School's out!

Feb 11, 2012, 06:40 IST | Lindsay Pereira

Bollywood director Subhash Ghai and his film institute Whistling Woods International were both trending topics after the Bombay High Court asked him to return a plot of land. It prompted Eccentricandhow to tweet: 'Perfect opportunity for Ghai to make more movies without any *plot*.' Ajit Jagtap had this comment to make: 'Whistling Woods is not a business, says Ghai. Of course, Sir. Students do charity worth Rs 10 lakh and more for their courses.'

Jamie Alter had this to say: 'I'd like Ghai to refund me for the films Yaadein, Kisna and Black & White.' And a question from Hiral Bhatt: 'Dear Subhash Ghai, does this mean an-even-more-expensive Whistling Woods?'

The crying game
Soon after Union Minister Salman Khurshid reportedly told journalists that Sonia Gandhi 'cried bitterly' after seeing images of the Batla House encounter, it became a topic of discussion. Madhusudan Thakkar described it as the 'worst kind of vote bank politics', while Suresh En asked, 'Why was Gandhi shown the pictures by Salman Khurshid in the first place?' Aditya Aima tweeted: 'Can we have the Batla House pictures uploaded so we can cry bitterly?' And in Ramesh Srivats's words: 'Robert Vadra can now say, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi BooHoo Thi.'

Making a fuss
What is your problem? That question was answered by many for a while, yielding these among other responses: 'I give people the benefit of doubt when they don't deserve it', 'I get bored too easily', 'I forgive but don't forget', 'I never tell anyone how I really feel' and, worryingly, 'I don't get along with most people because they are stupid and need to abort themselves from the world [sic].'

The last word
From music composer Vishal Dadlani: 'At voting time, Bombay is a fat, spoilt kid who won't get up to flick a switch, because he's too lazy. He'd rather just lie there, in the dark.'

-- Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online (

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