Tag Archives: family

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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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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Registered for Blogging201 and preparing for Wifey’s Outburst

Friends from Blogging101 and Writing101, I gave the NaNoWriMo a miss but have registered for the Blogging201 course. I am wondering if any of you have too. It’s going to run from December 8th to 17th, and you can register for it … 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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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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Anandhotep runs after his dream…leaving tattered bandages in his wake.

It’s getting creepier. First, I just clung to the computer for a couple of more hours after my work-day ended. Then, I started returning to it after the evening tea. Recently, I’ve begun to return to my work-desk after dinner. … Continue reading

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A Notebook that was once a Laptop, My Disenchanted Mom, and Blogging 101.

I am writing this post on my notebook. Until a few years ago, I used to call it my laptop. A Notebook that was once a Laptop: My notebook had to go through this painful experience of having its name … Continue reading

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A Full Course Dinner, Blogging Etiquette, and Visiting Friends.

A Post for my Fellow Blogging101 Participants: Until now, I’ve never had the stomach for a full course dinner. I am more of a Chhole-bhature and Rajma-chawal kind of guy. Pile it all on a plate, stick a spoon into it, and … Continue reading

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Cardamom Tea – Side Effects and Social Stigma.

This morning I was trying to finish a writing assignment that has to be delivered tomorrow. It required that I write a humorous piece on marriages between Neanderthals and Homosapiens. This assignment required all the ingenuity and creativity I could muster … Continue reading

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Anand’s Caricatures and Parodies are Quirky, Snarky, Malarkey!

Until this morning I hadn’t told wifey that I’ve enrolled for the Blogging101 course. This morning, I had to. When she called me for our second tea of the morning for the third time with her contralto voice having gone soprano and saw that I … Continue reading

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