Thanks to technology people, many a times, I have been at the receiving end. Hard to say, whose mistake it was. Anyways, now I am no longer under the impression that different languages only mean stuff like html, Perl, ASP....

Those that don`t watch BBC or CNN`s primetime news bulletin are probably not aware that I have quit my Sports Editor`s job at www.sify.com. Not much of a Sports Editor, but still. I will be joining American International Group (www.aig.com) as their Corporate Communication guy. Is the move good or bad? I

Tomorrow, I will be driving my car to office for the 15th time. Quite a landmark. Rekha and I celebrated the anniversary today with mint flavored ice-cream at Move ‘n Pick. I had a spoonful while Rekha managed to get two spoonfuls out of the cups left by those using

After studying for six years - from 1994 to 2000, my wife Rekha joined Sify as the Product Manager for their Entertainment Channel. Back then, I used to work for Sify as Product Manager for their Sports Channel. That`s when she met me and fell head over heels for me.

Rekha and I are married. At 11.45 a.m. on the 8th of Sept 2004 we were pronounced husband and wife. Thirty two awe-struck friends and relatives from Tamil Nadu looked on even as my soon-to-be-relatives herded me into the Anna Poorneshwari temple at Kannur. Am glad I was given five minutes to

The problem with surprising one`s wife at the age of 34 is that all the easy routes have been already taken - like leaving an ‘I love you` wallpaper on the desktop, sending home flowers when you are out of town or calling the old newspaper guy to dispose the

This Friday Rekha read my blog after a long time and as expected wasn`t impressed with the way I had been projecting her to the World. After leaving damaging comments (which I have deleted now) she decided to call me at office. "I would like to discuss our marriage with

Here are some of my captions. 1) Chocolate Ice-Cream 2) Double scoop please 3) Dung-up treasure 4) Sheds or Tails 5) Rear View I think you should also get creative....and come up with some real smelly ones....

(I promise these are not mine) What has one horn and gives milk? A milk truck. What do you get when you cross a stream and a brook? Wet feet. What's gray, eats fish, and lives in Washington, D.C.? The Presidential Seal What bird can lift the most? A crane. What happens when frogs park illegally? They get toad. Where did

A series of blogs on my father, in the hope that he doesnot end up reading it. I am in luck: for my father the internet is as good as a fishing net ... I know it is hard to believe, but my father once owned a bank. Yes, a bank. Name:

Here is a series of SMS exchanged between Rekha and me in January, 2004 - way before we got married. I have tried to give you the date and time for easy comprehension. Jan 3, 6.30 p.m. - Rajan: I am going to Bangalore tonight Jan 3, 6.33 p.m. - Rekha:

I really mean it...the biggest open source conference - who said open source as a concept can only be used for software development? - rolled off to a Ferrari like start at 9 a.m.. Kiruba Shankar, who has been the inspiration behind this camp ever since the idea was mooted said

Not all who smoke Gold Flake Kings, live life King-size. Well, at least not the ones those are married. Not so long ago, I was a chain smoker. Now I am chained smoker. From a cool sounding 15-20 cigarettes/day, to very modest 1-2 cigarettes a day, it has been a very steep

This is a joke my father once told me. It seems Winston Churchill was visiting India and Jawahar Lal Nehru took him on an early morning walk around the Teen Murti Bhavan. Midway through the walk, Churchill pointed to a man squatting by the roadside and asked Nehru, "What is that

What you are going to read happened in a small town called Sivakasi, in Tamil Nadu...way back in the 1980s. 1989 to be precise. For those who don't know, Sivakasi is a hyper active town with a population of less than 5 lakhs yet supplying 90% of all firecrackers,

Finally! This post is to announce my arrival in Gurgaon. The city is all gur and no gaon. At about 9.15 a.m. on June 25, the pilot of the 6.15 a.m. Kingfisher Airlines from Chennai announced: "We will be reaching Delhi in the next ten minutes. The climatic temperature in

Many movies have been directed and many stories written about what can happen if we hear people speak their mind. That is, if besides hearing what people say...we also hear what they want to say but don`t. Here are some scenarios which could sound funny - Executive: I will be getting promoted

It looks like my uncle`s tonsure in Tirupathi has borne fruits. My long pending wish of traveling by the Kingfisher Airlines has almost materialized; I am taking the 6.50 a.m. flight to Mumbai tomorrow - for the Yahoo! joining formalities. I have been looking forward to traveling in Kingfisher Airlines ever

She was awesome with homour (no wonder she was the World`s most celebrated humor columnist). Something, I have always wanted to be. Here is an online Museum in her name..with all info on her. At one point of time her humor columns would appear in more than 500 newspapers across the

You are going to read a Yahoo! Messenger conversation between a husband and wife. The husband works for an Internet major called www.ibibo.com and wife used to be with Cognizant Technology Solutions, till she decided to give up her career for a few babies (the couple were aiming for twins).

