I wish it were true…

When I was a kid I never understood the digestive system. I was under the impression that a morsel of food swallowed would fall into the stomach like something falling into a pickle jar. As a result, for long I believed it was the ‘bums` where all the shit was stored. Obviously, I was surprised …

Beanbags….

In a way beanbags are like chameleons, jesters and liars. Beanbags are very comfortable as furniture. They take the shape you want it to take, and fill in the gaps you leave. A true well-wisher; with no evil intensions. Was wondering if it was this characteristic that made beanbags so popular. Or have I been …

Chennai Trade Fair was fun

I was under the impression that only heat drives Chennaites crazy but looks like there are many more such influencers. Trade fairs, for example. From Toyota Camry to a TVS 50, all were lined up at the entrance. The security guard was under the spotlight; that is until he brushed shoulders with self-confessed VIPs driving …

Roman Holiday is an amazing movie…

Guys watch the movie if you have not. And if you have already watched it, watch it again…and this time with your girl friend beside you. Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn dazzle the screen. Besides being a romantic, the movie has doses of subtle comedy…in short an enjoyable mix. If my word does not count…it …

Damn! I am good!

One day I saw a smart-looking, real hot, well-dressed gent walking past me at Coffee Day. I went near to see him closely, and DAMN! It was a mirror. – Some obnoxious SMS sender Sometimes I wonder, how happy Rekha will be to have plucked me out of the hands of destiny, well before the …

Smart Criminals

The crime rate in Chennai is on the rise. And I am sure it is the same all over the country. Looks like we are on our way to being a Super Power. Don’t ask me what the police or the judiciary is doing. Obviously, they are not being as smart as the criminals. Here’s …

The day I drank acid

I got my big, pink lower lips from my father. Nothing hereditary. Plain coincidence. Scene I We were staying in Jallundar, Punjab when I was all of eight years old. And the Punjabi women have a habit of forming groups and idling the time under the soothing sun (it gets pretty cold in winter) after …

Rekha’s farewell mail

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, today I would …

Pillow – a perfect boyfriend

Japanese designers have come up with what they claim is the perfect solution for the unattached woman – the boyfriend pillow. And it is an ideal sleeping partner because it doesn’t snore, hog the duvet – or sleep around. Each model comes with two shirts in blue and pink, that can be washed and ironed …

News you can use, recycle, and re-use

Water for free? Heat can make people go crazy, especially if you own a popular electrical store in Chennai. Mahendra Bhandari, owner of Bhandari and Sons recently started leaving water cans (full of water, that is) outside of his shop. He says, he wants the passer-bys to quench their thirst. Meanwhile, his sons Sonu and …