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May 13th, 2017

“Irritated, Isolated, Sweating, Trembling, Nervous…”

Got back last night to the Big Smoke (reckon that monniker sounds a little better than the Big Pollute) after a blissful week in Mussoorie, staying with friends.

Other than being knocked sideways by the Delhi heat, it was also great to be bowled over by 2 hyper and happy dogs.

Not so good to have the usual mound of niggles to deal with : burned out plugs, Internet down, collapsed book shelf, and poor old Yem Bahadur suffering with a frozen shoulder.

Anyway, urban routine will inevitably take over from the peaceful life we had up in the hills, […]

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February 20th, 2017

Fancy a food massage, anyone?

Yes, you read me right.

Food massages are a thing, apparently. Well, at least according to this delicious flyer, tucked inside my morning paper today.

Do you reckon the food massages are linked to the mussels cramp? One can never be too careful with seafood 😛

November 30th, 2016

Ad of the day (and it’s a cracker!)

What a hoot!

“Stay On”, which is coyly described in the press as a “sexual wellness product”, has piggy-back-ed on the demonetisation issue, to produce a hilarious ad that has gone viral here in India.

This is possibly the only thing to do with demonetisation that will make you smile 🙂

April 29th, 2015

Whoever knew that bugs could beg?

If I never get around to writing my Great Indian Novel, then perhaps I might instead write The Indian Book of Fabulous Flyers. Every morning when these waft-y bits of paper waft out of my morning paper, my day is set, since 9 times out of 10 these flyers are brilliant.

Can’t be doing with the glossy, boring ones for medical check-ups or hair transplants. Or liposuction. They’re always glossy and grammatical.


These are the one I like – the inventive ones.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you beg bugs.

And a great new word – “Effecment”.


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