News To Amuse - Feb 05, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar and C.N.R Rao were conferred with Bharat Ratna in a ceremony yesterday. I think the status of Bharat Ratna is falling over years. Has he ever scored a triple century in tests? Has he ever scored the maximum number of runs in a year?  I mean, who is this C.N.R Rao?

Microsoft has appointed Indian born Satya Nadella as its CEO. Before he had played key role in launching Bing. I am happy to see that Microsoft is moving away from cheap labour and crappy products as a strategy. But there was a small hiccup in the press meet yesterday. When the announcer said that Nadella had worked on Bing, everybody wanted to know what it was. Nadella jumped in and said, "You haven't heard of Bing! It is very famous. Just Google it and you will know."

Abdul Kalam, in a function yesterday, urged the kids to think out of the box. The kids said they are! "Nowadays we are into xbox." They shouted back.

Tiger Woods came to India to play a Golf event. The event was not open to public. Even Media was refused access. Apparently, the event was organized to increase the popularity of Golf in India. The Ambani brothers have said, "No, Thanks."
While he was here, Tiger woods met Sachin Tendulkar and his family. When asked whether you would like to come again to India, he said, "Sure. But next time I want to see Taj Mahal."

Amitabh Bachchan has said he stopped endorsing Pepsi after a girl in Jaipur asked him why he promoted the soft drink that her teacher had branded as 'poison'. Nowadays Amitabh Bachchan endorses Gujarat tourism and was on his way to Godhra to shoot another advertisement when he revealed this.

Ian Thorpe has checked into rehab and getting treatment for depression. In 1998, when Thorpe came to the press meet after he won the first world chamionship, he was wearing a T.Shirt that said - I am more intelligent when I am under water. I thought it was just a joke. Stupid me!