Tag Archives: Humour

BRAKING NEWS: The Anti-Tonsuring Law

BRAKING NEWS Interviews that bring you to a screeching halt Last week in a forced tonsuring incident in Bangalore two school boys’ heads were forcibly shaved by the school staff. Bangalore police has made an arrest. The government has responded … Continue reading

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My Lost Years Without Desi Ghee

From The Guardian Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to “bust the myth” of saturated … Continue reading

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Indian Traffic – An Illustrated Guide

You break it, you buy the farm Breaking these rules have a high probability of death or serious injury to self or car 1/ Stop at a red light, especially when there is cross traffic. Dangerous, but it will never … Continue reading

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Of Leaking Electricity

Have you noticed how in India if you visit your friends or family, you always need their help to turn the TV or computer on in the morning? Why? Because it is too darned complicated. For instance, to turn on … Continue reading

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The Best Names are Gult Names

Gaurav Rastogi has a very interesting take on the inadequacies of human naming conventions. A naming convention designed for a planet with 100 million people (as on 500 BCE) is hopelessly useless in the world where the number of people … Continue reading

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The Broader Context of Swatting Flies

A couple of weeks back, President Obama swatted a fly in the White House. It did not go unnoticed in the media. Since this blog is about global trends, it would be remiss if I didn’t cover this important event … Continue reading

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Best Practices in Voter Bribery

India’s general elections are around the corner. As you know, the most important factor that determines the outcome of our elections is money – how much and how it is spent – in the crucial electoral process of buying votes. … Continue reading

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