Pigeon mummies of Pisa bouncing on a wall

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Spending 4 hours every day sitting in a bus can play havoc with your mind. After your initial despair regarding wastage of four precious hours of your life starts to dwindling, you devise multiple strategies to kill time. After all how much can a human possibly whine? For a lot of people, those multiple strategies

Same City Different Light

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A few days back I went to my office for an implementation. I had to reach office at 6 am which meant I had to leave home at around 4:45. The cab driver woke me up at 4.10 am because he could not find my home and I ended up being his GPS for the

Open letter to the Indian film industry

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Dear Indian Film Industry (IFI), I am writing this letter with a heavy heart. There was a time when I loved you like crazy. Now all I feel is apathy. There are times when you still overwhelm me, but such times are like those solar eclipses. Rare. IFI, Consider this scenario – The city is

A survivor’s guide to dodge Uncle-ization

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As you hit thirties, you discover that your scariest nightmares are about to come true – Someone, somewhere is (accidently) going to call you ‘Uncle’ and you might die a Virgin. This post will not deal with virginity issues of stay-with-parents, pot bellied, balding, in his 30s Indian male whose face is hard to differentiate

How not giving a bribe lead to a Honeymoon in Paris

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I was in Manchester when Geet and I decided to get married. It was an arranged marriage and our parents had given us a month to talk and decide. We liked each other from the first telephone conversation we had. It wasn't awkward. It was like talking to an old friend. Then a few webcams

The Sentimental Indian

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Dr. Grace Augustine: [to Selfridge] Those trees were sacred to the Omaticaya in a way you can't imagine. Selfridge: You know what? You throw a stick in the air around here it falls on some sacred fern, for Christ's sake! ~ Avatar When I heard this fiery interchange for the first time, moments before they

Love Compatibility for same sex couples

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Polly (my wife) and I sometimes puff up like a puffer fish (with pride, not alarm) when we remember that we got a love compatibility score of 33 out of 36 when our horoscopes were matched. For those who are not faint hearted, horoscope matching used to be a complicated process which required an astrologer

Facebook photos uploading etiquettes

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A lot of people go on holidays so that they could upload pictures on Facebook for various reasons. Enjoying with their family is the last thing on their mind. The reasons for uploading photos might vary from - Making their friends jealous (Hey! Look at me! I am hanging in the air upside down! Stare

Traffic control gadgets for the ASIRW (Average Stupid Indian Road Warrior)

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India is a tough country. A wise man once said - If you can drive in India, you can drive anywhere in the world. From the unfinished roads in mountain passes to the under river invisible pebbly roads to dirt tracks in villages to the pot holed road-ish structures in every city to the dizzying