And then, one year flew by

This post is dedicated to an ardent reader Himani Sahni of Gurgaon who will be celebrating her birthday on January 31. Last year, she had mailed me requesting a funny post as a birthday gift. I obliged. Today – one year later – she proved history and women to be similar by repeating her request. …

Looking for smiling joggers

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. – Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) Having been a fan of Mark Twain – who isn`t? – I agree to what he says. In fact, this is exactly what I was doing in the 28 months of my marriage with Rekha. Now that she has …

Home alone for Jammy

Two and a half years back I had announced my marriage with Rekha on this blog. Today, I would like to announce that I am a bachelor again. No! Girls, wait! Not yet. Rekha is gone only for six months and when she is back I will have one more reason not to dump her …

Warm and fuzzy cold war memories

By Dave Barry Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened. I wonder how many …

Airport Security: Don’t take it personally

By Melvin Durai Melvin Durai is an India-born, North America-based humorist, writer and occasional stand-up comedian. His humor columns, acclaimed for being both funny and thought-provoking, are carried regularly by dozens of newspapers, magazines and websites in several countries, including the United States, India and Zambia. Melvin doesn’t know this yet, but he is a …

Video: Puehse Twins Skateboarding

The two kids you will see in the video are Tristan and Nic Puehse – fraternal twins born on December 8, 1997. They began skating just after their 6th birthday. Their natural athletic ability and toughness, combined with a “no-fear” attitude have made them serious competitors. More about them at www.skateboardingtwins.com And no…this is not …

Leading Lipstick Indicator

An indicator based on the theory that a consumer turns to less-expensive indulgences, such as lipstick, when she (or he) feels less than confident about the future. Therefore, lipstick sales tend to increase during times of economic uncertainty or a recession. This term was coined by Leonard Lauder (chairman of Estee Lauder), who consistently found …

Inside the Jet Airways flight

Last evening I left Mumbai by the 7.50 p.m. Jet Airways flight and reached Chennai. I want to share with mere mortals like you, a small encounter I had with a petite air-hostess called Celina and me. If you also know her, I would want you to press my case. Not my suitcase! She had …

Eating Out – Comedy of Errors

Indu Balachandran, a real comedy writer (like me), has come up with an amazing article on dinning out. Please don’t miss it for the World. Like me…Indu is also an Economics student. Unlike me, she has won a Gold medal in journalism, worked in an ad agency, bungee-jumped at Bali, white-water-rafted in the Ganga, danced …

Oh! Morse Code again!

[This post has too much of Morse Code. Proceed at your own peril] Rekha is learning Morse code. For those who don`t know what Morse code is, it is a language which uses only two states – on or off – of a light bulb for example…to communicate. Audible Morse code would sound like – …

I will be on Radio City; tune into 91.1

Radio City interviewed me today and will be broadcasting it tomorrow (Jan 5th) between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.. if you are interested…and you better be interested…tune into Radio City at 91.1 and let me know if I was audible. Nandhini, let me tell you…speaking for the radio is a lot difficult than speaking to …