National-award winning actor and YouTube sensation Dhanush’s anthem for Sachin Tendulkar played a bit of hide-and-seek on the video-sharing network last week. The song with a tune very similar to the sensational ‘Kolaveri Di’ got a lukewarm response in terms of quality, but still managed to go viral. On February 10 though, it suddenly went off YouTube forcing the actor to rant on his Twitter handle (@dhanushkraja): “Sad dat sum1 removed sachin song link.v worked so hard 4 a week wout a mins sleep.”
But things did change soon. The song was back, and had crossed 2 million views. Dhanush did concede though that it had received ‘mixed reactions’. So, it was probably a short-lived infatuation with glocal Englees. Soup story?
Enough with the rumours
The rumour mill has gone into such an overdrive about the impending Apple iPad3 launch that it borders on the unbearable. Almost every technology blog is betting that the gadget will be out on March 7, and that it will most probably feature a powerful quad-core processor and an improved Retina display.
With no Steve Jobs around, it would be interesting to see who will take the role of wowing the awaiting masses should the gadget indeed be unveiled in the first week of March. Will Tim Cook display the flair and showmanship of Jobs that has thus far marked every product launch or advancement of the company as if, as his biographer Walter Isaacson put it, they were epochal moments in the history of technology?