Category Archives: Satire

“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Harassed Computers Association Strikes Back!

Our Computers are on Strike! The computers in my house are on strike. Until a week ago, I had no idea the guys were members of a union called the Harassed Computers Association or the HCA. In fact, until about a week … Continue reading

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Quirky Anand and those…those…Snarky Grammarians!

Have you ever been publicly castigated for a typographical error, a Grammar issue, or even a spelling error? Have you ever locked horns with a Grammar vigilante? Anand throws caution to the wind, and lets it all out. (Please note … Continue reading

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker…When I played the Interplanetary Matchmaker!

Originally posted on Wandering Soul Writer:
For my new feature Spotlight, I’ve invited my favourite humor writer and friend Anand over to write the first one for Wandering Soul. Anand is an amazing humorist/caricaturist who blogs at Anand’s Parodies &…

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Mr. Goyal vs.Tornado the 190lb Dog – who would you choose?

Was there a time in my life when I chose the unpopular over the popular? Just one time? Ok, two?! Then you aren’t talking to me. I am drawn to the unpopular, and the attraction sometimes borders on the fatal. I … Continue reading

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