Last week in the news

Well, it seems that the last week was all about disasters..natural, and man made.

First, the whole world seems to be talking about how Rita was going to devastate the southern region of the wealthiest country on earth. Washington Post, NY Times, Google News, all seem to have Rita related news, when Rita was relatively milder cousin of Katrina. Meanwhile, no one seem to give a hoot about flooding in India.
There are storms brewing in the bay of Bengal. Relief Web has a map that describes the situation. Just click the picture.
Southern India had the worst floods in decades. Villages south of Hyderabad (in Andhra Pradesh) was under water. 56 people are reported killed. Hyderabad, in the Indian Silicon Valley also was hit badly and its image as a modern city to set up operations of foreign companies has also taken a hit.

City of Ahmedabad is also under water. We have not been able to make contact with my brother-in-law in Ahmedabad. Phone lines are down, mobile is also out, and we can only hope that the family is well and out of harms way.

Meanwhile, on the man made disaster, Super Model Tyra Banks, who had to prove to the world that her boobies are real. So she decides to get a sonogram on the sets of some live show. With Kate Moss caught smoking cocaine, and Tyra Banks trying a cheap publicity stunt, I am sick of these celebraties whose entire mantra seems to be to get through life making millions without adding any substantive value to this world. I say, get real Tyra, there are worse problems we have to grapple with.

And, the Yahoo Buzz index has a story on Tess Smith, the latest of Hollywood celebrities going to the extreme to gain publicity. Apparantly she is so poor, she couldn't afford a decent outfit to cover her body.
So, she went to the Emmys wrapped up in a loin cloth. Some body, please hand me a brown paper bag. I am about to throw up!!
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