HUMOUR-SATIRE

ONLY IN PAKISTAN: DONALD TRUMP WAS BORN IN PAKISTAN!

The article’s Hindi version appeared on iChowk. Did you hear it? Did you laugh? After all, this is laughable that America’s next President Donald Trump was born in Pakistan. That Donald Trump who has shown a clear tilt towards India (and has crticised Pakistan severely)! That Donald Trump whose victory has made Pakistan quite uncomfortable! Neo News, a Pakistani broadcaster, ...

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HAD NEVER SEEN SOCIAL PARITY IN INDIA LIKE THIS!

I had never seen social parity at this level, here in India, before this current phase that is undoing many historical stereotypes. Being a media professional, I was aware of it since the moment it began, but it is only today that I got the first hand experience. But before that, let’s be clear about it – that social parity ...

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YADAVS’ FIRST FAMILY: A CARTOONIST’S DELIGHT :)

Well, that is exactly what has happened with recent events – developments, statements and even silence – everything gives an interesting sense of déjà vu. Everything has happened as it was thought to be – but with loads of moments that are pure delight for any cartoonist with an eye for political humour and satire. We can say, PAL MEIN ...

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WHY COUNTRIES ARE DUCKING CHINA ON DONKEY EXPORT?

The article’s Hindi version appeared on iChowk. It has become global headlines these days that how some African countries have stopped donkey export to China altogether while some others have put stiff regulations on it. Do you know the donkey population of India? I am sure that apart from few concerned experts, no one would be aware of it (and ...

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TENDER FOR A TURBAN (OR TWO): IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA!

I came across a social media post today. Later, someone forwarded it on my WhatsApp ID. It was a perfect example of how labyrinthine Indian bureaucracy is – that how tortuous its ways are – that how obsolete it’s functioning is – still! It was a newspaper cutting of an advertisement by the General Administration Department of the Himachal Pradesh ...

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WHY HAD TIM COOK COME TO INDIA?

We cannot take that something drove Tim Cook and he took an Indian sojourn just for that. We cannot say but he is certainly not in the kind of circumstances (and his Indian itinerary suggests this as well), that he would be forced (by his inner call) to look for spiritual solace of Orientalism – like his company’s defining soul, ...

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WHY TWO STATE GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED? WHY MORE IS UPCOMING?

Simply, because it has been the political culture in India. Congress was always notorious for dismissing/sacking elected governments in states and the party has exercised/exploited this option innumerable times during its long reign in India – some 55 years of India’s 68 independent years. And like the Congress party is complaining now – is crying now – all those parties ...

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SOME ‘THOUGHTFUL EJACULATIONS’ ON GEC PROGRAMMING :)

Obviously in the Indian context! Is there any limit to the shit being run on GEC TV channels? Has story-writing become dead as an art for storywriters/screenwriters/dialogue-writers writing for television? Either the screenwriters of these ‘wisdom-operas’ are so brave that they can write the same stuff again and again – without getting bored and bottlenecked – for same television serial ...

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WORLD PEACE: FESTIVE..CULTURED.. (AND SHOWERED)!

World Peace begins to percolate: the much hyped, the much controversial, and so the much newsy World Culture Festival began this evening. As expected, massive traffic jams adorned Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ roads. Areas around the ‪‎World Culture Festival event venue, the Yamuna riverbed, and areas lying on or connected through the main arterial roads that in turn connect south and east ...

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FALLING IN LOVE – ITS NOT FOR YOU, IF.. :)

Folks if you don’t have come across a Dalmia Cement bag – if you have not jogged on the roads made by Dalmia cement – or if you have not crossed a flyover built from Dalmia Cement – you don’t stand any chance to fall in love (or succeed in love). This is the wisdom that starts floating (flowing) after ...

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