Category Archives: Attempts at Humour

Ticket To Ride

“I’m sorry ma’am, we’re overbooked, you’re just too late”. “But I have a ticket!”, I said. “Why do you issue tickets if you’re just going to kick me off the plane? I have an AirBNB and everything”. “Sorry ma’am, there’s … Continue reading

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School For Girls

Everything I read or write these days seems to be Heavy. It’s almost like everyone’s lost the ability to just muse about small things. Everything has to be about ebola or Hamas or ISIS or something. So here’s a lightweight ‘It … Continue reading

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Vote for the funny fellas at Mindry.In.

I’ve been a longtime fangirl of anything that Mindry.In comes up with. I love the sense of humor that Harish and Arjun from there have, and would love to see more of it out in the world than just as private … Continue reading

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Vrugte en Groente

I like talking to strangers. Especially fleeting encounters. I’m really curious about how others live their lives, to the point of being intrusive on occasion. Over time, of course, that’s gotten tempered down with a grumpy ‘everyone is the same, … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake… no… scratch that.

So you’re starving. Like, really starving. But you’ve kind of made your peace with it. You’ve even stopped thinking about it much. And then someone calls you to say hey, there’s cake, and we’re giving it to you. So you … Continue reading

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Desk Piece

So after a couple of rather forgettable homeworks at my sketch-writing class,  and a couple I have been too lazy to post, I finally wrote something I like. This one’s a desk piece. The sort of stuff you find on … Continue reading

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My First Sketch – Analyzing Harry Potter with JK Rowling

So as I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve joined a sketch-writing class. Our first homework was to find a pet peeve of ours, develop a character who embodies that irksome quality, and then to write a sketch revolving around … Continue reading

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Pun-Arabism

As is usual for me these days, I was babysitting some code, and with nothing to do, I had this delightful exchange with a rather biting punster grad student of my university who is referred to here as Z. Others  … Continue reading

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CS-boom-de-ah-dah OR I Love Computer Science.

So I chanced up on this Youtube vid of Discovery Channel’s ‘The World is Awesome’.  XKCD had its own lyrics to it. Someone (actually many someones) made videos of it. Given that the original is a camping song called I … Continue reading

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Longvage Rage

Everybody acts like angry-angry these days. Everytime I open the shoshal medias minns, some hajaar ‘rage’ links I am the finding. The Kongas will rage minns everyone is monkey-see–monkey–doing, with all the stick-figure comics itsimms. Even small child in nursery … Continue reading

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The longest bus ride evah

This happened in that moonshiney period between 11th and 12th. You can say it happened in the holidays after the 1st PU exams, but then given that I was going for JEE coaching, there was a holiday to all my … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Aroon Purie

Dear Mr. Purie, You quite obviously don’t know me. And while I know you (well, you head India Today), I didn’t much care. Your rag always lost out to The Week in my house, God alone knew why my father … Continue reading

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Telling ’em where to get off – A software engineer’s guide to finding a seat on a BMTC bus

I am back to my old life as one of the numerous Saaftware folks in Bangalore, if only for a short while. Yes, that signals the return of all the BMTC rave/rant blogposts. When I had just restarted the rounds … Continue reading

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Age is just a number. Just a number.

I had a very bad day. Very bad. I might possibly have ruined my life. No, not in the inappropriate-boyfriend-physical-relations-single-teenaged-mother way. No, actually I haven’t ruined my life. My stupidity might have made me do the best thing I could … Continue reading

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When time did not stand still (but I did)

Expectations really change the way you perceive an experience. And I mean really. A couple of years out of school, I sort of began losing touch with my schoolmates, me being at NITK, and they all in Bangalore, and their … Continue reading

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Mind Dry Dot In – Coming soon to a stage near you.

Arjun Sharma and Harish Kumar one day found that they could do more productive things with their time than reply to my boring posts. Which is sort of sad since their comments were really nice, funny and to the point. … Continue reading

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Cracker of a Question.

I’m no left-of-center person who thinks the idea of family is past its time. I’m not exactly a disagreeable person either. But there’s something about someone passionately arguing about something with ill-formed arguments that prompts the contrarian in me. I … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Once upon a time after a trip to Mangalore, Logik had tweeted “Extreme paapa in previous janma = tyre seat of Bangalore-Mangalore bus”. Here’s my version: Extreme paapa in previous janma = near-toilet seat in turbulent American Airlines flight + … Continue reading

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Correlation… causation? Coincidence!

I’m back to blogging, but only for a bit. Next week is a bit hectic. But I HAD to post on this. When I was working in Bangalore, I was in a team full of young people just a few … Continue reading

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2012 – Musings and whinings

Now if there was one movie I was asked to recreate, it’d be 2012. I’ve been working on the Google Earth API for some time now, and all the stuff I’ve come across – zoom ins to historical spots, topographical … Continue reading

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