How Toilets were introduced into Indian Railway Trains!

One Mr Okhil Chandra Sen was travelling by train in 1909 in Bihar and near a Railway station called Ahmedpur had upset stomach and wanted to relieve himself. There were no toilets in Indian trains then. So when the train halted at Ahmedpur railway station, he got down from the train and with a water…

English is a foreign language for Indians……Response to a marriage Ad!

So Humorous, just laugh! Killer English. 😀😀 This is an actual letter received by the newspaper “Times of India” in response to a `Marriage Proposal’ advertisement: Quote, “Madam, I am one young gentleman living only with myself in Patna. I am seeing your advertisement for marriage purpose in the daily newspaper. So I decide to…

Being Cool……. In Lighter Vein!

It is a very good quality to remain cool at all times and only a few of us can actually master this technique. However, my study of the present day generation (no offence meant…) made me think of some new definitions/connotations of being cool. We often hear youngsters saying, ” Chill it Man”. That is…

Pics, Part 1 Visit Chhatbir Zoo (Chandigarh, India) 2017!

A majestic Tiger walk. Bum Chums. A Pair and a rejected one (May be too old for the love)! Panthers basking in the Sun! Hippopotamus lazing around in water! A long beak, Positioned for a Kill! A Golden pheasant (Surkhab), Colors in a cage! Love Time! Maintaining the Boss (Picking up Lice)! All the snaps…

Slogans on Indian Trucks and Buses!

Interesting Art! About 30 years ago, I saw one comedy stage play called “Bakra Kishton Pe” (A goat sold in installments, (a famous Pakistani play ) in which the main lead role of Professor Nazami played by ‘Omar Sharif’ (Not the Hollywood legendary actor from Egypt) is having a poem/slogan competition with his neighbor Mirja…

ਫੁਕਰੇ| Fukrey, a Punjabi Slang.

ਫੁਕਰੇ|  Fukrey. The word Fukrey is a Punjabi slang which implies a person who is boastful and shallow. It also implies a person who is good for nothing but shows himself as a great guy and capable of doing big things. The term Fukrey can be applied to both males and females though at times…

Modi’s surgical strike on black money, and after effects!

On 08 Nov 2016, while USA was voting for its President, in India a spectacular event took place. At about 8 PM, Indian Prime Minister Mr Modi came live on TV and addressed the nation. Considering the recent hostilities between India and Pakistan following Indian surgical strike at the terrorist’s camps located in POK, most…

A Mosquito spoils my Diwali!

  Today I was reminded of a very powerful dialogue and song by Bollywood actor Nana Patekar from a 1996 hindi film ‘Yashwant’ and I suddenly realized that how true it is even now. The dialogue runs like this. “Ek Machhar aadmi ko hijda bana deta hai.”  The English translation is; “A Mosquito makes a…

A Free Sim!

  Right since Reliance Jio announced free data and speech services on its 4G network for a trial period of four months, there has been an upheaval in India. Long lines of people were seen in front of Reliance digital stores waiting for their turn for a free mobile sim. At certain places these queues…

Four Months in US, Quantified!

I and my wife have just completed four months stay in USA and are now on the verge of going back to India. An idea struck  to me to quantify the activities that I undertook in the last four months. A little introduction about self, I am an Indian Defense Veteran now running into my…

Never seek help from a Fool and a Loudmouth!

During my childhood my grandfather used to narrate a very interesting story to me which has a good moral, equally applicable today. In good old days, when the road communications and transportation systems in India were almost non existent, the people walked from one place to another. This was more prevalent in the villages as…

Laughter types, some interesting definitions!

Many definitions of types of laughter have been written and are available in the literary domain. However, I wish to cover some other aspects of laughter types and feel that these are quite humorous. Laughter is good for health indeed and also plays a very important part in our day to day life. I think…