… is fifty rupees, if you go by Magesh’s experience. He was in his ancestral place – Mayiladuthurai – a couple of days ago, and was at a Sify I-way checking his email. Along comes a boy, and asks the person in charge of the center for a "Yahoo Messenger CD." "Fifty rupees, and I […]
When we were in school, and later when we were in college, a genre of humour, heavily dependent on puns, homophones, and lateral thinking, flourished. These were the ‘kadi’ (tamil for bite) jokes. A few of us were accomplished masters, while everyone took a stab at it. At its peak, all popular magazines ran ‘kadi’ […]
As I ascended the stairs, I heard the following bit of dialogue, accompanied by a dramatic flourish of background music: Young (?) female voice: Why mother, you have invited the murderer who killed your husband into your house and are giving him food. Are you not ashamed of yourself? And then, after a pause, tha […]
Saravana Stores, best known for their cut-price shops offering great deals on everything from televisions to tumblers, seem to have found themselves a cut-price copywriter. Their ad in Saturday’s Hindu promised “eye catchy” designs!
If you repeatedly hit someone with a horse’s tail, they’ll die. Apparently a microbiologist in Mumbai was married to a man against her wishes. She then got herself a horsetail whip and kept hitting her husband with it playfully. After some time, he died. The sleuths in Mumbai’s answer to CSI somehow found this out […]
Vidya and I were dallying in Apple Dapple in Besant Nagar, when we came across a copy of Mayajaal Times. The movie schedules carried a one-line description of each movie. Here is the movie description for Kanaa Kanden. Excuse the horrible image – the scanner is on the blink and I had to use my […]
It had to happen sooner or later, what with all the guys discreetly buying Fair and Lovely! Emami has launched Fair and Handsome, a men’s fairness cream. Whatever happened to tall, dark and handsome? On another note, a hostelmate of mine used to freshen up and apply make up before he went to sleep. He […]
Tamil television channels have realised that major Hollywood hits dubbed in Tamil are a big draw – both Vijay TV and Sun TV offer them up at least once a week. A friend of a friend, on being asked by his boss whether he wanted to go watch an English movie: “No sir. I understood […]