A Birthday Post for Himani Sahni

This post is dedicated to an ardent reader Himani Sahni of Gurgaon who will be celebrating her birthday on January 31 – today. She mailed me yesterday and requested a funny post, so that she can wake up to something funny on her birthday. I am glad Himani happened to be a lady – I …

Driverless cars…the repercussions

Last year four teams (including one each from Stanford and Carnegie Mellon University) raced across 131.6 miles in the Mojave Desert to decide the winner. Just that in this race, the cars were robotic, empty and drove themselves. When I read that the winner got a whooping US $ 2 million – I wondered why …

Who cares, anyways

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 up with these funny …

Stealing the show

Girl to her class teacher: “My daddy just got a new car!” “That`s nice,” says the teacher. “So is he all excited?” The girl replies: “Of course yes. He spent the whole night re-painting and changing the number plates.” As always, today also somebody broke into somebody else`s house in Chennai. This has been happening …

Thirty year olds

This post is in a form of a mail and is dedicated (and addressed) to a regular reader called ‘Wrongone`, who turned thirty on 6th Jan, 2006 but was disappointed when he had nothing to read on this Blog on his big day. Here is a comment he left on this blog… Complaint: I turned …

Why Microsoft?

[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, the biggest Technology Company …

December 31, 2005 to January 1, 2006

It was the 31st of Dec 2005 – last day of the year. After celebrating five dawn-of-new-years (four during courtship and one after marriage) inside homes…we finally ventured out yesterday. I agree, it was fun. Dawn-of-the-new-year are occasions for people to do something special. Or a few like Rekha and I, it is an occasion …