On August 9, Seshu Karthick, a MS from University of Texas at Dallas, sent me a mail which unfortunately landed in my SPAM folder. Today while cleaning up the folder I found his mail. Seshu says that Ouchmytoe.com`s articles inspired him to build a web application which would cater to

Even for one moment, I don`t want you to believe that the Vacancy Available advertisement I gave in The Hindu dated September 30, had any sexual intension. Here is what the advertisement said: A handsome young man (I am 31 years old) is looking for an understanding, compassionate lady partner to

At the drop of a hat we use the phrase, "a dog`s life." When somebody asked, "So how is it going?" I would reply, "It has been a dog`s life." All the while I never thought how a Dog`s life would be. Now when I think...I shudder. He would get up in

Since The Kingfisher Class - Part 1 was first written, I have traveled by Kingfisher Airlines twice. On all the three occasions, I had fun. Come be a part of the Kingfisher experience. Other frequent fliers like me would know that after checking-in the bags and getting the boarding pass, one

In 1985 my father was posted in Akhnoor, Jammu (a border area) and thus couldn`t take his family along. Back then, I was 10 years old and was studying in the fifth standard. Every month, my father would send Rs 1500 to my mother, who would then manage the four-member

I think I am real cool Casanova. I have at least 5-6 pretty girls calling me every week. Shhhh....Rekha doesn`t know. This will be our little secret. These girls are pretty and are gifted with sweet, seductive voice. Actually, let me be open with you. I don`t know if these girls

Clarification: When I look at the comments for this post, I have strong reasons to believe that the junta thinks I have written this letter. As I said earlier, the letter is not my creation.   I know it will be hard for you to believe, but what follows is not

The best thing about marriage is that you are never short of reasons to dive into a fight. I foresee Rekha and me being toothless, all wrinkled up like a soaked-for-two-days raisin (‘kismis` for Indian readers), and still fighting it out. The reason though escapes my mind. So, as you

You could be an Ambani, but there are going to be times when you are at the crossroads wondering...what shall I have now...tea or coffee? Of course, the Ambanis have bigger issues to sort out but my point is...however powerful you are...there are some tough decisions that have to be taken.

On Thursday, 24th of August, Business Line quoted me in an article on Google Adsense & Adwords. As a close friend of mine will agree, the capitalist in me was exposed. The article was written by Abhinav Ramnarayan, who explored the various ‘Google` strategies advertisers and individuals use to make money. Incidentally,

Right at the outset we are sorry for being late in having our marriage pics up on the site. Apologies. Apologies. Apologies. On the right you see the couple in all the gladiatorial-glory. All decked up for what would be a life full of fun and sacrifices! On Sept 8 (the

There were times when my wife Rekha called me a Dog. You got to give it to her for being appropriate - she never addressed me as a dog in front of strangers & relatives. It was reserved for occasions when we were alone - especially, when we were in

No it will not deny it. I am a sex maniac. Infact, when I was seven years old, I fantasised relationships with Gitanjali Iyer, Rini Khanna and Usha Alberquqe - news readers of the Doordarshan era. It is another thing that the three pretty ladies never knew that I existed. After

If you want to publish your articles in any website...http://www.useless-knowledge.com would be a good bet. It is easy, and is free. While submitting your articles, you will be asked to give 'Author Profile.' Suggest, you include your blog url in your profile. Additional visitors wont hurt, would they? Also, the fact

Now I am a respectable man in the society, but not so long back - when I was young and could jump over walls quick – I was actually a Mumbai Underworld gangster. Robbing & killing for money!

