The Man In Woman

It used to be a gentleman’s game till Mary, the Queen of Scots broke all rules to swing it on the turf in 1567. And it was after that that the menfolk tuned their minds to the idea of spotting les femmes on their punctured lawns. It actually took them centuries to fit this image…

Saga Of A ‘Selfie’

Now that the Oxford Dictionary has certified ‘selfie’ as a word, this action seems to be catching momentum on a whole new level   It is believed that a drunk Aussie coined this term in 2002 when he posted his self-taken photo on a forum, calling it a ‘selfie’. The word took the fancy of the…

Similarly Different

It’s funny how some habits that are usual in one country are rude in another. Take the burping-after-a-meal concept in India. Till the British invaded and confused our habits, this was the best way to show your appreciation of the food. Louder the better, and it exists in small towns as well. They don’t lack…

Fliers Who Just Shouldn’t

Being irksome is inscribed in some people’s personality. They can’t help it. Take these passengers for instance. It’s fascinating how completely oblivious they are to the choppy ripples they create by just being themselves. The Slob He forgets that he is just flying from one place to another and not diving outlandishly into a freshers’…

Role-play & Love

We have cupid shooting arrows on 14th February. So we are told. But how can we forget that this is not the only day the chubby cherub comes out to play; at least not in India where we have a karvachath. As if Valentine’s Day wasn’t enough, couples have Karvachauth as well to schmaltz over…

Crimp The Prim

Planning a bachelorette party is a task as it is, so I learnt. And to top it all, eating breakfast with Dad proved even more eventful on the fateful morning. Mum strolled in with a casual, “Do you know your daughter has hired a stripper to entertain herself?” Instantly the fork and knife dropped in…