After reading this, you would probably wonder how I managed to get four jobs in the last seven years. But as they say, destiny sure plays a hand. Like all those misguided-missiles-tipped-with-truckloads-of-shit, that one saw on college campus in the early nineties, I also wanted to do an MBA. I had

Here is a conversation I had with our night watchman. It was 11 p.m. and I was yearning for a smoke. After putting Rekha to sleep (which is very easy), I slipped into my sandals and slipped out of the house. I needed a human being to make conversation...so I walked

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

Here goes a lateral thinking puzzle which will force you to think laterally: As all women, the one in question also came home after a long day`s work at office. Since it was evening...and dark out side...she switched on the light in her living room. She was horrified...completely horrified...to see the

I never knew red could be such a pretty color. I realized the beauty of the color after seeing the pretty Kingfisher air hostesses clad in red mini skirts with calf muscles like those of Carl Lewis. As the taxi driver entered the Kamraj Domestic airport in Chennai, I said:

My wife has inspired this post, like all others in this blog. She wanted a kid. I said we could have a kid as soon as both of us were ready. She was adamant, which lead to a scene. I was adamant, and it lead to injuries. Physical and emotional. How do

George Bush has retained the White House. Shucks, I had gotten bored of the Bush jokes on the net and was expecting Kerry to win, so that we would have a fresh set of laughing matter. Looks like I have to contend with Bush jokes for another four years. Don`t know why

Like me, my father has also been a story teller. When young, he told me a story about how one day, somebody told him about a restaurant where one could just eat and get out without paying. Apparently, the restaurant owner would take down your name and address and get

On Sunday last we bought a pram for Rhea - our baby. Believe me, getting the right pram is a difficult task. You could be fooled too. Rekha walked up to me on Saturday morning and said: "We need to buy pram." "I think, ‘p` is silent...for I have only heard

Here is an actual conversation that happened between my wife and me. Please understand that to make it an interesting read I have included a few fight scenes, a few romance scenes and a few song and dance sequences. Date: 7 January, 2011 Time: 7.00 pm IST From: Rekha [Rekha@filmyworld.com] To: Jammy [jv.rajan@gmail.com] Subject: Late? Are

Just like the tortoise boss, the arm chair boss, the peanut boss, the skirt boss and the dolphin boss, there are many types of fathers in law. I am not bluffing here - these boss types real but this post wouldn`t elaborate because it is dedicated to father in laws.

I have a news which only five people in the World know. After you finish reading this paragraph, you would become the sixth person. The five already aware are my Driving Master, three of my driving classmates and Rekha. OK...the secret is...I have been taking four-wheeler driving lessons. "How insulting," was

Ouchmytoe has made it to Desipundit for the second time. A post titled "A fat chance" made it to the collaborative Blog on 19th May. Click Here The last time something similar happened was way back in Sept 2005, when Desipundit found "Why people don`t believe in contraceptives" worthy enough to

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

Heard of all those MIG crashes? Heres one for all those MIGs that have chose to crashland on the paddy fields, unsuspecting hutments...or for that matter into theatres.

Ibibo Web Pvt Limited has another Indian first to its credit. Ibibo becomes the first Indian internet company to integrate applications (a la Facebook, if you know what I mean) into its Social Networking platform. And guess who helped in building it? Yours sincerely! It was quite a learning experience, because

Thanks to Flash's comment left here, I have realized that for the last 30 years of my life I have been referring to Storks as Strokes! What shame...on my teachers. Needless to say, you will have to keep this spelling mistake in mind while reading the post below. I have

Sometimes, somethings are better linked. Ouchmytoe is one such thing, sometimes. Just in case (and I don`t mean a case of beer) you would like to display the latest articles from Ouchmytoe.com on your blog/website...we have a solution. Embed the Ouchmytoe widget on your blog in three easy steps: Step 1: Click

Twenty sixth of April is my birthday and I will be alone in Gurgaon. My wife and daughter are in Kerala celebrating Vishu (the New Year in Kerala) and my only girl friend will be out of town. Since I didn`t want to spend my birthday alone & drinking, I

I have always wanted to meet God. Promise. I am not making this up. I belong to the generation that grew up watching Arun Govil and Deepika together on Television - as Lord Rama and Sita in Ramanand Sagar`s Ramayana - and thus started to associate them with God. If

It is 11.41 p.m. and I am just back after meeting an interesting couple from Rekha`s past. It was 8.00 p.m. and I had just walked into the house from office, when we got information that two college seniors of Rekha, who would eventually get married, were in Chennai and wanted

I am not the type that has any complains what so ever. Rekha married me because she knew that I am the type that can be easily satisfied. But when it comes to our educational system, I am all complains. What is this obsession with learning at least three languages?

Only recently, Darsheel Safary (the child actor in Taare Zameen Par) got nominated in the Filmfare 2007 Best Actor category and gave Shah Rukh Khan a run for his money. Thankfully, King Khan managed to win the award....but I am sure SRK hates the kid`s guts. As it happens in

I was reading a news item in The Telegraph yesterday, and apparently there are at least 300 positions in sex. Oops, that didn`t come out too as intended. Let me retry. I was reading a news item in The Telegraph yesterday, and apparently there are at least 300 positions available

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. Farmers' Almanac, 1978 Recently, an IT company conducted a survey to find out the reason behind thousands of dirty keyboards, it owned. In short, they wanted to find out what was in between the keys of their keyboards. I am

Don`t you want to remind some friend of yours to eat fruit today? I reminded my wife...and now she has asked me to buy some when I go home in the evening. Why do I always end up axing my own foot? Comes naturally to me, I guess. Just like the

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.

[This scene is enacted in Dublin, an up-market pub in Chennai where I have never set my foot] Optimist: I would say the glass is half full. Pessimist: If you ask me, it is half empty. But who is going to pay for it? Optimist: We could go Dutch...you pay for the half

A friend of mine is looking for a team of individuals willing to freelance and build a social networking site a la Facebook, Orkut, My Ibibo, BigAdda etc. He operates out of Chennai and wishes to start on his dream project as soon as possible. He needs people with the

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page of a newspaper has nothing but man's failures. - Chief Justice Earl Warren Today Narain Karthikeyan beat Michael Schumacher in the first qualifying times, at Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix. If you don`t know Narain, read on

[OK...this one is stupid...but does make sense!] Ever wondered why Bill Gates named his corporation Microsoft? It goes against the naming convention. What kind of entrepreneur wants his firm to be associated with words like 'Micro' or 'soft'? Should not he have chosen words like 'Macro' and 'Hard'. If he had,

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

(This is definately not my own....but worth sharing.) One can say that Indian Govt is like a condom because it allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed.

This cartoon was a not-so-subtle way of telling the marketing guys in my team "Boss, you can talk. Know anything called 'Doing'? Since most of these marketters were also regular visitors to my blog had to publish this disclaimer just below the cartoon - Guys.....spare me. I have a family

Please accept my sincere apologies for being late. Since my last trespass here, I have been to Madurai and back and have also joined Satyam Computers (will be working from their office in Shollinganallur, Chennai). A second-class compartment is home to many con stories. Some of these stories don`t involve sedative-laced