My previous article was on why women matter to men. The timing was intentional....after all... 8th of March is International Women`s Day. Heres wishing the very best to all the women I love and all those who love me. Not to mention Rekha! Here are some quotes, which actually speak volumes

According to reports Osama Bin Laden is in US custody. I would not believe that. Why would the US President capture Osama - his sworn enemy - and not announce his triumph to the World? After all, Bush is leader of the free World and has the good of mankind

When I left Yahoo in just seven months, I had sent out a farewell mail to all my Yahoo colleagues. Today, while going through my old mails...I saw this and I have to admit that I was impressed with the farewell mail I had sent out. Thought why not share

Rhea takes amazing amount of interest in singing, and listening to music. Perhaps this and the fact that her mother was once a violinist....made us buy a small keyboard for Rhea a few years back. Occasionally she forces us to take the keyboard out and bangs a few keys. In

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

You have always been told the wrong mythological stories…..because that’s what the elders wanted you to hear….so that you grew up with values and conscience. The truth is far more life like…far more real. Check out four mythological stories – find out why Ganesha has an elephant head, Why Shiva has

A few days back a friend of mine joked that if Google carries on at the speed it is now, Yahoo! will soon have to replace the exclamation mark with a question mark...like this - Yahoo? I wasn`t so sure then...but after I read these three articles I wonder if my

I am a vegetarian. Don`t ask me why. I don`t want to go through the turmoil all over again. On second thoughts, I might as well tell you. At least...you won`t be addicted to chicken....and in the process lose your life. This happened well before my marriage, so you won`t find

Here is a letter Rekha wrote to me on the first anniversary of us deciding to marry (and speak to our parents). The letter is produced as it was handed over to me. The only additions are my comments in brackets. *The day was 31st March (Rekha, am I right?) Dear Rajan, Remember

There used to be a time in my life when I was obsessed with cleanliness. Now, I leave it to Rekha. Most bachelors have clean habits. They brush their teeth once a week, take bath on Sundays, and wear washed clothes for parties and what not. But once they marry, cleanliness

Saw this Apple's iPhone video on YouTube and thought it deserved to be on Ouchmytoe.com as well. Some more iPhone links - # A funny take on iPhone - Courtesy, The Onion # Features the iPhone doesn't have # iPhone - The real story # Wikipedia's iPhone page for comprehensive info on the

I have a thing for both women and trees. You probably wonder why...but I think both are somehow related. I am still working on my experiments...hence will take time to prove it. The first hint that encouraged pursuing this study was when I realized both women and trees have strong barks. Even

I have never been a great singer leave alone being a music lover. I say this because when I last sang, people said I was reading. The only deaf person in the audience loved the speech I delivered before I started singing (she was lip-reading)....but turned away when I started

News bulletins and pimples have one thing in common. We all try to avoid them! The other day, I just happened to ask one of my friend what his father did for a living. "You would not believe it, but when my father starts speaking, everyone sits up and pays attention,"

I don`t know how my family communicated my birth to the rest of the world. Some of my guesses are: Drum beats sounding like the much fashion-walked song ‘Cotton Eye Joe` Painting the trees in the area red (when the trees got cut and towns got built the phrase changed to

The fun things in life even out after marriage. Perhaps it is the commitment. Some call it baggage. Last evening...Rekha and I visited a gynecologist. It was quite an experience. She has been asking me to take her to a gynecologist for a month. I was postponing the meeting...perhaps because

Imagination has no shape...no color...no direction. In the given link...it is aptly signified. Give it a try. Let loose your imagination. Just don`t lose it; you might be thrown out of your job. And I am not recruiting any sooner.

The Indian race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime Doordarshan. - Unknown I know the above maxim no longer stands true, because there is now Fashion TV, Zee Music and Pogo. But, the message that the maxim conveys - that life is not about choices - stands true even

I know most men have faced this dilemma. Should we marrying the girl we love or should we move on to greener pastures? If you ask me, I would say...don`t get into a relationship...but if you have already committed the mistake...don`t stop...marry the girl you love. It makes economical, political, social,

Male sexual organs. Yes, that`s what this post is about. You are probably thinking why you should be reading this...well here are my reasons. You are probably a male but don`t know that and need to be told. Or you are a lady and need to be told about male

Have you ever had a boss who works out of another city? Or have you interacted with a client living across seven seas? If yes, chances are you have attended conference calls. Don`t ask me why they are also known as con-calls.... In my earlier job (with so many bloggers asked to