Monthly Archives: May 2007

Deuce

Why is it that we celebrate anniversaries? Just because the Earth completed yet another revolution around its mother star and since we are always looking for excuses to celebrate, let this be another. Right and there’s nothing wrong with it. … Continue reading

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Painted Dreams

One of the little excitements during our school days was to gaze at the film posters – on the walls of the Shillong Civil Hospital – as our rickety school bus brattled by. The posters usually changed every Wednesday or … Continue reading

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Indemnity and Longevity

Whenever someone not-so-efficient (or pretending to be) takes control of the steering wheel, he/she invariably asks, “Hope you have life insurance?” “Life insurance wouldn’t save my life, a seat belt might,” comes a rational thought into my mind. Insurance is … Continue reading

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Isspecial Cutting Chai – April 2007

One of the great benefits of blogging is that I have known a few people from all across the third rock from the Sun. Though some opinions hold that chatting and social networking lets you meet more people and make … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Taj

[Click on image for a larger view / download options] A few photographs from my visit to the Taj at the last puff of 2006. From the Archaeological Survey of India plaque outside the monument: The Taj Mahal was built … Continue reading

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When Bottles Dance

Read this in one of Khushwant Singh’s joke books many many years ago. Quoting from (my not so good) memory: Agar dum hain dua mein Maulvi,to is bottle ko hila ke dikha.Agar nahin, to do ghoonth pe,Aur bottle ko jhoomta … Continue reading

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Awry Planets

I usually don’t subscribe to magazines and prefer to get them from the pavement vendors. Primarily because I’m quite prone to shifting residences. It is only the newspapers that I like to be home delivered, as I don’t fancy a … Continue reading

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