Intelligents’ Bureau is warned well in advance

Heaven knows that what we need in these gloomy, recessionary, terroristy times is a hearty laugh (at somebody else’s expense). Cartoonist Prakash Shetty manfully steps into the breach with Vaare Kore, a humour monthly in Kannada, that is guaranteed to crawl out of the Press Club of Bangalore on Friday, January 23, whether it is launched at 11 am or 11 pm.

ps: It is hereby clarified that there is no truth in the rumour doing the rounds that, buoyed by the Golden Globes, Danny Boyle is planning a sequel called Slumdog Billionaire.