Category Archives: Its A Funny Life

Opera, Opera!

Certain types of music are acquired taste. Opera falls into that category. I have been listening and watching Operas for a while now and I have falling in love with that form of music. Apart from music the sheer visual presence of performers along with the orchestra is breathtaking.

As a rookie Opera fan, I was excited at the possibility of witnessing an Opera performance in Bangalore. I was overly excited that I booked my seats in advance. However there was one little thing that slipped my mind which caused enough embarrassment later on.

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How To Report News : rediff way!

This is front page of we get news “Follow Mumbai House Wife Molested“. I wonder if this is the reporting “ethics” people talk about?

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Adventures Of Palpongi – I

Palpongi and his 4 friends were standing near Prasad’s IMAX bargaining with a street vendor. Palpongi soon grew tired of all the bargaining and   started bugging his friends to move on. His visibly irritated friends decided to give him a task. This task involved speaking in Hindi which is not his forte. His friend Debo (not fluent himself) made Palpongi mug up a few questions in Hindi to ask the Autowala and repeat back what was told to him. The task was simple. With limited knowledge of shopping, Debo assumed that Bamboo Baskets which are quite popular in Hyderabad are available at stores in area called Lakdi-Ka-Pool. To confirm his knowledge he wanted Palpongi to inquire about that area. The second question was to find out the extra charges that would be imposed by autowala to ferry a group larger than the specified limit of  3. Continue reading

Coming Of Age? Or Age Of Innocence?

Its that time in life we get this feeling that we are under pressure without someone actually pressuring. Yet you know it exits and you dread the day when the question would be asked? Guys around the age 27 to 32 should guess it instantly. This post is for the guys who might be able relate to this post. This written from a guys point of view and no offense must be taken.

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Define Irony?

I was just glancing the headlines of Deccan Herald news paper today that i noticed the news about the Navy air show going wrong yesterday resulting in the Pilot and Copilot losing their lives.

This is the front page of the paper carrying the news

The Air Show Disaster

On Page 13: The Picture Of The Dead Co-Pilot

The Pic Of The Diseased Co-Pilot

The very next page of the paper has an Ad!

An Ad! To Join The Navy

Have we become so inconsiderate? Its almost like saying “ok so he is dead”, “who want to replace him?”. The newspaper must have at least that sense.

…..Of Wedding, Rituals & People Part 2

This is the second part of 4 part series “Of Weddings, Rituals & People”. Its assumed that you have already read Guest’s (Women’s Dressing)

Guests(Men’s Dressing):

North: Men, in this part of the country love to dress up grandly for an occasion like wedding. Although handshake is the gentlemen way of exchanging pleasantries, one must be extra careful when lending out their right hand. The men wear rings on all their fingers. It looks as though they escaped from “The Terminator” movie set and forgot to remove their robotic hand glove. If their fingers can talk, iam sure they will yell out “Gold ring around my bottom (similar to a life jacket) is not going to help me stay afloat in palm full of sweat. TAKE THIS SHIT OFF!!!”.

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…..Of Wedding, Rituals & People Part 1

“Marriages are made in heaven” a well known western phrase which holds true to anywhere in the world. However there is a slight twist in the Indian context. When the west came up with that phrase they did it with their style of wedding in picture. A predominantly Christian society where the wedding takes places with a small group of friends and relatives who are either dressed in white or sober colored clothes with a very light music playing in the background giving a closer to a perceived heavenly experience. In Indian context this is quite the opposite.

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