A Jewish friend of mine remarked once, only half joking, that he believed Indians are the true Chosen People. I lived in India for about three years and my husband (currently known as my hus Pad, thanks to his appropriating the i Pad he "gave me," -- but that is another column) is from New Delhi, which, in addition to providing me with lots of Indian friends and in-laws, have given me a pretty good perspective on the desirability of the people from the world's largest democracy -- and how to woo them. If you are pinched for time, you can simply claim SRK is your favorite and move on. If you bust out something like, "Yea, I loved Kuch Kuch Hota Hai," you are very likely to get a second date. Showing an appreciation for Bhangra will score you points. If you want to be adventurous and score some points, I suggest you try cooking him/her a few Indian dishes. Aside from English, Hindi is the most prevalent but not all Indians speak Hindi so you might have to determine his/her native tongue.) Before we got together, Sanjay was greatly amused by my reciting various things in Hindi to him.
Moreover, Indian men Ok, now that the stock for single Indians is up, you need to be on your game if you want to date one. One, SRK is short hand for Shahrukh Khan, one of India's premiere Bollywood celebrities. You don't want your date to think that if things go south, you will resort to stalking.
If you are Indian, you can skip the rest of this post and spend the next four minutes savoring your desirability. Oh yea, I almost forgot to mention: one more big bonus when it comes to dating an Indian: communication with cabbies. New Yorkers: Just imagine if you could stop a taxi during the 4pm transition time and your date could say, in Hindi, "Hey brother, will you please take us to Spring and 6th?
If you are not Indian, keep reading to learn seven things that should ingratiate you with them. Indians take Bollywood and their celebrities very seriously.
It should be obvious by now that you need to have a favorite Hindi movie. Most major cities have theaters that screen Bollywood films otherwise you can easily stream one through Netflix, etc. It has an irresistible beat that will motivate even the most dance-phobic types to hit the floor. Unless you are willing to take some serious initiative in the kitchen, plan to go out for an Indian meal. Many Indians would agree that it is often tough to find a good Indian restaurant, even in major cities. (Note: there are hundreds of languages spoken in India.
Major bonus points if you suggest seeing a Hindi movie together. Bhangra is the percussion-heavy music that is featured in most Bollywood films.
More robust versions of Ubuntu for Tablets will likely be available for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets by the end of the year.
However, Ubuntu tablets won't ship until the UI layer is folded into the fully unified Ubuntu 14.04 in the spring of 2014.
Canonical expects to integrate a stable Ubuntu Phone with Ubuntu 13.10 ("Saucy Salamander") this October, making it available for Nexus 4 and Nexus Phone users, prior to a native Ubuntu-based phone launch in 1Q 2014. Only four and a half weeks to go and phone 1.0 will be a reality!
Obviously we're all trying to finish or fix lots of things in the remaining time, but that might include hard-to-track-down and painful regressions. -- Loïc Minier We are all excited about Ubuntu for phones, but it will take some time to get into the marketplace.
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