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Looking For Love In India--And Santa Claus Is Evil?

ComScore has released its first study on internet usage in India. (What took so long? Seems half the internet is RUN in India.)

Not surprisingly, internet usage there is growing quickly. In May, 28 million Indians got on the web, a 27 percent increase from a year ago. And the growth potential is huge, since only about 3 percent of the population is currently using the 'net. ComScore says the average Indian internet user went online 25 times during May and stayed there 28 minutes per visit, and the fastest growing category is "maps", up 64 percent.

Googlewas the most visited site, but the site with the fastest growth, up 46 percent, is BharatMatrimony.com! India's eHarmony! Check out the happy faces in the "Success Stories" column.

SANTA CLAUS IS EVIL
Am I the only one who thinks Radovan Karadzic, the "Butcher of Bosnia", now looks like Santa Claus? According to news reports, he practiced "alternative medicine" while on the lam. I can only imagine.

TORI SPELLING'S MOM STILL LIVING LARGE
Aaron Spelling built the largest home in a town full of "big." His 123-room, 56,500 square foot mansion (seen here) looms over Hollywood. But two years after his death, his widow, Candy Spelling, is looking to downsize. She's now reportedly spending a record $47 million for an LA condo.

The two-story penthouse in Century City is only 16,500 square feet, less than a third the size of her home. I foresee big business for the local Public Storage outlet. The condo won't be completed until next year, and it has views from the mountains to the sea, which you can actually see three days a year when the Santa Anas blow out the smog. The Los Angeles Times says the purchase price works out to $2,848 per square foot, up from the previous record of $2,700...set in the same building.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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