Author Archives: Anand

About Anand

Parodist, Humorist, Caricaturist, Nerd.

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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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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Fitting a misfit with social-shoes is Impossible – says wifey!

“Why do you have to do it?” she asked, pushing a cup of cardamom tea in front of me, displacing my magic trackpad, so that the Facebook icon that I was adding to the following Facebook header got scaled up … Continue reading

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Help Me.

Thank you. For answering my cry for help. There are a hundred things going wrong in my life right now, and I am hanging from a precipice, waiting for someone… anyone, say Mr. Goyal, or Trooplijaah, or even Mom to pull … Continue reading

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A Bollywood Movie for Civil Services Aspirants – Your GK will never be the same again!

I confess. I watched a movie on TV. I learned that a movie could be a learning experience too. Especially, a movie such as Players. This is a movie that every Civil Services Aspirant must watch, because it improves your … Continue reading

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The QSM Magazine’s Indian Wedding Special issue is out…

…and your copy is already in your inbox. If you aren’t a subscriber yet, head over to ISSUU.com here, and join the party! This Indian Wedding special, unravels the complex tapestry of the big O.B.E.S.E Indian wedding to lay bare … Continue reading

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Friends, I’ve got this super-cool idea…what do you think of it?

Celebrate your Wedding Once again! Update: The Shaadi ka Laddoo feature is on! Thank you for participating! I promise to ensure that Anandhotep is on his best behavior when he adds those thought-bubbles to your pictures. Neerja – the Thinking … Continue reading

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The QSM Magazine Issue #3 – The Indian Wedding Special!

In the upcoming issue we lose ourselves in the  the biggest, the grandest, the sparkliest, the loudest wedding in the world! Here’s a short definition of this magnificent event. Indian Wedding – A Definition The Indian wedding is a fine-tuned but … Continue reading

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The QSM Express is chugging along…expected to arrive on time.

The QSM Express is running on time. Though there was an initial delay, but it is expected to make time by picking up speed. The QSM Express doesn’t go through Haryana and it isn’t among the trains that were cancelled.  So breath easy. … Continue reading

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Total Paisa Vasool – Getting your money’s worth, the Indian way!

Anandhotep has used some of stinky old bandages to tie me to my desk so that I can work on the next issue of the QSM Magazine. I’ve been barred from posting on my blog, until I’ve painted the cover, … Continue reading

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Makeup-shakeup Beauty-sheauty – mentioning it is my duty!

Pristine beauty-sheauty hai bakwaas, yeh sab to hai ji makeup ka kamaal! Translation: Pristine beauty is nothing but hogwash; Makeup created this whole look, by God! Use the word pristine in a thirteen word story, she said, and I started … Continue reading

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