- Loving someone who does not love you is like batting when you need 37 runs in 6 balls. You know its impossible....but you still have a small hope that Ashish Nehra will bowl the last over - Mere dil mein hai jhakam itna gehra... Mere dil mein hai jhakam itna gehra... Jo,

I have always wondered why people bought scented candles. For me they hold no value. Agreed, they smell good but besides that, what? I thought maybe, if I get into the character of a scented-candle-manufacturer, maybe...just maybe...I would understand why they are bought. So, here I am composing a mass mailer

This post is purely imaginative and while it refers to the characters as Rekha - my wife and Selvi - my mother...they were in no way involved in this incident. This post has nothing to do with them. It has everything to do with me! Fully aware of my hair`s need

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

One of my friends who is very strong in History was heard saying: "Pearl Harbour? Who is she?" Another friend, who is an expert in Playboy replied: "She was the centerfold for the December issue of 1941."

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

I have a feeling that very soon it would not be cool to have a male child. I don`t know you if you agree with me, but it is a fact that today 50% of the households start expecting a boy child as soon as somebody in the family gets pregnant.

Those who thought garbage recycling was never going to be recognized have been silenced. Ouchmytoe has been nominated for India`s top Blog awards - Indibloggies! Ouchmytoe has been nominated in the Humor blog category - quite an achievement considering humor is exactly what Ouchmytoe is aimed at. For the doubting Thomases,

Rekha's grand-parents were into old-school theatre. Rekha is also a trained violin player...so when our daughter was born we named her Rhea, which means 'a singer.' In this video, our four year old daughter Rhea sings even as she drums. Incidentally, this was a drum I had got as a

We are only one day away from becoming fools. Yes, yours sincerely is referring to the All Fools Day. Being the sober Blog that it is, Ouchmytoe has lined up a list of popular pranks mainstream media has played on its readers since time immemorial. The intension of this write-up

In a series of "What If" articles, we had earlier discussed What if there were no women in the World and What if I were an egg.... In this article belonging to the "What if" family, we will discuss the possibilities of humans not having ears. If the question is "What

Here is one story I heard recently. Would not say it is true...for the fear of sounding a liar. Anyways, makes a good read - There was one Indian and a Pakistani who lived as neighbours in New Delhi. The Indian owned a hen and early in the morning would go around

Here are a few interesting answers given by students, during exams. I came across these while preparing for my exam - the Humour Orientation Test Designed for Useless and Deliquescent Entities. Interestingly the abbreviated form for this exam`s name is ‘Hot Dude`. The temptation to pretend that I imagined and came

Somebody said that traveling helped broaden one’s mind. For long I thought this was an extravagant statement, for if it were true children of the transferable Armymen should have had the broadest of minds. Which, unfortunately is not true – for why else would they also end up in the

I decided. I searched. I found the place. I mingled. I drank the coffee (?!). I left. This is exactly how I would describe Sunday`s Chennai Bloggers Meet ....in 16 words. If you give me more elbowroom...maybe I can spice it up for you. [Whatever I say after this line needs to

I wish I could give you my Gmail account`s username & password, ask you to login and check my SPAM folder. Some say that Sergey Brin wanted this folder in Gmail to be named "MAPS" but when he called up Larry Page and asked him to take it down, lest it

The view from the hill is pretty. I am picking up speed too. Only sometime back my thighs were packed trying to force-pedal the bike....but now life is so easy. Somebody had said that after 30, it would all be downhill...so true. Birthday Update Thanks everybody for all your wishes. With

You probably cook Nestle`s Maggi noodles, eat it and forget it. No so in my case. This blog post is to explain why Maggi has been such a big thing for me, and my sisters. I first came to know about Maggi in 1985, when we were about to leave Kholapur

Rekha’s elder sister Rema is visiting us with her seven year old son. If I weren’t a good human being, I would have created a big scene. Rema is the one who is married to the better of the two son-in-laws. Sudhir Nambiar is tall, fair, handsome….with a nice thick

I was in Manipal to give a TEDx Talk recently. Find more details about it here. The experience was exhilarating to say the least. It all started with an innocent little mail in my inbox one day. It read: Dear Sir, We invite you to speak at TEDx Manipal to

Once you are married, your transportation costs are bound to increase. When a bachelor, you would have come home after work and just stayed put. But a wife at home ensures that you go visit your friends and better your network. She might not agree, but she also likes the times

If you are the man in the house, the only thing you probably cut at home is vegetable. If you are cutting vegetables, I assume you have been man enough to handover all finances to your wife. The person responsible for the financial health of the family generally does cost

My twenty-four day leave is coming to an end. What a pity. Now I feel like getting into a profession where one just roams around and gets paid. Planning to get into the marriage business. But will Rekha agree? Already started thinking of the errands to run once I get to

On 19 July a contest titled "Can you put words into my mouth?" was announced on Ouchmytoe.com. In spite of the measly prize money (Rs 500)...the responses have overshot the condition I had set by 40% and the post ended up with 42 comments. Makes me wonder if I should

Ouchmytoe Recommends is a new category being started just because I have nothing much to do. TWISTED DNA happens to be the first blog Ouchmytoe Recommends. If you love Ouchmytoe`s style of writing, you will definitely like Twisted DNA. Come on now...give him some page views...will you? Some of his favorite

(If you have not read the earlier post please do so before proceeding any further) The thing about characters is that they remain characters - and spice up my visit to Kannur. Mind you, ‘spice up` is not always used in the positive connotation. Since the movie ‘Vishu Visit` is yet to

What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. - Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939)Ouchmytoe will soon be moving to a domain. The first steps have been taken - designing of the website. While most conporates prefer their launches to be surprises...Ouchmytoe thinks otherwise. It lets

You don`t marry a girl. You marry her relatives. While some agree that that marriage is the fastest way of transferring funds or bringing in a change of management, I believe that it is the quickest way to insanity. I recently visited Bangalore for I was invited to a marriage in Rekha`s

For the last four years Rekha and I have been working from almost the same cubicle ;-) and now she is leaving. Bad. Very Bad. Here is her farewell mail. The backdrop to the mail, as can be expected, is movies..movies and more movies.... Hi all, If movies did not have endings,

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

Pranay Srinivasan (an old friend of mine - not old in terms years!) sent this forward. Since it made interesting reading, thought I should share it with the other Ouchmytoe readers. Believe me...I didn`t make this one up. The Mail Forward as Received The European Commission has just announced an agreement

In early November 2007, I had traveled in an Air Deccan flight from Chennai to Delhi. As always happens with me (and compulsively so!) I wrote a funny piece of my experiences on the flight - and my fantasies with Air Deccan Air Hostess Poornima and Kavita - titled My

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

Is Windows near the end of its run...at least that is the headline The New York Times gives to a Steve Ballmer interview showcased on its home page. Mr Ballmer answers questions about Microsoft, his job and the future of software. To read the interview, click here. While at The

Congratulations guys! For those who do not know, the Sify rowing team has come up trumps at the recently concluded annual Corporates Rowing Championship, conducted under the aegis of Madras Boat Club. They won a couple of firsts, seconds and third places. When I heard the news, from where I stood (figuratively

[This post is stupid. Proceed at the cost of being laughed at] Wonder if the ‘con` in both the words - Con & Constable - is intentional. Perhaps...William Shakespeare (I say this because the British introduced Constabulary) or whoever coined the word ‘Constable` wanted to pass on a message to us. Something like