Category Archives: Humor

Existential Crisis

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I came across Suresh Chandrasekaran’s blog just over a year ago. The first post I read was a saga of self- deprecation- his signature style. If I remember correctly, he took his readers into his kitchen and shared the delight he experienced when reigning supreme in that hallowed place traditionally dominated by women. His post had a note of glee… Read more »

Becoming A Monk

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I read some stuff yesterday. The kind of things that chivvy you along on The Path… of becoming a monk. There is no connection between the things I read, coming as they do, from diverse sources. Yet, in my mind they have connected. The sum of these connections is a cheerless, vaguely annoying conclusion. It is a sombre commentary on… Read more »

What A Joke!

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Have you ever met anyone who wrote jokes for a living? Who are these people that write jokes? Why doesn’t one ever meet them personally? Facebook is a huge community, why hasn’t one met someone who is a professional Joke Writer? This is one epic fail, isn’t it Facebook? I don’t know how you can preen yourself after this! I… Read more »

Woe Be Unto Me! (Three 55 Fictions)

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The spelling of soap is s-o-a-p not s-o-p-e. So watt? The spelling is wrong! Who cares? Yoeu still understod, didn’t youe? Why can’t you bother to remember the correct spelling of words?! You aren’t even dyslexic! Watt can a few alphabets here or three mater? Oh, really?! Yes.  Stp being such a grammar nazi! ***      *** Apostrophe ‘s’ is used… Read more »

A Compliment Or Two

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I’ve noticed something very perplexing. When I compliment people, they think I am saying nice things just to make them feel good- by massaging their ego. In the first place, if you know me at all, you’d know that I hate- yes hate- the word nice. I don’t do nice. I feel like throwing it in boiling oil and them… Read more »

A Few Right Synonyms

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I asked Google for the meaning of the word right– in the sense of doing the right thing. This is what it brought up: Adjective: morally good, justified, or acceptable. Synonyms: just, fair, equitable, good, upright, righteous, virtuous, proper, moral, morally justified, ethical, honorable, honest, principled What a lot of synonyms, I thought. The word must really be important to… Read more »

Watch Out English!

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Look, English, I am fond of you. No, seriously, I am. I would hate to have someone do the dirty on you. I don’t know if you’ve been keeping an ear to the ground as I have. If not, I think you ought to. Things are getting dangerously bad for you dude! No, you’re not going to die. Its much,… Read more »

Utopia

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The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. It refers to an imagined place or state of things where everything is perfect. When you are utopic, you are defining your highest vision of your life. You are describing the best that you think the world can be. You are diving deep into your consciousness… Read more »

Dear Do Gooder

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I’m only saying this for your own good. I probably sound mean but I am only being cruel to be kind. If this how illogical you can get about it, you ought to give it up- even if it hurts. I am sure you hate me for saying all this, but someone has to knock some sense into your thick… Read more »

Time to Shine

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There was a time not too long ago, when parents hadn’t heard of a thing called body clock. They had, however, heard that it is good for children to be woken up before dawn and urged to study- duly bathed and smelling roses- by four am, since that is when one learned (read learn by rote) the best. And that’s… Read more »