23 Jan 2014

Do Not Disturb–the spam epidemic in India

Most Indian service providers seem to believe that just because you bought services from them means they now have a license to spam you on your email address or cell phone.
Anyway, for the last few weeks, I have been making a conscious effort to get myself off all these spam databases. Here has been my experience -

16 Jan 2014

Have we forgotten the simple pleasures in life?


I am sitting in the lounge at London Heathrow right now, enjoying a leisurely dinner which will allow me to board and spend all the time on the flight sleeping. But that is not the focus of this post.

27 Dec 2013

As seen… on Indian television

Here are some things I have seen -
1. Zee Café’s separator visual shows a certain part of the female anatomy in the “a” of the word café that normally attracts male attention. VNAWXUZV66F

25 Dec 2013

Things, People and Stuff I can do without…2013 edition

As 2013 draws to a close, here is my perspective on various things, people, stuff I can do without (with a tip of the hat to George Carlin (RIP).

Products endorsed by celebrities
Are there people who actually think Kareena Kapoor uses an “iBall Andy” as her phone? And that Dhoni writes with some cheap ballpoint pen or rides a TVS bike?

15 Dec 2013

This is a task for Obvious Man–Dec 15, 2013 Edition

I picked up today’s Deccan Chronicle at the local Café Coffee Day, not because I am a big fan but because it was free (duh!). And with my birthday a day away, I thought it would be a good idea to check out my birthday forecasts.

This is what Aparna Bose had to say for Sagittarians -