Air India

The government of India now seems to be committed to selling Air India, the state-owned airlines. An organization with its glorious past will finally cease to exist. Despite giving several moments of pride to Indians, Air India also has remained the butt of the joke. There has been a [...]

2021-04-11T00:02:28+05:30

Four Bulls

I had learnt a two-player game, Bulls & Cows, during my first job of teaching. Of course, now you could play it online too or you even get apps for smartphones. Check it out; it is for all ages and is quite fun! In essence, one player holds a [...]

2021-04-04T12:11:37+05:30

You could come back. We seem to have space now.

Let me share a “Saradarji” joke today! (Note for my international audience: In India, like in other countries we have lots of popular personas used for crafting the jokes. Sardarjis represent brawns over brains guys. Drawing ethnicity into the jokes does not sound right only if you bring that [...]

2021-04-04T22:42:16+05:30

Plunge

My daughter (undergraduate student) came out of her virtual classroom fuming! I asked, “What now!” She said, "I just don't understand these teachers. They will correct you even if you are not wrong, once they are hell-bent on doing it." That reminded me of a story from my school [...]

2021-03-20T15:16:10+05:30

Treasure Hunt

The soil in my hometown is called black cotton soil. It is called so as the soil is good for growing cotton. But other than that, the soil is a disaster! It absorbs too much water and holds it, resulting in abnormal swelling. Naturally, when dried, it shrinks heavily [...]

2021-03-13T19:27:36+05:30

Rustic Proverbs -1

When we talk with our mom, we keep digressing into our family jokes and memes (we have several of them) at every opportunity. Our dad always wonders why we could not stay on the course of discussion and keep it simple. My Mom also has a special flair for [...]

2021-03-06T16:48:47+05:30

तीन अटी

 तुम्ही "जाने तू या जाने ना" हा हिंदी चित्रपट जर पाहिला असेल तर तुम्हाला ही गंमत नक्कीच आठवत असेल.  चित्रपटाच्या नायकाला हे सांगण्यात आले होते की जर त्याला राठोड कुळाचे नाव राखायचे असेल तर त्याला त्याच्या तीन अटी पूर्ण करायला पाहिजेत - "वो घोड़े पर सवार होगा", "किसीकी हड्डी [...]

2021-02-27T21:12:39+05:30

Three Conditions

There was a funny part of the story of 2008 Indian, coming of age comedy film, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The protagonist was told that for a boy to truly become a man in the Rathore clan, he must complete three conditions: Thrash someone, Get arrested, and Ride [...]

2021-02-28T08:43:31+05:30

TV

I am not a philanthropist on any scale, but I have acted whenever there were some good opportunities. I typically like to volunteer for something than just sign the cheques. One of my friends who is indeed a philanthropist brought me once a great opportunity. One of the foster [...]

2021-02-21T09:31:19+05:30

Puzzle

The guessing game story reminded me of an interesting but uncommon puzzle that was posed to us by one of our teachers. I am grateful to him as I found it handy during hundreds of hiring interviews that I had to take, many years later, where I needed a [...]

2021-02-14T15:19:31+05:30
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