The baby-mother bonding

Mothers can start building a bond with their kids when they are still in their womb. Unfortunately, fathers can`t. The natural that she is, my wife has developed an intense bond with the yet-to-be-born. They are so close that she has already lent the baby Rs 1000. On its part, the baby has promised to …

One of those e-mail forwards

I have been a little busy at work lately and expect (or is it except?) to be forgiven for not coming up with an original. Promise to have something by Friday evening. Till then, enjoy this one liner I got in mail. Girl: One kiss and I’ll be yours forever. Boy: Thanks for the warning. 

Letter from a friend

Clarification: When I look at the comments for this post, I have strong reasons to believe that the junta thinks I have written this letter. As I said earlier, the letter is not my creation.   I know it will be hard for you to believe, but what follows is not my creation. I got …

A visit to Fab India, Chennai

Last weekend we visited Fab India in Beseant Nagar, Chennai. The scene enacted there can`t be re-created, simply because I would have nothing to do with that shop ever again. We got out of the shop – and it is an honor to get out of one – and looked around if we had been …

The initial months of pregnancy

In the last few months we have been talking babies almost every day. I am so psyched by all this baby talk that as soon as my wife starts off “Our baby….,” I start the baby talk myself “Gaa ..Baa…Raa …Gaa …Gaa.” Apparently, three of her best friends – only women can have three best …

Driving me crazy

If you drive with your wife IN your car, you have probably experienced this. If you drive with your wife ON your car, you are probably a happy man by now. God bless her. Yesterday, for the millionth time I got scolded for being a careless driver. The only thing I ever did was rip …

The art of swearing unnoticed

“My grandma`s little brownie ass,” said a friend trying to control his anger. “What?” I expressed my shock as much with the way I uttered the word, as with my contorted facial expression. My friend would later explain that in order to be regarded as a gentleman in the office he had stopped swearing. Whenever …