The Making Of A Poem: Part I

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Donut Revenge 1982
by Jean Michel Basquiat
I wrote a poem yesterday. Before inflicting it upon you, I believe it is my duty to explain the story behind it. “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” So said Robert Frost. I have been suffering from all these maladies for the past few days.

I was homesick. I talked to my mom last week. She said when she goes to sleep at night she doesn’t know whether she would be able to get up in the morning or not. That made me extremely sad. The next evening when I called, she was in a baraat, a wedding procession, of a neighbor’s son. “I am sitting in a car. Many others are on foot, dancing to the music.” This made me even more miserable. I missed the band-baja-baraat.

How Stuff Works

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In our day-to-day life, we are surrounded by a variety of gadgets, for example, room heaters, cell phones, computers, washing machines, treadmills, mirrors, tumblers, etc., etc. We rarely use them to their full potential, depriving ourselves of most of the benefits.

There is an immense information gap between the inventors and the consumers. To use such technological marvels with love, respect, and the care that they deserve, all adults who are not senile should at least have rudimentary knowledge about their working.

Also sometimes you end up looking like a fool when you are not able to answer a question posed by an inquisitive 4-year-old member of your family. To help you avoid such awkward and embarrassing situations, I present my dissertation on a few popular gadgets.

Habitat Machine (Courtesy

Faking News Innovative Banner Award

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dear Readers, I am happy to announce that I won Faking News Innovative Banner Award. It was a fair and transparent contest. I did not ask anyone to vote for me, nor did I try to influence any of the judges after submitting my entry, because there weren't any.

I had eliminated all the possibilities of wrongdoing at the inception (not the movie, silly.) The Grist Mill had conducted this contest in keeping with the highest standards of the blogging community. No one knew about the contest because I didn’t tell anyone. Mine was the only entry in the competition and it won hands down.

The pictures that were used to make the banner.

Let's celebrate a circus called The Times of India

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