A 28-year old man has found a condom in a 2-liter Pepsi bottle. He and his wife had gone to Khandala for a nice weekend, and after booking a hotel room, they asked for room service. Even as the requested Pepsi bottle arrived, the couple got cozy. Soon, a condom materialized

Before we get into the whys and hows let me tell you that I am very upset with Standard & Poor’s. I mean, what kind of a name is this? Don’t people think before naming their companies? Thank God, they didn’t name it ‘Poor Standards’ or ‘Standard’s Poor’. Personally, I

Harry Kurnitz was once asked what he thought of Volkswagens. He said: "I have been in bigger women." Not a polite thing to say, but I think the same of Tata Nano. Very unfortunate then, that Ratan Tata (the man who dreamt of Tata Nano and made it possible) has

One of the Ouchmytoe.com readers mailed this short piece and asked me to upload it on the blog. Not willing to disappoint her, here goes - A married man left from work early one Friday afternoon. Instead of going home, however, he squandered the weekend (and his salary) partying with the

It seems there is a National Liars Hall of Fame in Dannenbrog, Nebraska, US of A. No, I am not lying. It is true. Maybe, we could set up something like this in India - the Indian Liars Hall of Fame. It would be an able platform for all those out

My office has at least six pregnant ladies. One could blame it on last year`s winter, which must have seen the couples cuddle together in their warm beds. On extrapolation, one can safely assume that every body was healthy in the winter, otherwise how could they have had all the physical

This is part of my series where I look at an image and come up with a story. Here are my two earlier, similar attempts - On why I hate chicken and Fallen Angels You probably don`t know but I was once a very famous jockey. Serious. OK fine...if you don`t

This is the latest update from the Blog World. And it is big. Phase 1 Editor of the JAM magazine for youth Rashmi Bhansal writes an article on IIPM`s tall claims in its print advertisements. The three different parts of the article were - The Rankings | The Degree | The Placements Phase 2 Gaurav

Tomorrow at 11 a.m. or so, I will be working on the 3rd part of the 'When I was the villain' series. Here is your chance to make the 'story ending' difficult for me - leave a word or phrase I should include in the third part of the series.

Girls always put on weight after marriage. Men lose flab if they take lunch to office...or gain weight if they eat out during lunch breaks. The issue compounds when both the husband and wife work in IT companies where, even if one doesn`t have work one is forced to hang on

I am enlightened. For now, I know why my parents had only three kids. The last of their child is my younger sister born in 1979. Just came to know, they had bought a black and white television some ten months before she was born. With this bit of informaton safely

All of a sudden I realized I have been blogging for more than a year now. Guess, it was time for some stock taking. Just when I had given hope, I realized that Go Stats could provide me with the information. For those who do not know how many people

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else. - Will Rogers (You bet sir. For I don`t think what is happening to me is comedy...but these guys who are regular readers of my marriage woes think it is funny) The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one

If you didn`t know what a Zodiac is...well, it is a division of the year into 12 parts...each with a different movement of the sun, moon and the other planets. Since the movement of these celestial bodies is different during different Zodiac divisions...people born during these phase have different characteristics.

Joke 1: Facebook buys Whatsapp for $19 billion when they could have downloaded it for free! Joke 2: Zuckerberg, if you are still into acquiring internet services that people spend enormous time on, may I suggest IRCTC. – Ramesh Srivats Joke 3: One says Facebook bought Whatsapp for $19 Bn another says

A colleague of mine is leaving our company, which happens to be an IT major. If you have noticed, everybody always talks "Major." Why don't we hear somebody say: "My husband works for an IT minor." Anyway, that's besides the point. Thanks to this colleague of mine, who called it quits...Rekha

If you have been following my escapades with air-hostesses here, here & here...you will like this write-up as well. Rhea, Rekha and I left Gurgaon on Wednesday morning and reached Madurai in the evening - all for 3-4 days of Diwali celebration with friends & relatives. Since Air Deccan doesn`t