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missmalini has a new address!

Psst! missmalini version 2.0ye is now available on www.missmalini.com! (I’m still working on getting all the comments migrated and the links/pictures just right so please bear with me.) Also, I have tons of pictures and stuff from the weekend was just waiting for the DNS server to kick in with my new address. So sit back enjoy and don’t worry missmalini is not going anywhere. To the moon baby, to the moon!

Also follow me on Twitter @missmalini for the latest dish.

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missmalini’s TV debut!

lcdtvcomboCheck it out, missmalini has arrived! The good people at CNBC TV18 tell me they’re going to feature my blog this week on a show called Tech Toyz. ISD Fri 6:30pm and Sat 7:30pm on. Tune in if you get the chance 🙂

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IIFA up close and personal…

IIFA photos courtesy Ankit Vengurlekar

IIFA photos courtesy Ankit Vengurlekar

Some people have all the luck. I mean imagine flying to Macau to cover the IIFA Awards as part of your job! (I guess I shouldn’t complain my life is pretty awesome too but still. Macau!) So my Twitter buddy @ankitv (who describes himself as a mortal/non-chronological creature/TV presenter/dreamer/adrenaline junkie/wildlife enthusiast/amateur photographer/storyteller and is an anchor and correspondent for CNBC TV18) has very kindly let me hijack photos from his Facebook to share with you. Check it out!

P.S. Who wants to tell Aishwariya that she may have gone a tad overboard on the make up? And I lovelovelove Lara new haircut, she looks absolutely fab and pixie like. Must be love eh Dino?

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Sushmita Sen

Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Amitabh & Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Abhishek & Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

Larra Dutta

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Dino Morea

Dino Morea

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan and his wax replica

Amitabh and Aisw Bachchan

Amitabh and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Anushka Sharma

Anoushka Sharma

Raveena Tandon

Suchitra Pillai and Raveena Tandon

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Becoming Twitterazzi

nokia6220cbackviewpurpleSo as you may have noticed I’ve recently discovered the wonderful world of Twitter which I confess eluded me for way longer than necessary. So now that I’ve figured it out I can bring you the juice, fresh (and with pictures) from my night outs in Mumbai thanks to my fabulous trusted 5 mega-pixel phone camera [entirely intentional Nokia plug] who knows, maybe they’ll feel like giving me an upgrade? It’s almost my birthday you know.)

Now all YOU have to do is do (as Uncle Cracker once said) is “follow me” on Twitter! You can find me here as missmalini of course; I promise you an endless supply of gossip, celebrity spotting, gig updates (for followers IN Mumbai) and wherever possible, eye-candy for boys & girls alike. Deal?

(And for those not on twitter not to worry I’ll make sure those pictures come up on missmalini the blog “old school” style as well!) so here’s what I twittered recently…

So remember the one time my camera wasn't working and I missed taking a picture of Imran Khan? *sob* I did manage to get thise one on my camera! Something Relevant ripping it up at Daddy's Windsong...

So remember the one time my camera wasn’t working and I missed taking a picture of Imran Khan? *sob* I did manage to get this one on my camera! Something Relevant ripping it up at Daddy’s Wind Song…

Comic trio Vir Das, Kabir and Saurabh Panth dropped into the studio last week, they're going to be kicking off a brand new (and very funny) "relationship advice" show on 94.3 Radio One on Saturdays at 4pm starting next week called "Guy Bhains"  These guys crack me up :) *Bhains in Hindi means bull.

Comic trio Vir Das (who was very funny on Women’s Day), Kabir Singh and Saurabh Panth dropped into the studio last week, they’re going to be kicking off a brand new (and very funny) “relationship advice” show on 94.3 Radio One Saturdays at 4pm starting next week called “Guy Bhains” (watch out ladies!) These guys crack me up 🙂
*Bhains in Hindi means bull.

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Last night I was hosting this gig for Hard Rock Cafe (again)  and caught up with Sidd Coutto from the band Tough on Tobacco (remember I told you about him after the Channel [v] Launch Pad after party?) Well catch him on June 3rd at Il Terazzo for another smashing Daddy’s Wind Song Wednesday!

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Oh and then I had this random I ❤ Mumbai moment when I caught the first monsoon drizzle last week. *sigh* I really do ❤ Mumbai!

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Drifters Delight

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So I stumbled upon a cool new blog recently all thanks to the directory of top Indian Blogs (oh and yay! Guess who just randomly got featured there?!) Now I realise sending you off to another bloggers domain could be detrimental to my cause but I’m hoping (as Justin Timberlake so succinctly put it) that “what goes around goes around goes around comes right back around.” Come on Karma, do your thing!

So it’s called Aspi’s Drift and its (quite literally) a delightfully sardonic “drift” about everything from Music to Bollywood to TV commercials, to Indian TV (mostly reality dance) shows and anything else that shows up on this witty bloggers radar. The first post I read was a hilarious consipracy theory on hidden codes in Indian advertising and since I had seen the very same episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 which Aspi decided to “review” I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I read this;

…Now paired with her new choreographer – Himanshu – Gauhar executed the following dance.

Gauhar is on the phone discussing wedding anniversary plans with Himanshu. (Stay with me here – its a dance so the phone is a fake one). Suddenly she hears a loud crash on the line. WTF? she wonders. Just then the doorbell rings. Himanshu has arrived.

“Ah you made it!” she exclaims. “How could I not for an occasion like this” says fake husband trying to cock his head cutely. Dancing ensues. Both strike numerous poses and execute a bunch of ballroom moves cocked like dancers in a Paso Doble. Then Himanshu melts away in the background. Phone rings. Gauhar picks up. “Your husband is dead!” the voice at the other ends says. Gauhar executes scenery chomping acting and crumbles to the floor.

And thus, Gauhar killed her choreographer on the show. Tremendously absorbing stuff…
read the whole thing here

Good stuff Aspi ji. Good stuff.

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White Russian anyone?

Vivek Jain, Narendra Punj, Kersi Vaccha, Daniel Grant and Arun Kapoor

Vivek Jain, Narendra Punj, Kersi Vaccha, Daniel Grant and Arun Kapoor

Vivek Jain and Rahul Bajaj

Vivek Jain and Rahul Bajaj

Aristocratic wins the Casino Royale Multi Million

Aristocratic wins the Casino Royale Multi Million

Russian Dancers

Russian Dancers

For the second year in a row, the High Street Cruises and Entertainment Pvt Ltd in association with RWITC Ltd. (boy that’s a mouthful) celebrated “The Casino Royale Multimillion Day” on Sunday hosted by Jaydev Mody of the Delta Group,  Rahul and Madhur Bajaj even made a rare appearance at the Mumbai race course. Besides the casino tables and Vijay Mallya’s air conditioned hangar, “Russian Dancers” performed at the Paddock area at regular intervals. (Now really gentlemen, don’t you think its time we got over our Russian dancer fetish?)

Let the dancers go, the vodka can stay.

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Celebrity Cricket Quips – Mumbai 24 – Mid Day (Mumbai)

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