Monthly Archives: September 2015

Programmer vs. Artist – Small Shame vs. Big Shame.

The Problem: I am a programmer, and I am glad that I am. Because if I were an artist instead, mom would throw me into a cauldron, add some mint, coriander, and a gallon of water, set the flame to … Continue reading

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8 Activities that Define the Personal Life of a Work-from-Home Indian Man.

This assignment hit me hard – right in my gut. I guess there are times when you review your life and realize that you are a hardworking worker ant and not a guitar-strumming grasshopper. This was one of the times. … Continue reading

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Take me to the Moon…Trump, Branson, Wifey, and Me!

Melaina Trump, the current wife of “I am Very Rich!” Donald Trump, wraps her arms around him and says: Take me to the moon… “Anything, my dear! You see, I am rrrriiiicchh. verrrrryyy rrrriiicchhhh!” he says. “”I will build a great … Continue reading

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Coffee, Honey, and a South Indian Boy in Nevada.

If we were having coffee right now…I’d tell you that I’m stretched to my limit and stretching me any further would break me into two. This of course will make mom and wifey very happy, because they’ll get their own halves … Continue reading

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A Letter to Donald Trump – because He is him!

To: Mr. Donald Trump Any of the Trump Towers, Any of the Major Cities of the US, United States. The World (which is obviously too small for you.) From: Anand the Parodist, His Cluttered Desk, Somewhere near Delhi, India, The World … Continue reading

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Ten Indian Relatives are Worth Ten Thousand.

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides His insightful observation on relatives, one that he made 2500 years ago, tells us that in all these centuries, relatives haven’t evolved one bit. Euripides, I read, was a writer … Continue reading

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An Indian Writer’s Writing Space.

My Writing Space? Did you say space? A real, physical place?! A place where a writer could sit in peace, contemplate, then spin a yarn that binds his readers?!! I have a writing desk with a computer and a comfortable … Continue reading

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My Know-it-all Neighbor Tells-it-All.

You don’t know Anything – Let me tell you. I’m not saying this, Mr. Goyal said it – he repeated this phrase 20 times in 10 minutes last evening, when wifey and I bumped into Mr. and Mrs. Goyal. They were … Continue reading

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Drum Rolls for Donald Drum – Trump finds a Supporter in my Mom!

Donald Trump, with his golden locks and green stocks, finds a supporter in my Mom. Scooped from “Drum Rolls for Donald Drum” – The QSM Magazine Issue #0 (September 2015) Click here to Read the QSM Magazine Online. Click here … Continue reading

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Learning, Pareto Principle, and 9/11

You study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all. — EJ Koh (@thisisEJKoh) January 7, 2014 EJ Koh is on to a big thing … Continue reading

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A Misunderstood Picture is worth a Million bucks.

   When I read the assignment brief for today’s Writing101 assignment, I was stumped. None of the picture-prompts for this assignment made me feel creative. Oh, I checked unsplash.com too. It had some wow-some pictures, but I stayed uninspired. In fact, most … Continue reading

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Love-shove, Mom-Dad, and Shaadi – Meri Happy Kahani.

(Love etc., Mom-Dad, and Marriage – My Happy Story) Uncertainty mars the promise of my each new love. Will it remain a secret treasure forever buried in my heart? Or will it transform me into a man full of regret? Perhaps it will build … Continue reading

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10 Things I wish I were.

If wishes were bikes, I would ride. I wish I were: My Neighbor’s Car Wifey’s HP Mini A Ten-Rupee Note Aishwarya Rai‘s Vanity Mirror Mom’s Box of Spices Dad’s Newspaper Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Pen The Cyanide Pill that killed Hitler Google.com The … Continue reading

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3 Reasons that Drive me to Write!

Why Do I Write? A deep introspection supported by two cups of Cardamom tea, has revealed that I write for 3 good reasons: I write to flush the malarkey bug out of my system. When I don’t write, this bug … Continue reading

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Indrani Mukherjea Supplies Mom with Fresh Ammunition!

To appreciate my mom’s exquisite talent and unparalleled skill at building bombs and grenades from the week-long media coverage of Indrani Mukherji’s crime, you must first be introduced to Mukherjea and her crime, which the Indian media is calling MOM … Continue reading

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I got Facebook-ed!

This isn’t a big deal, I know. But so far, unlike those of weaker constitution, I had managed to steered clear of the time-sucking monster that goes by the name of Facebook. Today, I gave in. The events that transpired in the last two weeks … Continue reading

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Sumit khaak sambhal lega? Everybody Loves Raymond and Raymond Loves India.

Indian-ness is so in vogue these days that even Raymond and his salty-peppery family have gotten Indian Passports, through Star Plus. Raymond is now Sumit, who, as the Indian name of the program proclaims, will take care of everything. He’s … Continue reading

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3 Old Indian Sayings that were actually Meant for Bloggers!

This post was inspired by Anand (the blabberwockying blogging-guru) and has far-reaching implications for us bloggers. On his insistence, I searched my dusty mental attic for some Indian sayings. I came out coughing but smiling. I did find something of value! I discovered some old gold … Continue reading

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