A politician prepares : Pep talk

Gentlemen, today, is the most important day in some of your lives. Why only some? We’ll get to that later… Shut up Peter…Today you stop being humans, and become Politicians. Before you set forth on your long journey, let me walk you through the cardinal rules once again… The importance of timing If you win…

On colloquialism

An Indian kid brought up on a strict diet of Queen’s English with a dollop of RK Narayan and a spot of Ruskin Bond, will be forgiven, if, after hearing “Don’t blame ma ass for gettin’ your ass banged up in the joint” he/she believes the conversation was being carried out by poorly educated non-native…

Old is the new ‘New’

Used to be that bringing home-cooked meal to work  was social anathema. A sure fire way to make yourself a social pariah. So unless that is what you were going for in the first place, you ate in the canteen, or the local café next to your workplace, ordering whatever is ‘happening’ in the menu,…