Mechanophobia minus Matrix

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image from here No, I am not going to rant about the impending doom of humanity because Terminators are here. Neither am I going to convince you that we live in the Matrix. And no, my laptop did not transform into a Transformer and attack me. What I am going to tell you

Daddy Diaries : Beds and Hobbitses

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Dear Diary, The day for which the Sharma family was eagerly waiting arrived a few days back. Anika started crawling on all four (more like an alligator) a few days back and the house was buzzing with gossip about how long we had before she would fall off the bed. Everyone was of the opinion that her

Chronicles of Dearth – Three Gods Two mistakes

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...there lived three Gods named Amar, Akbar and Anthony. Now this happened much before Dearth was filled with Insanes, when it was called Buxom. The three Gods were great friends and had a blast attending cloud-room dance parties thrown by Gods in the neighbouring star systems. In one such party, The Goddess of 100 hands

My USA is here

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We all know of the utter disdain with which the oldies refer to the new generation as – oh! Those aping west types. They cleverly forget those decades of their own affinity towards the bell bottoms, Elvis hairstyles and humongous shirt collars that resembled this fish – Yes, we do try to be the west

How to survive a pregnant wife

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A wise man once said that pregnancy brings out the animal in a woman. I don’t exactly remember who said that but I think it was me. It is also said that pregnancy is the most wonderful period for a woman but whoever said that must have been Justin Bieber. You can mildly compare a

Do as the Romans do

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Going abroad is not a distant dream anymore. In fact, come summers and the Indian streets seem deserted (if you do not consider dogs and beggars) as most of us are 'holidaying' abroad. Europe, South East Asia, Amrika - you name the place and you will find Indians sitting in Indian restaurants, sucking a chicken

10 Syndromes to check before you decide to have a baby

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We all know that India is going to overtake China in population in roughly the next 35 years. The country is already packed to the rafters and our nation might develop a gigantic crack any day from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and do a Sita on us. I completely acknowledge the commendable job our country is

Hashtag and Tantreshwar

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For someone who has a name as ubiquitous as a paan stained wall in India, it is impossibly difficult to understand the fact that people do have unique names. I have always hated my name. A.M.I.T. It ends even before it begins, just like premature ejaculation. It’s like a small blip of hope on a heart

Starbucks Snivel – Ravan and Duryodhan

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This is the concluding part of the series. Read the first two parts of the series here -  Costa Chatter – Sita and Draupadi Barista Banter – Ram and Yudhishthir Duryodhan was transfixed by the iPad. He had never seen anything so fascinating before. He was also surprised to see Narad Muni managing the Apple store. When