• Fiction,  Humor

    Three Fallen Angels and the Theory of Everything Bong!

    Once upon a time, long long ago, there lived three beautiful angels on earth. Earth, because they were banished from Heaven because God was displeased with them. What was wrong, you ask? Well! One of them loved arguments! He took great pride in his ability to present well constructed arguments with great details. He seized half opportunities and launched himself at others (just verbally, violence was strictly forbidden for angels), and did not stop until he had made the other party squirm. He always had the last say in any argument. There was no argument he lost. He had an…

  • Humor

    Seriousness is a Serious Business!

    Handle it with utmost care. Like morphine. While little bit of it is actually good, too much of it can easily turn lethal. Seriousness can make you sick too, if you are not careful. Seriously! Trust me! It’s a disease, dis-ease! And an infectious one. Look around you, notice.  I am sure you can find such examples. After all, the world is full of people who are seriously sick with seriousness, jinki #ConditionSeriousHai. Still can’t find them? Here, poor you, let me show you few examples from my life. Remember it’s not the exhaustive list. Never ever. Just the tip of the…

  • Humor

    Clinomania!

    Having learnt the word Clinomania and that it’s a legitimate condition of a human body, I am not shying away from using it anywhere and everywhere I can.  In the last two days of its existence in my life its usage has grown by leaps and bounds. I am dishing this word to everyone who dares to try to get me out of my bed. It gives me a two-way advantage: First it gives me a pleasure to know that extreme addiction to one’s bed is more than just laziness, it’s a condition, and it’s called Clinomania. And I am…

  • Humor,  Musing

    Of Blushes and Accidents!

    This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. Wham! A deafening sound of crunched metal. Followed by a whoosh. Even before I can react, my head is bumped against the front seat. The car jolts to a stop. A black veil descends and I lose my consciousness.             Probably only a few seconds. Cannot be more than that. Because when I open my eyes, I am still on my seat. The cab driver struggles with the air bag. A SUV stands in front of the cab with a dimpled rear. My head hurts and…

  • Humor,  Social

    A Desi Girl in Videsh (Surviving America) – I

    Living in the US is not as easy as it seems to be. Especially when you don’t have a driving license and have a husband who lives 400 miles away. Hence I am reduced to taking a cab, a train, a bus and then a gracious pickup in the husband’s car to reach his place almost every weekend. And as unbelievable as it might sound to an average city-dweller-and-heavily-dependent-on-public-transport-for-daily-business Indian like me, you have to time everything! You can’t just miss a train or a bus here, for the next one is only a couple of hours later. And they…

  • Humor

    The Homecoming Guest

    Months of living all by myself has left me very lazy about the household regime. I lived as I pleased, not caring about the daily cleaning, washing and cooking. Weekends are spent sleeping, watching favorite movies and reading, more often than not, Harry Potters. Yes, you may laugh, but I love Harry Potter. Selective reading of Harry Potter still helps me a great deal to recover the past week’s stress and to endure the one ahead. But this post is not about that, it’s about the occasional cleaning bug that attacks me. This one was caused by the impending visit…

  • Humor

    Those Horrible Four and Half Hours Later

    A survivor’s rant I can’t avoid travelling. But whenever I do, I prefer the window seat so that I can turn my face towards it and watch the clouds floating or maybe listen to some songs. No I am not so busy/ important yet, that I would have to prepare my email responses to other important people in flight, so I prefer to relax in the air. So far so good. But there are days when everything goes wrong. You know it when the pretty girl hands you the boarding passes and you see the seat numbers are 19B and…

  • Humor,  Musing

    Everything is Fishy about it!

    The rain god has ditched us this year. And so has the Hilsa. Given the present condition of Indian Ganga and Bangladeshi Padma rivers the Hilsa is all set to go to the Myanmar rivers. According to reports this year the number of Hilsa caught is 90% less than the number of Hilsa caught last year. As a result their price is sky rocketing. Even a small Hilsa of 500gm is selling at a rate of Rs. 500. But our enthusiasm remains un-damped. It’s rainy season, with or without rain, so how can our meal be complete without the tastiest…

  • Humor

    When do you know you are in Kolkata?

    1. When your day starts on a rickety wooden bench in front of a tea shop with an earthen cup full of hot tea in one hand and a newspaper in the other discussing serious national and international issues which have little to no significance in your life 2. When you claim that you can identify and buy better fishes than your neighbour 3. When your favorite breakfast is Luchi, Aloo Dum and Hot Jalebis or Rosogollas and you eat only half the amount of regular meal size if you are eating vegetarian 4. When irrespective of how much you…

  • Humor

    When do you know you are in Chennai?

    1. When you come out into the street wishing to go back again, crumpled in heat, and find women dressed in heavy jewelries and exotic silk sarees in rich plum or maroon or green or purple scurrying past you unfledged by the heat. 2. When you see men wearing white shirt tucked into white dhotis with belts to keep it in place. 3. When you find at least one IT company office just two doors from yours. And when at least twenty of your neigbours are IT professionals. 4. When you can match your watch by the power cut timing.…