Month: April 2006

Kaavya’s Boo Boo

Picture this. You’ve got yourself a huge advance on your book. You need to finish it. Quickly. The publishers are pounding on the door. With the money bags. What do you do? You scurry to your library, pick up some novels you really loved reading and randomly start copying (or getting inspired) bits here and there. Besides, you’re only 17! Unfortunately though for you, several others too have read the same book.

What’s in a name?!

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had a baby daughter. Okay, that’s not so surprising. It was expected after all. But what I can’t understand is their choice of name. Celebrities seem to be intent on giving their kids the strangest names so that they have a tough time in school and while growing up. Or maybe they do it so their kids really stand out! For example, Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple. Of all the names in the world, why would you choose a fruit? (According to a new report, Gwyneth has a friend called Plum and therein lies her penchant for fruit names.) Julia Roberts has named her twins Hazel & Phinnaeus. Lord, do we even want to try pronouncing the second one? David Bowie’s son? Easy! Zowie Bowie!! Bob Geldof’s daughters with Paula Yates go by Peaches and Fifi Trixiebelle and Tiger Lily Heavenly Hirani. You almost begin to appreciate Apple now 🙂 Coming back to Tom Cruise who has named his daughter Suri. I just hope that she doesn’t come to …