Slumdog Millionaire

Watch it.

It’s beautifully scripted, with brilliant acting, awesome scene shots plus it offers great insight into the past 30 years or so of changes that India has gone through.

It’s Bollywood meets Hollywood… on Hollywood’s terms, at least this time round.

The plot centres  on a Muslim Indian man, who grew up in the slums, who appears on India’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn how the contestant knows the answers to all of the questions.

Of course, there’s the typical Leftist Hollywood bullshit factor but surely we’ve all learned to deal with that… and thus, it is a really really good movie.

PS Apparently the thing is up for an Academy Award. And so it should be.


Slumdog Millionaire has won seven BAFTA awards, including Best Film.

Same same but different

John Miller, at the Corner, sees the parallels and the perpendicular.


Obama has certainly brought change more of the same to Washington.

When President-elect Barack Obama introduces his national security team on Monday, it will include two veteran cold warriors and a political rival whose records are all more hawkish than that of the new president who will face them in the White House Situation Room.

Sweeping shift of priorities (next paragraph in link – be bothered to read it), but. Yep. OK. Whatever.

NEWSBREAK! Old man changes outlook!!! Oooooookay.

The irony is, of course, is that this is actually a good thing and Team Obama is starting to seem OK.

India: we are with you

Our fates were first sealed with a handshake. Now they are sealed in blood.


Now get trained up.


Bush assures help.


It’s war.

Lataan blames Blair

Over 500 people have been tortured, killed and/or injured, yet Damian Lataan sees fault in Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt.

In cold blood

”It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured.”

In cold blood? Or are these islamofascists passionate about their work?

Killer fears death


The only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it – revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’.

Once inside Nair Hospital, Kasab, who suffered only minor injuries, told medical staff: ‘I do not want to die. Please put me on saline.’

One doubts India will show much mercy, though. They’re furious.

Mark Steyn with further insight.


The cricket’s off.


An image problem?

The only good thing…

Live Earth concert in Mumbai cancelled.

Well, at least the AGW crusaders have some decency.

It’s over

With almost 500 people killed or wounded, and 11 terrorists dead, finally, after 60 hours, the Mumbai attacks have ceased.

A total of 195 people are confirmed to have been killed and 295 others wounded. Twenty-two foreigners were killed, included the Israelis, five Americans, two French nationals, two Australians, two Canadians, a German, a Japanese, a British Cypriot, an Italian, a Singaporean and a Thai.

An attack on the West, and on us all indeed.

Of course, Anthony Loewenstein might have a different take on this.

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