Blast from the past

You have either landed here for the first time today…or you have been reading my crap since kingdom come. Whatever be the case, you probably wonder what sort of guy would write such crazy stuff. If I were you…I would wonder. If I have still not managed to create a curiosity, chances are you are …

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Tomorrow, I will be driving my car to office for the 15th time. Quite a landmark. Rekha and I celebrated the anniversary today with mint flavored ice-cream at Move ‘n Pick. I had a spoonful while Rekha managed to get two spoonfuls out of the cups left by those using the table before we walked …

Interesting

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. – Clare Booth Luce (Now you know why I lie so much) The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …’ – Isaac Asimov (Like …

Podcast: Today’s News Headlines

(Actually that`s a lie. This podcast was done from the news headlines of 24 June, 2006) The headlines talk about seven hardcore terrorists who wanted to attack the 103-storey Sears Tower in Chicago, the Iranian nuclear bomb case, US Government tracking your bank deals, Google Earth, Nicole Kidman and Andre Agassi – yes…we are referring …

A dream and an inbox

This post is a result of a dream I had while sleeping in office. Since I can`t force you to sleep in your office and dream my dream, I am being forced to present my Gmail account inbox as it appeared in my dream. Please keep your eyes open for you will see not so …

Heard of Veni, Vidi, Vici?

That`s the famous Latin phrase coined by Roman General Julius Caesar after one of his many victories. When translated in English it means “I came, I saw, I conquered.” How melodramatic. Recently I came across a funny take on Veni, Vidi, Vici. It read – Volvo, Video, Velcro. Volvo = I came Video = I …

Progress?

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 be part of the …

Headaches

 can`t say that this post is not inspired by Rekha. If I did, I will find myself walking to the court the next minute. If you are 20 and below, I would suggest you stop reading this post. If you are above 20, and are married, please don`t tell your wife that you read Ouchmytoe. …

Cheap airlines and cheap thrills

On Friday I flew back to Chennai. The cheap airlines might have brought ‘flying` to the masses but they have also taken off the royalty built around flying. At 5 p.m. on June 9, I walked up to the pretty receptionist at Kamat Lingapur Hotel in Hyderabad and said: “Hey, check me out!” She almost …

Making full use of the bath tub

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 300 liter overhead tank …

I have arrived. At the airport

Now it is the time to answer my own question “Why am I telling you about my airplane high-jacking incident?” Answer: I have arrived in life. I have booked a ticket in Spice Jet. Living up to their expectation, Spice Jet handed me a print out with some haldi stain on it. When I asked …

I have never sat on an airplane

I promise. The first time I tried, they said I shouldn`t sit ON the plane. The last time I tried, they said there were no vacant seats available. I remember, in one of my attempts I was arrested by the Nepali Govt. I remember being tortured by the Nepali Police officials for close to five …