As you are all aware, my grand father was a farmer-shepherd. My father interned as a shepherd before finding out that it wasn`t his calling and moved to farming. Farming involved getting up early and sleep walking to the fields two kilometers away, with two well built bullocks pulling you

They say God is love. And I believe I am God...so where is my love? Working in Cognizant Technologies Solution, Navallur, Chennai office*? For those who think there is no God, try getting an electrician to set right your blown fuse, or try getting a puncture-wala to set right your flat

This happened today morning. Rekha and I got up at 6 a.m. Getting up together is a relatively new habit. There used to be a time when Rekha would get up at 5.30 a.m., take bath, pray and with water dripping from her tied-in-a-turban-on-top-of-her-head hair, she would touch my lotus

Ascendas in Taramani, Chennai is a great place to hangout. For little kids that is. That is precisely what happened at the 769th Chennai Blogger`s meet which took off like a dud...oops...scud at 3 p.m. on June 24 at the IT Park. After more than ten years I was spending time

Has your father ever chased you around the house to apply that dirty lather (that`s what one thought till one started shaving) on your cheeks? If the answer is no, you would probably not understand the romance involved. My father was trying on my sisters, and me what he had already

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. - Clare Booth Luce (Now you know why I lie so much) The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...' - Isaac

As part of becoming a father, there are some anniversaries I have to keep in mind. While I have forgotten most, here are the ones I remember. In this post, the dates have been changed so that nobody lands up in court after our kid becomes famous and claims to be

That`s the famous Latin phrase coined by Roman General Julius Caesar after one of his many victories. When translated in English it means "I came, I saw, I conquered." How melodramatic. Recently I came across a funny take on Veni, Vidi, Vici. It read - Volvo, Video, Velcro. Volvo = I came Video

Here is a phone conversation I had recently with my girl friend. No, it wasn`t with Rekha, my wife. My girlfriend: Hi! Me: Hey! My girlfriend: I see a bit of sarcasm in your tone. Me: Sarcasm? Why would I be sarcastic? My girlfriend: How would I know? Ask yourself. Me: But pray tell

I know I should not despise ladies. Afterall, I was born in bed with a lady. But what to do...I also ended up marrying another. OK...so the secret is out. I despise women. But surely not like the Britishers, who always lifted their hats when they passed the ladies. I wonder

Haven't seen anything as creative in a while. Makes immense logic... Just because Chennai didn't get its dose of cricket today...all are behaving odd. Even I have decided to make some sense. OK...before I start making sense...let me make some non-sense.... Question: What would a weatherman sitting in Chepauk give his grandson

Oscar Wilde had once said "Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others." How untrue? Who says bachelors are happy? They aren`t. It is not easy hanging around in the office, in pubs and finally sitting before a desktop and choosing

In recent times my HR has been asking me to interview candidates for the few Product Manager openings ibibo has (and if you are interested, mail me your resume. If you get selected, I can always throw you a party with the referral money I make). Mind you, interviewing candidates

Suggestion: Nag wanted me to write something on pre-marital sex. This is what he said: How abt writing something abt pre-marital sex? Here we go... In this age of hidden cameras, one cannot be too careful about ones sex life. Yet, in this blog...we will try and discuss the intricacies of pre-marital

I know numbers mean nothing...but this one is for the kicks. In May, this Blog reached the 10,000 mark. With one more day to go for this month to be over...this Blog has received 10,263 Page Views. The total number of visitors to this Blog in this month have been 3,863...and they

Becoming one is impossible. Well, at least that`s what I thought till I came to know that a post titled How to: Behave like a Celebrity Blogger (dated 07, August 2007 and written by Adi Crazy) was inspired by me. Apparently, Adi Crazy had been leaving comments on Ouchmytoe.com but wasn`t

I promise, I didn`t write this. Mr. Rajan comes home one night, and his wife throws her arms around his neck and says: "I have great news: I'm a month overdue. I think we're going to have a baby! The doctor gave me a test today, but until we find out

