Monday, 31 August 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
It rained all night in the city. I wonder what drove the sky to tears in this time of festivity.
It wasn’t as if a dam had burst; it was a steady pouring that deflected off the sidewalk,
and turned into muddy puddles of pedestrian woes.
As the night turned into dawn and then to morning, the downpour was accompanied by distant rumblings of discontent, too weak to deserve even a solitary bolt of lightning. In the murky light of the morning, the rain retreated quietly leaving the sun huddled behind a cotton blanket of unmoving clouds.
Far away from the city, in the village,
dampness hangs in the air, sticking to an unnatural heat, turning men into sponges that are unable to cry.
Friday, 21 August 2009
A news report in today’s Times of India, Mumbai filed from
“Honey, how has the chicken turned out?”
“Oh, chomp, great! Can I have more chomp, chomp please?”
Now we have a scientific reason for why smokers make better husbands.
The study is based on an analysis of tongues of 62 Greek soldiers.The army, as we were taught in school, marches on its stomach. The place where the army eats its meals is called a 'Mess'. Now we know why it doesn’t march on its tongue.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Last week the world celebrated Janmashtmi, the birth of Sri Krishna. According to a news report in The Times of India, maternity hospitals in Kolkata overflowed with mothers opting for a C-section because they believed that if their son was born on this holy day, he would be a reincarnation of
I wonder what would happen if indeed a reincarnation was born to one of these mothers:
Would she be okay with the idea of entrusting her son to a cowherd’s family so that his uncle wouldn’t kill him?
How would the neighbours react if the reincarnated baby crawled into their houses and stole Amul butter packs from their fridges?
Or, if He stole the clothes of teenage girls having a bath in the river?
Or, would the PETA or SPCA hold demonstrations after He killed a particularly dangerous snake residing in the local
Or, if he spent entire days playing the flute and dancing with the girls in the neighbourhood?
And so on. But that’s not the saddest part of the article. It further reports that the parents who had a daughter after the C-section ‘were very disappointed’.God!