Author Archives: Anand

About Anand

Parodist, Humorist, Caricaturist, Nerd.

“They won’t Remember you,” said Wifey.

“They won’t remember you,” quipped wifey when she saw me login to Facebook. “Who?” I asked, pretending that I hadn’t understood. Of course, I had. I’ve known her for close to fifteen years now, and for twelve of those, I’ve woken … Continue reading

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O’ Cockroaches of Shatabdi, Thank you!

We were sitting at the right side of the coach, where there are three seats to a row. We had a window seat, which was grabbed by wifey the moment we boarded, and a middle-seat. I too love the window-seat, … Continue reading

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From Godliness to Worldiness and back in 15 Minutes!

As a rule, I don’t eavesdrop. As a rule, I am not judgmental. But this morning, I broke my rules! The First Round I was in the park, walking the well-trodden track around it, cogitating over the age-old question – … Continue reading

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The Great Indian Pothole through a Quirky Indian’s Lenses.

In the life of an Indian, a pothole isn’t just a hole in the road – it is a traditional concept that dreams are woven around. How? Read Pothole, Pothole, thank you for saving me! to appreciate the positive influence of potholes … Continue reading

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Diaper-changing Dads or Mansplainers?

When Snapdeal published their advertisement lauding diaper-changing dads, I am sure they had no intention of reigniting the mansplaining debate in my house. I don’t blame them, for in all probability their advertisement was visualized by a mansplaining ignorant man… … Continue reading

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Mansplaining Defined and Purposefully Explained.

Just posted: Mansplaining? Let me tell you what it is, to share my recent learning experience under wifey’s tutelage. It’s on my new blog – and if you aren’t following it, you are missing out on all the Quirky Snarky … Continue reading

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My Dear Blog-Followers…please follow the New Blog.

because the Quirky (Anand) Snarky (the crow)  Malarkey (Anandhotep) of this blog, is now moving to my new blog. Please go to my New Blog and click the blue Follow button at the top of the right side bar, because … Continue reading

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We Men are just a Hygiene Factor in Their Lives!

“Hum saale bas ek hygiene factor hain, inki lives mein! (We fools, we are just a hygiene factor in their lives!)”  Rohan griped, brushing his hand over the balding patch on his head for the umpteenth time, making me wonder if his … Continue reading

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The Comment Issue on the ROFLwithQSM blog is now resolved!

The comments issue is resolved! 😀 I figured out that it was because the too-good-to-be-true Zero Spam plugin was interfering with the processing of comments. The reason was that it doesn’t work with the Jetpack engine, which takes care of … Continue reading

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Mushrooms, Dog-pee, and Mrs. Chaddha!

Some people don’t like mushrooms. Some people don’t like dogs. Some people who don’t like dogs, also don’t like mushrooms. Mrs. Chaddha, our next floor neighbor falls in the last category, and I discovered it this morning… Dear Blog-followers, please … Continue reading

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No Thank You, No Sorry, Hain ji?

That’s what Indians say…that between friends, there’s no Thank You, no Sorry, but I’m going to change myself. I’m sorry that I must send you to my other blog to read my posts, and in advance, I am thanking you … Continue reading

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Anand’s Parodies and Humor – now on a new blog!

Wifey wants a house that she can call her home. All these years of moving from one rented place to another has taken its toll on everything in our house. The fridge lost its leg on our third move and has … Continue reading

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Issue #4 of The QSM Magazine is now on Stands!

The Subscribers of the QSM Magazine have received its PDF in their inboxes, and those fond of reading it online can now read it here. I apologize for giving you the fright. Please don’t fall off your chair. Yes, I’m still … Continue reading

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A Special post for my Blogging Friends

My Blogger Friends, This post is for you. As you must’ve noticed, my posting schedule has gone haywire recently, and my visiting behavior is even worse.  Let me explain. For the last 3 weeks, I’ve been working on publishing the … Continue reading

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497 marks out of 500! What lies ahead?

Delhi girl Sukirti Gupta has set a new standard for examinees India-wide. Now parents have a new bench-mark for their kids, and those prepping up for taking the board exams next year now have a new kind of nightmare – … Continue reading

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The QSM Magazine – Anandhotep makes a Splash in the Rajma Bowl.

The May-June issue is still not on stands, and trust me when I tell you that the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of that twit Anandhotep. I sent him the air-tickets; I emptied my cupboard so that he could store … Continue reading

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Stroll…Stroller…Road-roller!

Stroll? Hmmm. Stroll? I think I’m getting an idea. Stroll?…wait, I’ve got to switch on my computer! “Kya stroll te stroller da siyappa laga rakha hai?” (Why are you raising such a hue and cry about stroll and stroller?) Mom’s booming voice … Continue reading

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Beached!

“If the word “beach” makes you think of “beached”, you must get your head examined!” exclaimed the lady who in the first place was responsible for my thinking up the word “beached” when I saw the daily post prompt “beach.” The … Continue reading

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I and others of my kind are causing global warming and climate change!

The Accusation: I am sure you had no inkling that I was the culprit – that it was this despicable me who caused climate change; that I am the guy who’s responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer, the melting … Continue reading

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When will Rahul Baba get married? India wants to know.

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