What happens when the World gets quirkier?

Simple. You get to read Quirky News. Postmen taught dog psychology German postmen are being dog-trained. Not the throw-the-bone-and-ask-to-go-fetch kind…but the kind which will help them reduce the number of dog bites while on duty. After being taught how dogs think, postmen (and postwomen) have reported lesser dog bites. In India, it is not a …

Santa is a lucky old man

Sometimes I wonder if Santa is related to Santa (Bunta`s friend). But what if he is related…the old man in white would anyways visit only once a year. I somehow like Santa`s idea of visiting all only once a year – keeps them yearning for more. The good thing is, Santa leaves before the presents …

My brother-in-law is a lawyer

My brother-in-law. i.e., Rekha`s sister`s hubby is a layer…oops lawyer. And like all lawyers he is quite an interesting guy. He and his family paid us a visit a few days ago. It is only ‘payment` they have made us. During an after-dinner conversation, I sought my brother-in-law`s advice regarding a case I was fighting …

Babies

Rekha and I have suddenly become interested in babies. Perhaps, we don`t make enough noise at home…I stick to my Newsweek and she to her Star Dust. Maybe, we need somebody to trouble the neighbors living downstairs…by dropping the TV remote or the rattle or the plastic car. I remember, Rekha trying to sell me …

Interview Interludes

Let us accept it. Not all interviews are with the intension of hiring. How many times have we seen Jeetendra or Shahi Kapoor or Shammi Kapoor sitting inside the Manager`s cabin…the phone rings…the manager picks it up…keeps on saying “Yes sir”…turns to the protagonist and says, “I was about to give you the job, but …