Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Special: Star Power, Trash, Poetry, and the Usual Leftovers

Some of you may have heard the rumor, started on Facebook, I think, that I've been hanging out with the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, and Rahul Gandhi. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. At least not yet; I mean, who knows what the future might hold?

You see we were all featured in the October 16th issue of Yuva ("the magazine for young India"). And I've been getting missed calls from a few unknown numbers lately, so who knows...(if that's you Saif, don't hang up so fast, yaar; my balance is low, otherwise, I'd call you back for sure!)

Seriously, though, Yuva has been around for many, many years, but it is looking glossier and hipper than ever. I'm there because Supriya Nair, who writes a regular column on blogging for Yuva, saw the Green Light Dhaba and decided to interview me. I was very excited of course, but I played it cool, I think. We talked about the Green Light Dhaba, the Indian Youth Climate Network's website, and why inflation is an environmental issue.

Here's an excerpt from Supriya Nair's introduction to the interview:

I'm always looking for strong, eloquent voices in the political blogosphere and its outlying areas. And HB's mix of 'environmentalism, economics and outrage every Tuesday and Thursday' hit the spot for a number of reasons. I see a fair bit of eco-consciousness among people of my generation and younger, but their concerns and projects haven't translated into a space on the Internet yet. And while political anger always finds its way online in sporadic bursts of emotion, the entrance of a balanced, structured (there's something so reassuring about 'every Tuesday and Thursday') new voice editorialising issues issues that we're all deeply interested in seemed like an event to celebrate.

That's enough to make any green light turn red! If you want to read the actual interview, you'll have to run out and buy a copy of Yuva soon. (It's the one with Ranbir Kapoor on the cover; I'm pretty sure I was a close second for that honour, but I'm not bothered, because I'm not in this for the fame. And Ranbir
is looking very, very sharp in that suit!)

OK, don't leave before checking out the links below.

Snacks Menu

More Trash and Junk

  • Midway: What does trash do to Albatross chicks who live on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? These photos will make your jaw drop. I know I ran it last week, but I'm putting it up again, because you have to see it!
  • "Wonderland" of junk over at The Plum Tree: Legend says that if you know how to build a truck, you can get all the parts required to build it in the shops on Bangalore's Siddiah road. Go and see.
From here and there

Leftovers:the Best of the Dhaba, Reheated

Just Last Week:

What's Hot:

Funnier than the Rest:

How the World Works, Simply:

If that's not enough for you, you can check out our posts on King Fisher beer, Shashi Tharoor, ceiling fans, and a whole lot of other stuff over at!

We hope to see you back here next week.


  1. Thank you for a lovely interview - you made it a breeze to put that piece together!

  2. Thanks, Supriya. The pleasure was mine only.


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