As usual, by afternoon I had to apologize and patch up. If you are married, you probably empathize with me. But if you aren`t you probably think I am a hen-pecked husband. Before I even start proving that I am not hen-pecked, let me tell you that being hen-pecked is not

I have been searching for a house in Gurgaon for the whole of last week. While searching for my abode, I have been made to dwell and eventually believe that in Gurgaon...there are no quarters taken and no given. Perhaps that`s why in the last couple of days I have

In the last ten years, the fuel prices have really gone up. One would have thought with Iraq under US control (well, almost) and all other parts of the World where fuel is found under US influence, the World would be a better place to live in. But no. I have

Ouchmytoe.com has seen two Valentine Day`s posts in its lifetime. Way back in 2004, I was looking for St Valentine and in 2006 I tried making it a special day for my newly wedded wife, Rekha. Today, almost five years (or is it six?) after our marriage I suddenly feel

I wonder why Alexander the Great was ready to risk thousands of his soldiers` lives (not to mention his own) and conquer the whole World. Or for that matter the Mongol King Genghis Khan. What did they get out of their never-say-die pursuits that led to such mayhem? I would never

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown Memory is a bad thing. Especially in relationships that involve a gentleman and a lady. Believe me. Or get married and find out for yourself. July 5th is her Rekha`s birthday...and I have never been able to remember it.

I am writing a book. I have got the page numbers done. - Steven Wright Some of the comments left in my Blog are very flattering on the surface - they say I should get into writing. I ask them all: "Haven`t I already started? And aren`t you reading what I wrote?" Anyways....you

Life is a bitch, and my beloved papa embraces death. But when was life fair? Had it been...wouldn`t Elvis be roaming the streets of Los Angeles and Abraham Lincoln the lanes of Manhattan? By the way, did you know that Lincoln was assassinated in a theatre called Ford when he and

We all spend at least five minutes everyday traveling the lifts. If you are a lift operator you probably spend more than eight hours inside the lifts….but since we didn’t expect you to understand English and be reading blogs on the internet, this blog post doesn’t cater to your interest.

After watching some political leaders fight it out on TV, I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. It is time we gave other professionals - Doctors, Engineers, Software developers, Photographers - a chance to rule the nation. Agreed, we

File Transporter If you have a heavy file (upto 1 GB) to be transferred to another comp or to be sent to your friend, just visit this url, give your/your friend's mail id and upload it. You/your freind will get a mail with the link from where the file can be

"Would you want to make love today?" "I fixed the DVD player for you." "Can you tune into Ten Sports, please?" "Your mother just called." "I sent some money to my parents." "I had this boy friend once...." "I loved the dumb bells you gifted me." "My girl friends find you hot." "I love Bipasha Basu and Mallika

Somebody at http://jokesrfunny.blogspot.com has been copying my content and uploading it as-is on their site (as if it were their own). While it feels good that somebody wants YOUR article on THEIR blog....I still don`t appreciate it. This post is actually a request to the blog owners of http://jokesrfunny.blogspot.com to

Warning: This is not a funny article. It is more of the thinking types. A few hours back, I received a call from a relative of mine, whose son studies in a top-school, here in Chennai. She said, her son had got injured in what she described as ‘color clashes`. She didn`t

First things first - I attended Caferati`s Delhi Meet on Sunday evening (from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.). I was accompanied by wife Rekha and daughter Rhea. I know it does sound like a Minister's entourage...but I am not yet a Minister. We landed at the meeting place at 5.30

New Year resolutions are nothing but new headaches to be taken care of, in the year that unfolds. You don`t realize it until you get married. Because, when you are a bachelor, you give yourself a promise and then break it at leisure on the 3rd of January - that is

One of the greatest gamblers of our time died on 26th Dec 2005. Kerry Packer - the Aussie cricket-lover, businessman and billionaire, who gambled with the way cricket was played, is no more. Some 20-25 years ago when cricket was still played in whites, Kerry Packer intervened and changed the way

Two and a half years back I had announced my marriage with Rekha on this blog. Today, I would like to announce that I am a bachelor again. No! Girls, wait! Not yet. Rekha is gone only for six months and when she is back I will have one more