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Aug
25
2013

Inception

I was overwhelmed with the feedback I got on the last post. You have no idea how happy the death threat made me feel. There are good comments, There are comments that tell you how bad you are and then there are the ones that threaten you with bodily harm. The last category is reserved for the denizens of rediff and I feel extremely pleased for this honor bestowed upon me. I only have one […]

Mar
17
2013

The Kitchens of Indraprashta

Indraprashta looked stunning in spring as the royal gardens were in bloom. The chirping of birds, the chatter of the maids & the soldiers were once again practicing outdoors showing off their valor  A familiar figure walked through the courtyard leaving his sandalwood fragrance through out the palace. The maids were giving him shy glances as the peacock feather on his crown danced to the draft of air from the roof. He wished to see his best friend and the guard let […]

Jun
29
2012

Stop running like a headless Raavana

“Senapathi, why hasn’t the bloody inverter kicked in yet? Feels like I’m in a furnace, we must talk to that Surya dude tomorrow about the rage he’s unleashing on us“. “My Lord, this is not a two-hour power cut. It is going to be like this all day. The inverter can only last for a few hours. You buying this Voltas AC on the basis of that stupid TVC ain’t helping either.” “All day? What […]

Apr
3
2012

What is in a name

Dudyala Sri Lingeshwara Rama Vittalachari, commonly known as DSLR Vittalachari or just DSLR hails from a family of numerologists who’s clients have gone on to change the face of this world. His office is adorned by huge portraits of these legends who were living with the homeless in dark alleys and contemplating ending their lives owing to their creative failure, until the moment they were referred to someone from the Dudyala family. He loves to tell the […]

Mar
19
2012

Secret diary of a Cricinfo editor

Dear Diary, The world is a crazy place, everybody and by that I mean even that retired bank manager who lives next to the Saravana Bhavan in Vadapalani, wants their share of the pudding. If I had my way, I’d give them a share of pudingi instead. With the disastrous Australian tour, most of the articles we’ve published or received have been attacking the team, talking of strong measures, young blood, and making sepak-takraw the […]

Feb
7
2012

Incredible India: A how-to for travelogues

The world loves India, we are the biggest exporter of manpower both skilled & unskilled. We gave the world Curry, Bollywood & Biryani. We also gave the world some unimportant things like the number zero, chess and a guidebook to lovemaking. Ask anyone on the road, they’ll tell you one of these and gloat about the country’s contribution to the world. Now that’s not how the world sees our contributions, To many India is still […]

Feb
3
2012

Oppari with Oprah

Hello ji, are you a celebrity or do you think that you are one? Have you met the Kannagi of the west, Oprah?  No? Don’t worry. Now arranging a meet might not be that easy, so are you good at photoshop or do you atleast know someone who can do the required imagery for you? Nevermind if you don’t, can you atleast find a gossip-hungry journalist? Find one & give him/her a sound-byte on how […]

Jul
19
2010

Fruits of labor

Fruits are an integral part of our lives both culinary and metaphorically. Orange juice is a must for many at the breakfast table or sliced apples if you may. The apple is a wonderful fruit and used a lot in literature and history. Not sure if it was for the color, but I remember kindergarten books have always had a smiling worm bore its way out of a red juicy apple. Talking of apples, I’ve […]

Feb
14
2010

Tujhko Mirchi Lagi Toh

Valentines Day always comes with it’s share of controversies every year. Be it fanatic Hindu groups trying to forcibly marry couples they manage to find, or hooligans ransacking gift shops. Such actions only irk couples to show their solidarity and oppose rowdy elements. On the other side of the spectrum it is they day Hallmark, Cadburys and other companies announce employee bonuses and targets for the next rose day, sister-in-law day and I-miss-my-doggy day. With […]

Nov
27
2009

Mujhe vote karo

‘maxdavinci aage badho, hum tumhare saath hain‘ The deafening ruckus of the slogan chanting slowly dies out as I get my fingers to type. The past few days have been pretty busy with all these followers, and the sea of banners with my name emblazoned on them. At first I assumed they were mischief-mongers irked by my scathing review in the previous post. Turns out they are all my supporters showing their support and endorsing […]

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