Thousands of common men, women and children belonging to the middle class in cities across the country have suddenly plunged below the poverty line after...

Here are 50 of my humour tweets that I posted on Twitter in recent days.Now in a blogpost.   ...

Or is it just plain Hissss-teria (hysteria)? Shapeshifting and animal transformation are gripping themes in folklore, literature and cinema.  Satyajit Ray once seriously considered making one of his most brilliant short stories ‘Khagam’ into a tele film. [See here for the plot and here for the audio torrents]. If he’d have made it, I’m sure the makers of Phoonk...

Alas, the research seems to have gone all in the wrong direction. The scientists who invented the B.T. baigan may be gloating in glee over their success in pinching some obnoxious gene from some turdy bacteria and shoving it down an unsuspecting eggplant’s throat. But tell me – what’s the point?  What do you aim to achieve, apart from a sore eggplant...

“Saar…coffee.”  Susie’s steamy whisper hung over the wisps of instant coffee as she poured me a cup of the piping concoction. It was a chilly morning and she was arched precariously over my table, her rather large pair of cute cherry blossoms (cheeks, I hasten to add, in case you thought otherwise) oozing enough warmth to cook the cockles of my...

Hope you all had some great New Year celebrations and are back to work after the elaborate bang and bangings. Just to keep the spirits high and to Foster’s foster a sense of well being in these times of bitter cold, here’s something that I’d like to share with you. These are a few of my new year resolutions which I am sure wouldn’t stand the test...

Warning: Long and oblong post. Main ‘sh’ ko ‘sh’ bolta hu. So what? Sabhi ‘sh’ ko ‘sh’ bolte hain! Arre tere ko kaishe shamjhaaun? Shtupid ash hole….  There are two kinds of people who inhabit the earth. One, the clever, articulate, bourgeois, intellectually gifted, laterally thinking, vertically pissing, upwardly...

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...

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...