible cultural richness of this culture. Or maybe it is just the accent. Goodness gracious me too please.

Eddie Murphy and Chris rock can say nigger and tell jokes about black's running abilities. It's one of the very rare advantages of being a minority group. Like Seinfeld's dentist who converted to Judaism just so he could tell the jokes. Goodness gracious me take that moral license and take head on not only a full continent but also the immigrants who left.

I like smart comedy. It can be silly. It can be downright stupid, but still smart. And as good Asian students, they don’t take anything less than A+ as an acceptable result. Their mother would never stand for it.

 
Sanjeeb Austin, Rickshaw test pilot.
A man barely alive . We can rebuild him.
We have the power, we have the capability, we DON’T have the ideal exchange rate.
Sanjeeb Austin IS the six million rupee man!
 
 

Religion, tradition, modernity, language, food, antiques, food, relationship, food. Ok, ok…one of the collateral damages of writing about India is that my mind strays to Indian food. As a vegetarian I am a big fan of Indian food. A nice Dahl. Maybe a Nan with some sag paneer and a nice curry…ahm. Sorry. Where were we?

Goodness gracious me, like a true satirical show, uses that Indian flare over British humor to create a documentation of a culture, of how we in the west perceive India and Indians, and how they see themselves in the mirror of a globalized, rapidly flattenening world.
While it ran, goodness gracious me was like an encyclopedia for Indian behavior, making sure they don’t forget to laugh about anyone, the competitive mothers, the overfed tykes, the teenagers, the grandmother, the arranged marriages, the family outings, the shopping,  the uninvited uncle that fixes everything , the overzealous Bollywood critic, the bad date guy, and the list goes on and on, with at the end, last but not least, the Indian dancing superhero Bangraman!

 

Superman is Indian! Yes! You saw the film, he runs faster than a speeding train. There is only one country you can run faster than the train.

What about clark kent? thick glasses, bad haircut,  go to Calcutta you see millions of civil servants looks exactly the same. Think about it. He has two jobs. Indian. Never takes a day off. Indian.

And how does he get around? Cheap flights! Not just superman. Batman, Spiderman, incredible hulk. All top superheroes come from India.

Look at ancient Hindu texts. Full of super heroes. There's holy man, hanuman, katman…du. Ok, forget that one.

 
 

One of the things I always liked about goodness gracious me is the girl power. They are all great comedians and actors, in the limits of the genre of course, they all have that impeccable timing and the right , but the girls have something more.

Again, maybe I just have a thing for Indian girls. Could be.
It's really not the whole kama-sutra thing, it' s just that they do know how to cook Indian food…
I'm suddenly hungry.

 
BEING HINDU http://youtu.be/YL89XGJW6q0
BEING SIKH http://youtu.be/1cVqA8qBOlQ
KRISHNA http://youtu.be/nqgYyZFrNgQ
PEST CONTROL http://youtu.be/RMuj1VvcoKE
HINDI PEOPLE (COMMON PEOPLE SONG) http://youtu.be/LL3H8nzs7T4
SIX MILLION RUPPEE http://youtu.be/Rchwa5VOmjM
DAVINCI WAS INDIAN! http://youtu.be/d-Rt6eIAzKU