Those things

Chugs makes this restrained comment on Bollywood actress Mallika's much hyped wardrobe at Cannes. Not only are “those things” fake, she has managed to push them up to her nose! Whom is she trying to fool? We all know gravity exists on Earth. Very apt Chugs! IMHO, Mallika actually succeeded at what Simi Garewal and […]

Tremors in life

20 minutes back, my chair at the 5th floor of my office building was shaking, I realized it was a tremor when some of my colleagues started rushing towards the exit. The water bottle on my table was still trembling when we left. News says Maharashtra had felt it. 10 minutes later the building was […]

BBM on Nuktachini

As the baton is passed by Ek Cup chai!, my Hindi blog, Nuktachini becomes the first indic blog to host the Bharteeya Blog Mela. Nominations are being invited for BBM's 37th edition. Blog posts written by Indians on Indian topics during December 7 – 10 can be nominated for the mela. This blog had the privilege to host mela once, you […]

Savings vs consumerism

With my investments I have been hitherto happily content, alike one third of Indian population, keeping the perils of share-bazaar out of the purview. A recent print article by Vishnudutt Nagar provoked me to wonder on the irony of this. People like me who rely on small-saving schemes, saving accounts and term-deposits have been of […]

An NRI's plea for cleanliness

Through one of my sites on Amitabh Bachchan I keep on receiving occassional feedback. Many of the readers write to me presuming I am in contact with the megastar. Some are ardent fans like me and write essays in his praise. A mail I recently received from one Satpal Mehra, an NRI living in Austria, […]

What is Real development?

By 2020 India will be a developed nation. Good for us, if the prophecy comes true. But then, what would be the state of the economy (or “new economy” as the term goes), education and employment then? One never notices murky media raise such issues, actually only a handful of people talk about it publicly. […]