You know you are Indian because…

(Sometimes stereotypes can be fun, sometimes they are no longer true.. take the following with a pinch of salt or tomato or garlic or onion.) Everything you eat is savoured in tomato, garlic and onion. You reuse gifts, wrapping paper, and aluminum foil. You try and eject food particles in your teeth — your tongue. …

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Address the Crap Gap First, NOT the Digital Divide

(Warning: if you are grossed out by graphic descriptions of crap and related topics, or are otherwise squeamish, might want to give this post a miss.) Saw this story being shared on Twitter a few days ago – India: Land of many cell phones, fewer toilets and thought to myself – wasn’t this widely reported …

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The Darndest Things You See in India – Part 4 (Park Signs)

Additional commentary Park timings seem to mirror temple timings though I haven’t verified whether the park is actually closed between 10am and 4pm. Only clockwise walking. Compliance rate is similar to that for theĀ One-way and Maintain Lane Discipline signs you see on Indian roads. Fencing around the fountain for exercises – interesting phrase I say. …

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Enough with the “we need better leaders” nonsense!

I posted the tweet (see below) after reading the 100th Independence Day tweet (from celebrity, non-celebrity and sundry) bemoaning the state of the nation and placing the blame squarely on the corrupt political leaders. Since some of my tweets are selectively published to Facebook, an interesting discussion started which I’m reproducing with the commenter’s permission. …

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