The funny side of MixedBag in 2006

Well, I really need a couple of days off. Or twenty. Don’t really feel like doing one of those serious “Year in review” posts right now, so here’s a compilation of some of my funny, weird and/or tragicomic posts from 2006:


Post: What Dilli Haat would think of what I think of Dilli Haat if Dilli Haat could think

Bangalore Divides Them
– Funny Pic Meme – One, Two
Lifebuoy se nahao, nahih to shamshan jao

Overheard in Jaipur:
“I want to hold in me the heat of my combustion” – Vivek Narayanan, poet
“Children today are losing culture.” – several anonymous socialites, over two days.
“He’s like Jeeves.” – Jai Arjun Singh about Banwari, our ultra-efficient driver, pride of Jaipur.
“Men are a minority & humble around you” – a young lady man in the audience to Shobhaa De

Hair Raising Issues:

On my longish hair, which didn’t last long:
Dad: “The Einstein look went out of fashion long ago.”
Uncle: “You hair looks like that of Aishwarya Rai’s ex-boyfriend. That Oberoi chap.”
Sister: “I’ll talk to you only after you get a haircut.” Then looking at the grin on my face: ” No, wait! Just go get a haircut, man.”

Foot in mouth during cricket shows
“Mandira, it’s great to have you back on the show. I know they didn’t bring you in for the last few series but its great to have you back.” – Charu Sharma

At Home with Zero (Sept 16 2006)
While walking to the gig, we overheard one chap suggest that the gig could be washed out. The other patted his pocket and said “Toh kya hua? Idhar seh bhi pi lenge, aur udhar se bhi.” (We’ll drink from here (booze flask in pocket), and there (sky))

Delhi Floggers Meet
SquirtJet Printers or LeakaLot pens?
More useless fun
Iska Hum Kya Karen?
“Ducks are female” says Aishwarya
Quotable Quote from the World Cup
Movie Review: The Scream of the Ants by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Roz and the Schnoz (Frasier) and now accepting puns on my name
Hu is the President of China
I’ll be in Bombay later this month, and I intend to take a photograph of a signboard that says “Yahan par khada hona mana hain” (translated: standing here is prohibited).

Also, do read Jai’s year-end compilation of amusing comments on his blog. Aishwarya should probably do the same.

Hope you have an eventful and happy 2007. Have fun. 🙂

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Iska Hum Kya Karen?

Yeh bacchi Kurukeshtra se aayi hain. Haan ji, yeh itni door, Kurukshetra se aayi hain…Ab iska hum kya karen?” – Someone (probably a cop) with a very strong Jat accent, on the PA system at the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. I was driving past.

(Translated: This little girl has come from Kurukshetra. Yes, from as far as Kurukshetra. Now what do we do with her?)

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What Dilli Haat would think of what I think of Dilli Haat if Dilli Haat could think

Dilli Haat:- Bad food, open spaces, hang out, timepass, fruit beer (apple conc with soda), Maharashtrian hakka noodles, Manipuri pav bhaji, overpriced junk handicrafts.

What Dilli Haat would think of what I think of Dilli Haat if Dilli Haat could think (try saying that really fast):


Come to think of it, I would probably be better off buying a phone with a higher res camera than my Nokia 3230 with no flash and just 1.2mpx.

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Who thinks up these things anyway?

From the Delhi Book Fair (had gone on three days, once with Jai and Aishwarya)

Umm…not what immediately comes to mind.

I’m not sure if I clicked this one for the title related to chocolate sex or a name like Marsha Mellow

Go figure

The photo isn’t clear: it’s called “The autobiography of an ex-coloured man.” Black or white?

No comments, really.

“Finding a girl in America” :S

Aishwarya: what was his next book called?

A directory of Alcoholics Anonymous members? 😛


“My Darling My Hamburger?” Anyone heard of My Beloved, My Vada Pav?


And from Darya Ganj (a couple of weeks before that)

Judgement Day?

Since you asked for it 🙂

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Funny Pic Meme

Me, me, was tagged by the Smitten Kitten, and I have to post a funny pic of myself. But it’s not as funny as the pic of her dancing. :))

A year ago, I was at a get-together at Deepan &Priya’s place and had brought along my digicam (which is working erratically now) to show to Harneet. He told me about a concept of an “Anti-portrait”, and hence the attempt at a devilish, evil grin. Okay, not exactly an anti-portrait for those of you who bear the brunt of my jokes/pranks, but I do look silly in the above pic…which, thankfully, is blurred and dark, despite Harneet’s mastery over photography. Now it’s your turn:

I hereby tag – Aishwarya, Adi, Jay, Shyam, Ken , Shreya, Acrosticbard, Harneet and YOU if you’re reading this. (double tag, if you’re already in the list; triple if you read it again – Mwhahahaha)

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Paskistan? What’s next – Undia? Lazy, lazy

This is ridiculous – One agency (UPI) carries a report with a typo, calling Pakistan, “Paskistan”. And then it spreads:

Starts from here – UPI.
Then: The Washington Times, The Daily India, Political Gateway, Monsters and Critics, North Korea Times

You do a google search for Paskistan, and… this

It’s understandable for a random website to make a mistake, but for online publications to make such stupid, lazy mistakes, of just copy-pasting a UPI report, is ridiculous.

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In Case of Emergency

I don’t usually post forwards, but one that I got today looks useful, so I’ll summarise it for you:

What to do: Save your emergency contacts as ICE1, ICE2, ICE3… on your mobile phone. ICE standing for “In Case of Emergency”
Why: It has been found that in case of accidents, paramedics often cannot identify whom to call from the contact list on the victims mobile phone. If the ICE campaign catches on, it can help.

Good idea – useful and simple. I’ve already done it and suggest that you do too. Might not work in India, but who knows…Also, spread this around. It could help someone.

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