The Anchor: 6 things you could do in the looooong Diwali break this week

24 Oct,2011

There’s an extra long Diwali break coming up. So you’ve had to cancel your Bangkok holiday because of the deluge there and find the tickets to every other touristy place exorbitant? You would’ve liked to watch Ra One at least once, but the endless promos have ensure that you have the movie coming out of your ears, eyes and toe nails?


Worry not. Here’s a recommendation from the MxMIndia editorial team of what you could do.


#1 No 1 on our list is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs. Written by Walter Isaacson, this book shot up on the Amazon popularity charts from oblivion to the top after Jobs passed away. Since it’s got the blessings of Jobs, be sure of getting some rare insights.

It’s going to be on all bookstores and is available for quite a steal on Flipkart (Rs 559) or better still, off at Rs 543. Hey, the 16 bucks could buy you a world of things. Isaacson’s book is scheduled to be out today (Oct 24).


#2 Go shopping for the Smart TV at Chroma, eZone, Vijay Sales etc. The Samsung Smart TV or the other brands in the same genre. It can do loads of things together, plus also play videos from DVDs and YouTube. Prices are high, but can be fitted into EMI plans.


#3 Get yourself a couple of DVDs. Check the ones at Flipkart ( Okay the new releases may not excite you much: Nutcracker 3D is a downer. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has already been on telly recently, but if you want to see it at one go and with deleted scenes and the making of a few of the songs, go for it at Rs 255 (Flipkart again). Some good giftables are available from among the TV shows.


#4 Live events: Eden Gardens is going to come alive with an ODI tomorrow (Oct 25) and a T20 encounter on Saturday (Oct 29)… the games are between India and England and they’ll be on Neo Cricket (and DD). There’s Metallica in Gurgaon (Oct 28) and Bengaluru (Oct 30). Plus of course Lady Gaga and all the entertainement acts to coincide with the big F1 days on Oct 28-30.


#5 Go watch Ra One. Poor Shahrukh Khan. He’s invested huge sums of money and time for its promotion. May as well watch it. Meanwhile, visit MxMIndia next Monday for our expert view on the film and how we think the reviewers fared.


#6 And last but definitely not the least, await MxMIndia’s Diwali special on Wednesday. Titled ‘It’s gr8 to be in the media’.  Guest writers plus Anil Thakraney, Ranjona Banerji, and, a little birdie tells us, even Mediaah! To those of you, who’ve been initiated to MxMIndia a little late, this may be a good opportunity to dig into our archives.


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