Friday, September 23, 2011


An excellent portrait of how TV has changed itself and all else in 20 years!

Retronym of "Follow"

Shared on social network by a friend that I was "following"!

Now I am thankful to the friend and Jesus to have provided a reminder of what "follow" used to mean by default! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Childhood notions

As the reality that I am a father sinks in, I find myself frequently in conversation about children, childhood and their notions. The fact that there is an army of children under four in my extended family only makes this even more frequent.
My niece is a non-stop talker! As she gets home from playschool she keeps rattling things apparently related her own experience at school that day. What she speaks about is anyone's guess. But one thing can be said for sure. What she speaks about is always unrelated to what she does while talking. Almost as if she has two brains that work independently. One for speaking and another of everything else!
She sometimes says "You always speaking, no eating that why I keeping standing!" and sometimes she says "woh nai chahye" (Hindi for "I don't want that). When I ask her what she talking about, she says "That is my friend at schools. She speaks in Tamil"
Come to think of it, my own childhood memory tells me that I was no different. There was a time I believed that there are only three languages in the whole world. Tamil, Hindi and English. And there are only three religions in the world. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Hindus speak Tamil, Muslims speak Hindi and Christians speak English. Real simple!
I have also believed that men are of two categories, the ones with mustache and the ones without. The ones with mustache smoke and the ones without it don't smoke. So, if anyone asked why my dad never had a mustache, I would have likely answered "Because he doesn't smoke! The day he started to have mustache, he would automatically start smoking!"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What I carried for work yesterday!

As I started for work yesterday, I carried the weirdest set of items to the office, none of it relevant to work.

  • Pair of running shoes, running shorts and a bright yellow running T-shirt (which friends from my earlier company can't forget and will miss forever!)
  • Quarter kg of lady's finger (Okra) and a piece of Brinjal.
  • A frock that would fit a three-year old, a T-shirt and a pair of trousers that would fit a five-year old
  • A pair of formal pants, T-shirts, towel, tooth brush, soap box and under garments! 

We had a sports event at work in which I participated after which I was going to my brother's place to stay over the weekend. Conspicuous in its absence was the laptop! I forgot it at work the previous day! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meeting Deadlines

It has been such a long time since I filled up this space. Goes to show that not a lot of fun is going around in my life. But this is one strip that made my day today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sathish Acharya's Kopykatman on Osama's death

Sathish Acharya's cartoons continue to impress me. I think going through his cartoons is one sure shot way of exercising and reducing my bloating tummy! Here is his take on Osama's death and "burial at sea". Click on the image to make it readable

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lighter side of life: Bath

Today's conversation
My wife: "Why don't you go take bath?".
Me: "Let me have a hot cup of filter coffee and warm breakfast and go fully fresh to take bath!" :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sathish Acharya's cartoons!

Sathish Acharya's cartoons are part of my daily diet nowadays! Here are a couple of his recent best!

"Amul Baby"

After World Cup victory