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Part III was written much earlier, but I became so numb with Kambakkht Ishq’s hangover, that this blogpost was excessively delayed. You may refresh your memories by reading the prologue here and the pain there. As I said earlier, Bebo is a wannabe surgeon. She weighs a little over twenty kilos, roughly...

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Susie had been hovering around me for the past few minutes doing all sorts of unnecessary things. Surely she had something in her mind.  She had dusted the books on the table five times and washed the same tea cups thrice in the last ten minutes. When she looked like approaching the wash basin again, I could take it no longer. “Yes Soosie? Is there something...

Day 1: What the WTF! I had heard about Hokkaido cheese, Thimpu Cream, Waikiki Wafers and assorted other exotic products from far and really wide, but this? Every vernacular daily you turn in the morning, and there’s an ad of Japani Oil jumping out, claiming to turn on your taps of verve and vitality, promising to catapult your (God know which) performance to celestial...

Kolkattaiya English has a unique rasogolla like flavour, maachher kaaliya (fish korma) like aroma and jhalmoori (spiced up puffed rice) like tangy finish. Nothing but an exotic delight of linguistic cuisine. If you have seen Baappida on stage (Haamey toomse pair keetna)….or Pranob babu bifor da Parlaament (Da Gobharment is bhery seriaas about tackeling da resheshaan),...

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Choosing an appropriate doctor can be a ticklish exercise, particularly if you are new to the place and do not have reliable contacts to help you out. Every nook and corner of our vast nation is lavishly populated with practitioners of all conceivable kinds of ‘pathies’ – allopathy, homeopathy, unani, kaviraji, ayurvedic, naturopathy (fyi, it’s actually different...

It is indeed a queer quirk of fate that actor Todger Grabbit finds himself today behind bars, accused by his bai of fishing in forbidden waters.  To the utter consternation of Mr. Grabbit perhaps, the bars in this case are made of steel, and are not the usual assembly of glass topped tables with cushioned chairs and hovering bartenders. Apparently, Todger Grabbit weaseled...

Paan khaaye saiyan hamaaro Paan khaaye saiyan hamaaro Karnal ke kutte pe cheent lal lal Paan khaaye saiyan hamaaro I must admit I tend to forget things after a couple of drinks. I’m not sure if it was a kurta or a Kutta in the original song! Paan –  India’s indegenous mouth freshener made of moss green heart shaped leaves having a liberal filling of all...

Dr. Frank Lee Noegood is a piles doctor at an apothecary in Britain.  The region where Dr. Noegood practices is inhabited by a large number of alcoholics who are do not have a regular source of income. These alcoholics, being heady by nature, often indulge in reckless drinking binges and outrageous gastronomic exertions and expectedly end up suffering from a variety...

Before you read any further, may I recommend you read Swine Flu and the Fellowship Dinner – I first and then return to explore this post. Dr. Dimple Minochha, fondle fondly called Dr. Dimpy by all of us, is the hospital radiologist (that is to say, her knowledge of the human body is understandably more than just skin deep). A youthful person of attractive features...