About two months back OUCHMYTOE reached the magic figure of 10,000 hits. And very shortly it is going to hit the 20,000 mark. Would you be lucky enough to be the 20,000th visitor? If yes, please let me know. Last time, I had promised a hug and could not deliver coz

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

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.

http://www.googlefight.com Check out this site. Real cool....if you have two items/words/countries/persons in mind and want to know which is more popular (for eg. cricket or baseball, India or Pakistan, Sony or Philips etc)..just visit this site and type in the keywords. And press the ‘Make A Fight` button. Needless to say, I

Have you ever been desperate? If you are a lady, you probably DON`T know how it feels...but a man will understand. A man, who is short, dark and makes no sense to pretty girls will understand it better. Just in case you don`t know, I am short, dark and make

Sorry guys. Have been busy looking for a house the last few days. And you know what comes first in life..once you have a girl in tow...the girl. We have decided on a house in Velachery. A nice place...sometime do pay a visit. As for my address, you could mail me

This post is dedicated to all fathers, whose contribution to child birth has gone unnoticed and unrewarded. If you have been reading Ouchmytoe for a while now, you probably remember than on 29th March 2007 our daughter Rhea was born in a hospital in Kannur, Kerala. If you remember reading

The word has spread and all the nurses have ganged up against me in order to save Rekha her husband. This is the problem with today`s World - news travels fast. Esp, news of somebody being a flirt. My sense of humor didn`t help me either when I met my

Today Yahoo! is celebrating its 10th Birthday. Yes....it was unveiled on 2nd March 1995! To see how Yahoo! looked ten years back Click Here. Funny, how fast things move on the Internet. Don`t get the full import of Yahoo`s 10th birth anniversary? Try comparing the first and the existing version of Yahoo!. All

When I went to Madurai, I went alone. It was quite an experience traveling alone after being married for two years. Let us call this Jammy`s Law (like Bouyle`s Law) - "happy couples who prefer to travel together end up being unhappy". There can be some exceptions to Jammy`s Law -

Yes size matters. Since this is not a debate that would decide the future of the World (like how the debate between John Kerry and George Bush did), I will be my usual self and not think as I type. Come to think of it, I guess I should stop calling

Yesterday was Rekha`s birthday. Phew! Am glad it is over - was on my toes the whole day. As part of the winding up process, I was forced to have dinner at the Wang`s Kitchen (in Velachery). Chinese has never been my cup of tea, though I have heard they serve

The biggest advantage of traveling across cities as an IT professional is the bath tub you get to use in the hotels. I have been alive for 31 years now but have never lived in a house with a bath tub. The closest I have come was when we had a

This is old but worthwhile. In 2002, a British University decided to find the World's funniest joke. Laugh Lab set up the rules of the scientific experiment to find out the world's funniest joke. After a while, the results of the study were published in The New Scientist. As a bonus,

As you are already aware the Rajans are a very pious family. We have no addictions. Well, almost. Well, let me not bluff you. Remember, a saying “A cigarette is a pipe with a flame on one end and a fool at the other”….the credit for this goes to my

If you are a married lady this article will be of great use to you. If you are a girl and grappling with a boy friend, this article can help you to handle your boy friend better. And if you are a guy, be warned...the lady of your life might

You all know that there was a time in my life when Television was my friend, philosopher & guide. You perhaps also know that Rekha and I once used to fight for the Television remote and now fight over different issues. You have also read how my life

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

Warning: This movie is like LOC (remember the four hour movie?) and only the characters would be introduced in the pre-interval session. Rekha and Rajan love each other very much. And because, Rajan loves his wife a little bit more than that required for a safe and stable day-to-day existence, he

Movies are communications they say. But today I saw one, and the director failed to communicate anything to me. The heroine was pretty. The hero was a male version of Preety Zinta - chubby and energetic. And the movie was colorful. But that was all I could gather from the 22

This picture of Microsoft boss Bill Gates was taken after a traffic violation on April 29, 1975. The Albuquerque Police department would arrest him two more times on charges of speeding and driving without a license. Not surprisingly, details of the arrest have been lost over time. Did somebody just say

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

And I am sure. Who said cocaine was addictive? And who said smokers find it difficult to quit? Given a choice between Rekha and my computer, I think would choose the latter. Wonder if she knows it. Just in case you did not know, Rekha is my wife. My computer has kind

Today morning I read an article which said by 2048 we won`t have any sea food left to eat. Scary thought, because I would be 73 years old then and would definitely love to have fish on my dinning table to build my muscles. Don`t believe me? Read the article    

In my interaction with my baby daughter, I have come to know that they are quick learners, especially if they are girls. Take Rhea for example...yes, that`s what we have named her...Rhea has learnt the art of crying and not stopping till the end objective is achieved. There must be

My mother always said that I had a million dollar look. I doubted her till I was tall enough to see in the small mirror mounted on our bathroom`s wall. After I saw myself in the mirror, my trust in my mother increased a million times. "She has taste", I

Situation: Girl friend has cleaned up her main course at the family restaurant but the boy friend is yet to go beyond the chicken soup he had ordered. "No wonder you are fat!" Yes, that`s precisely what the boyfriend ends up saying, even though he wanted to say: "Honey, you look

Unlike my colleague Vinesh, I do not think we Indians bungled by voting for the Congress. Click Here and read his blog to empathise with him. While I have no love lost for Sonia, Vinesh's views sent me into uncontrollable rage. But better sense prevailed, and I suddenly realised that those

My father besides being the best shooter in his battalion (at least that`s what he always told us) was also a good map reader. Only a person with a good sense of direction can read a map well (know more about it here). My father, who passed on to me

If you are a South Indian and reading this, chances are you will not understand because you have never seen a winter. You might as well read a book titled ‘Mr & Mrs Butt` released recently by Sanjay Dutt and his two sisters. If you are a North Indian, you probably

I was once in love with a girl whose second name was Punjwani. Since she already had a boy friend the affair was brief - so short that I don`t even remember her first name. Having once loved a Punjwani...it is only right that the second blog Ouchmytoe recommends is

My great grand father used to roam around the grass lands of Tamil Nadu with his 1000+ goats and sheep - exactly like the protagonist in Paulo Coelho`s book ‘The Alchemist`. I am not making this up. The only difference between The Alchemist`s protagonist and my great grand father

This website will help you see how good a blog/website you have. Yuvraj over Kaif - Do you know why Ganguly is biased? Visit this page, give your name...and type in your url in the slot provided for the same...and submit. In a few seconds, a status report on your Blog/webpage will be

(Warning: it is long...1318 words to be precise) I think it was the summer of 69. Or was it 62? Either way it was a summer to remember. This is a very insignificant incident that happened in my life. I know, it might scare the S*&^t out of you, but for me...it

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