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Laugh Out Loud

Maximus Stupidus

Sue Kare Chhe! There comes a time in every writer’s life when the words just don’t flow like they used to, choosing instead, to indulge in constipation of the mind. At times like these, the writer must retire and move to Tajikistan, where he must eke out a living by sculpting celebrity statues out of yak droppings. Unfortunately for you, ...

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Maar dala

Fed up of watching what the Indian TV channels show, Saurabh Datar signs his suicide note. And, mind you, in real life, the dead remain the dead Dear Indian TV Channels, If you’re reading this, I’m already dead. I’m writing this letter to you after much introspection. I’m just a regular 22-year-old who works the whole week, and craves for ...

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Train ka “Suffer”

Prachi Parekh recounts her ‘first time’ and shares a few tips to how to board the local trains in Mumbai 8:40 am – On platform My jaw dropped when I saw the crowd. Nervousness turned into downright fear as I stood among ‘experienced’ women to get into the ladies dabba. Wishing I had not worn a salwar kameez and had ...

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Now playing MUMBAI LOCAL

Taking a train in this city is a dramatic experience, Priyanka Talreja narrates the script Vela ka mela The term ’Vellagiri’ took birth on a railway platform. While you wait and wait and wait for the train to arrive, you can catch a glimpse of vela log without a garb of pretence. Most have their index finger stuck in their ...

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Which Eye Pee Ell character are you?

Enough. This quiz will tell you more than all other newspapers in the world. Combined. What kind of books do you like? A) I no read. I only watch. B) Ah, this space is too less to classify it into categories, isn’t it? Darn it. Oh well, what the heck? C) Anything, darling. Anything and everything. Beauty is in the ...

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Things you never knew about Volcano Eyjafjallajokull

The quiet volcano in Iceland that raised havoc with its ash for publicity Volcano Eyjafjallajokull used to be a quiet volcano on an island called Iceland. It just sat there quietly, not bothering anyone. Despite being located in the north, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull had no intentions of migrating to another location and stealing the job of the local populace. Neither was ...

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With love, we call her Mommmmm!

Prachi Parekh zooms into the quirky habits that convince us that moms are class apart Act 1, Scene 1 You are standing with your mom, who is talking to Leela aunty, at a family gathering: Aunt (to you): How are you, beta? Such a long time? (Mildly sarcastic) You don’t even remember me, na? Mom: Arre, no, no! Just the ...

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