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Remember Haiti?

April 1st, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

If you haven’t caught this week’s Frontline, an incisive look into January’s earthquake in Haiti and the abysmal relief situation, we highly recommend it:





At long last, it’s a thorough, substantial depiction of the whatthefuckery that has gone down in Haiti (before and since the earthquake)–a welcome answer to the thin, info-free journalistic jerking off we were forced to watch three months ago.

And yes, I’m talking to you, Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta.





Watch the full episode of Frontline: “The Quake” here.

[PBS: Frontline - The Quake]
[Gawker: Anderson Cooper Saves Boy as CNN's Haiti Coverage Reaches Strange Apotheosis]

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The Year of Living Desi-rously

March 5th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

2008 was all about China China China, but 2009 is shaping up to be South Asia’s year. Between the total Oscar dominasian of Slumdog, to the rise and FAIL of Indian-Americans in politics–Bobby Jindal FAIL, Sanjay Gupta FAIL, and Vivek Kundra, who was today named Federal Chief Information Officer, FTW–to M.I.A. popping out her mixtape-making baby right after her upstaging-turn at the Grammys, to the crazazy shit going down between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, to Citi CEO Vikram Pandit becoming the sad face on the precipitous decline of Wall Street, to Freida Pinto becoming a fashion icon and Woody Allen’s muse, good and godawful, Desis are here like paneer, and you betta get used to it.

My favorite Desi success story so far, however, has got to be that of American Idol contestant, Anoop Desai. Anoop, aka “Anoop Dawg,” is the definition of dorklicious, an a cappella-singing group nerd –something our pal Angry Asian Man predicted in private conversation before it became a well-known fact–a normal dude who’s longer on goofy charisma than talent but was nevertheless brought back by the Idol judges to contend tonight for one of the 3 remaining wild-card spots on the show.

I really can’t explain Anoop’s appeal–although j’adore the fact that he wrote his college thesis on the importance of barbecue in the South–but, if the stars continue to align as they have, this guy’s a lock for the Top 12.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Qualificasians

January 7th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

It was reported this week that CNN’s chief health correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is Obama’s top pick for Surgeon General. We don’t know a whole lot about the Office–according to Wikipedia, it’s gotten rather low-pro and unglam in recent years–but we do come from a long line of doctors (well, Diana does…mine are all the academic kind, i.e. “fake” ones), and here are what we consider Dr. Gupta’s outstanding qualificasians:

  1. He’s young (39 years young)
  2. He’s handsome, enough so to play a doctor on TV
  3. He has all of his own hair
  4. He’s already famous, so he doesn’t need the gig as a stepping-stone to something else
  5. He’s the son of immigrants, so he worked his own way to the top
  6. He has big and blindingly-white teeth
  7. He smiles a lot with those teeth, suggesting a terrific bedside manner
  8. He’s a neurosurgeon, suggesting he actually knows what he’s doing
  9. Kal Penn could totally play him in the biopic
  10. He’s Asian!!!

Dude. Confirm this man…stat!

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