CNBC Stars – Bartiromo and Burnett – A Bollywood Rasik’s Perspective

In our earlier article on CNBC (Watching CNBC – A Bollywood Rasik’s Perspective – July 12), we drew a humorous  analogy between the rumored “Maria Bartiromo – Erin Burnett” rivalry on CNBC (discussed in the New York Times Business Section – see our July 12 article) and the rumored “Bipasha Basu – Katrina Kaif” rivalry in Bollywood….

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“Wall Street was Drunk” Or Is Network-Cable Television Media Drunk?

Compare the following two statements: “It is undeniable that the combination of excessively low interest rates maintained for a protracted period of time, and a steady, multi-year decline in market-determined volatility, was the recipe that enabled Wall Street Firms to leverage their balance sheets to levels that were several standard deviations from historical norms. The deleveraging of…

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First Ever Acquisition of Bollywood Film Rights by a Hollywood Studio

Samachar.com reports that Walt Disney has bought the overseas home video rights of Taare Zameen Par, the 2007 award-winning film about problems faced by dyslexic children. Disney will distribute the home video of the film in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.Taare Zameen Par (“Stars on Earth”) won the 2008  Filmfare Best Movie Award as well…

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Indonesia’s Celebrated Actress – A Fan of Shammi Kapoor and Dil Deke Dekho

Indonesian actress Christine Hakim, a six-time recipient of Indonesia’s prestigious Piala Citra award for best actress, grew up watching Shammi Kapoor films according to an article in the Hindustan Times on July 17. “A lot of Bollywood content is shown on TV in Indonesia. Bollywood existed in my country even before I was born. I…

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