Category archives for: Humour

Talented chicken can teach us a lot

By Melvin Durai If you’ve been on the Internet a lot lately, you’re probably familiar with Jokgu the chicken. Jokgu is a musician and as close to being a celebrity as a chicken can get. Jokgu is the Taylor Swift of chickens, except that Jokgu does not sing about ex-boyfriends. Jokgu’s talent isn’t in singing […]

A cheap cellphone makes life easier

By Melvin Durai My 12-year-old daughter, Divya, had been asking me for a cellphone for a couple of years and I finally decided to buy her one, not because I thought she absolutely needed one, but because I was tired of her borrowing mine. “Daddy, can I use your phone for just a minute?” she […]

Man Kaur inspires us to run

By Melvin Durai Most people dream of retiring in their sixties and taking it easy. Some of them might want to keep working, but by the time they reach their seventies, they’re ready to relax, drink tea and reminisce about the good old days. Ask them if they’d like to do any running and they […]

मोदी – अभियानों के ‘साईड इफ़ेक्ट’

संतराम बजाज भारत के प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी न जाने कहाँ कहाँ से नई नई स्कीमें ढूंढ के लाते हैं ? इस में  कोई संदेह नहीं है कि वे भारतवासियों का भला चाहते हैं, परन्तु उन स्कीमों के side effects क्या हो सकते हैं, उन की ओर उनका ध्यान नहीं गया शायद| भले ही […]

मतलबी हो जा ज़रा, मतलबी

संतराम बजाज कल एक फ़िल्मी गाने के बोल, “मतलबी हो जा ज़रा, मतलबी”, कानों में पड़े और मैं सोचों के समुन्द्र में गोते लगाने लगा| यह गाना किस के लिए लिखा है?  हम पहले से मतलबी नहीं हैं कि इन्हें हमें बताने की आवश्यकता पड़ रही है कि हम मतलबी बन जाएँ| यह गाना ,भारतीय […]

Don’t count your Oscars before they’re secured

By Melvin Durai If you happened to watch the Academy Awards or “Oscars” this year, you were probably left shaking your head, wondering how something simple could be messed up so badly. But enough about Priyanka Chopra’s dress. What really got screwed up was the final award of the night – the Oscar for Best […]

हम गधे ही भले !

संतराम बजाज   कुछ समय पहले बॉलीवुड के महानायक ‘बिग बी’ अर्थात अमिताभ बच्चन ने गुजरात सरकार के विज्ञापनों द्वारा हमें मशहूर करने की कोशिश की थी| हालांकि वे कुछ VIP गधों के बारे में था, जो आम जगहों पर नहीं पाये जाते, इसलिए हमारे जैसे आम गधों को  कोई भी घास डालने नहीं आया| […]

How to survive a Trump presidency

By Melvin Durai On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. If you are one of the 63 million Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton, you are probably wondering how you will possibly survive the next four years. It won’t be easy, but here […]

ऊई अम्मा ! ऊई अम्मा!!     

संत राम बजाज “मैडम, तामिल नाडू से अर्जेंट कॉल है”, सोनिया गांधी के सेक्रेटरी ने ख़बर दी| “किस का है?” “जी, वह अपना नाम शशीकला बताती है|” “अरे, कहीं वह जयललिता  की छोटी बहन तो नहीं ?”, सोनिया जी बोलीं| “ जी, बहन तो नहीं है, लेकिन उस की गद्दी सम्भालने के लिये हाथ पाँव […]

Alternative Facts – something we all could use

By Melvin Durai Donald Trump wasn’t happy when the media showed photographic evidence that his presidential inauguration attracted far fewer people than Barack Obama’s inauguration eight years ago. Trump is all about size – it’s important for him to be bigger than other people, whether it’s bigger bank account, bigger hands, and, of course, bigger […]

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