Harem Pants

She wore harem pants to a Hindustani classical music concert. In an assemblage of cumbersome saris and silk kurta-pyjamas, antique jewellery glinting from robust necks and rounded bosoms, and kohled eyes and vermillion foreheads that looked like they belonged at the court of a decadent Rajah, her ikat harem pants should not have stood out,…

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Draught Animals of India: Vehicles and the Indian Jugaad

No this isn’t a social studies lesson on domesticated animals that double up as draught animals in India. Excuse me, what did you think we Indians are? We aren’t the land of exotic princes and snake charmers anymore. We never were. Our load bearers are no longer animals now but machines! In fact, we Indians…

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Happy Holi!

Pardon me, fair lady, But your white stings the eye. How about I sprinkle a little saffron See, how it complements your attire?! But wait, I noticed your eyes Are a beautiful shade of green. I have just the colour to match them too; Do you see what I mean? Mind you though, M’Lady, Pink is…

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A Very Pigeon-y Problem

Big cities have their benefits and problems, and then there’s a whole different level of problem – Pigeons! If you know what I mean the picture below will make sense to you and you won’t laugh.   No, no! Don’t laugh. I am discussing a very serious matter here. Is it just me or do…

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TPC Romance Fortnight Guest Post#12: Love Is The Way

Dear Readers, Today I bring you a thought-provoking satire by the accomplished writer and author, Mr Durga Prasad Dash, who blogs at Durga Dash Blog. Check out his Amazon Author profile here. His clever commentary that starts with lyrics of popular Bollywood songs will surely leave you thinking that poetry is dead, but this piece…

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