Category Archives: Humor

And what is funny Phaedrus, and what is not funny — need we ask anyone to tell us these things?

Instant Water Heater

Here is how an engineer would replace an instant water heater. Continue reading

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Sad Movies

Why is it that we like sad movies, but don’t like to be sad? Continue reading

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Draw Seven Perpendicular Red Lines Using Transparent Green Ink

When it comes to business development, branding, you have to look for discontinuities, think outside the box, and not be constrained by conventionality, geometry etc. This short YouTube video will help. Continue reading

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How to Act Young

Practical advice on staying young. Or faking it. Continue reading

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Internal and External Successes

This an addendum to this series, I want to say a few more words about success in life. If you cannot quite achieve it, what do you do? Cheat like crazy! Continue reading

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Key to Marital Bliss

Here is a short story about how a cowboy found the key to marital bliss. Continue reading

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Replace Halogen with LED

On how I decided to go green. And why I needed antibiotics. And what the Hindi word nasook means. Continue reading

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Retirement — a Wife’s View

Work and life, retirement and eulogy — through allegories. Continue reading

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Chinese Names

Here are some Chinese names and their translations. Just for laughs… :-) Continue reading

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Deferred Satisfaction

In a world gone hedonistic on us, is it wise to defer your satisfaction? What is the difference between pleasure and happiness? Continue reading

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Languages

Strange facts about the languages we speak. Continue reading

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Am I Pretentious?

Why wouldn’t anybody want to read this blog? Continue reading

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Art of Corporate War

Exploring the rules and nature of the corporate game that a vast majority of us play on a daily basis. Continue reading

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Another Pen Story of Tough Love

Another pen, another story about the tightrope act called parenting. Continue reading

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Ridiculous, Annoying and Embarrassing

When our kids turn 13, we turn ridiculous. How do we handle it? Continue reading

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Speak Your Language

A small anecdote to illustrate why one should stick to one’s language when arguing. Continue reading

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Everything and Nothing

If somebody asks you what you are, here is one way to answer. Continue reading

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Accents

Poems and chicken — filtered through foreign accents Continue reading

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Belle Piece

What do you do when you find yourself a sort of captive audience next to your big boss for a couple of minutes? Be careful about the comments you make as smalltalk!

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English as the Official Language of Europe

Another gem from my email archives…

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