Tag Archives: Humor

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Purba Ray needs no introduction but I wouldn’t be done out of an opportunity to express my admiration for this stellar blogger. I came across  Purba’s blog  A-Musing over a year ago. Her exquisite wit combined with her absolutely delightful language mixed with a ‘Oh So Rare!’ penchant for calling a spade a spade had me tied into knots. I… Read more »

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 »

Sunday Brunch (#2)

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This week’s brunch will begin with a wound. It is best to eat the bitter dishes first so that the rest of the meal can be enjoyed in peace. This post is almost as if the universe were telling me, “Watch, notice. This is what happens when the spirit is wounded. This is the effect, take heed, beware!” Dish #1:… 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 »

Word Meanings

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Enough is enough. For the past week, I have been reminded repeatedly of the manner in which words acquire shades and nuances of meaning they were never meant to hold.  You are left feeling bewildered and not a little nettled because something that you thought meant A now means A-. The (-) minus being a symbol of all the deviousness… Read more »