Rekha and I are proud parents

Today – 29th March 2007 – at 12 noon my wife gave birth to a baby girl. Now I know why babies are considered a bundle of joy – they come wrapped as a bundle in a white, soft, cotton wrap-around (doesn`t look as good on the baby girl as it does on other 18 …

Jammy’s best – based on numbers

According to Google Analytics – the number cruncher I use for Ouchmytoe, these are the articles that have got the maximum number of hits. Believing in collective wisdom, I am sharing this with you. Read these at leisure. Needless to say, Ouchmytoe articles never go out of date. After all, they never came with an …

Drinking with the wolves

This whole week I have gone without a drink. Easy for a non-drinkatarian (a term I coined hoping to enter into the Oxford dictionary one day), but not so for a drinkatarian. I don`t know if you have noticed…but I close my eyes and nose while drinking. I used to drink with both my eyes …

Video: Steffi Graf’s funny retort

Just before ace tennis star Steffi Graf is about to serve, one man in the audience asks her (loudly) “Will you marry me?” Steffi Graf smiles – I love that smiles – and gives a retort which all women should learn from. Awesome, is the word. This was well before Andre Agassi entered the picture. …

Ouchmytoe comments are working again

For the last one week, Ouchmytoe comments haven`t been working. It was a tiring hostage situation. After close investigation, it was found out that ISI had a hand in the big mess-up. Last night, Government of India took a decision to use Black Cat commandos to stormed into the comments section. At 12.01 – the …

To be a father or not to be

Congratulations are in order for Woody Allen. He and Soon Yi have a brand new baby daughter. It’s all part of Woody’s plan to grow his own wives. – David Letterman [For those who don`t know, Woody Allen married his own daughter. Foster child, actually] The doctors – yes, two of them – have said …

When Google was spammed!

You got to read this – is this funny or what. Apparently, Google was sent this mail by one of the aspiring fly-by-night SEO company. Dear google.com, I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories…” Don’t believe me? Check out this link Here

Platonic relationships

Did you know that “Platonic” was a word used by Greek philosopher Plato to describe the love his guru Socrates had on one of his pupil. In short, love without sex. After my wife left me on January 19 this year – she is now in her mother`s house for her delivery – I brushed …

Google gets creative yet again

Did you know that Google doesn`t advertise its products? At least, I have not seen any advertisement of theirs. How do they manage to attract the huge numbers, then? Probably because they are creative. Beat this – they have a Gmail commercial on YouTube, talking about the benefits of Gmail and which has already been …

Search engines & SEO tips

Ever wondered why your site figured high in Google but way below in Yahoo search or MSN search? I did and would find out that different search engines use different relevancy criteria. In my attempt at comparing and contrasting how different search engines work, I landed on a link which wuld open my eyes to …

Shameless self promotion

Once in a while doesnt hurt. At least, doesn’t hurt the promoter! Amit Agarwal of the Digital Inspirations fame in his interview to ileher.com has said this I like reading Ouch My Toe, Swadeshe, Newsmericks, VentureWoods and Mad Momma. If there is somebody out there who doesn`t know Amit…first…keep it quite…don`t announce it to the …

Mother in law vs daughter in law

This post is purely imaginative and while it refers to the characters as Rekha – my wife and Selvi – my mother…they were in no way involved in this incident. This post has nothing to do with them. It has everything to do with me! Fully aware of my hair`s need for coconut oil, my …