The Write Way

They say writers need to have a keen sense of observation. That writers need to be hyper-aware of what happens around them, all the time. They are right. Well, almost. You see, you only become hyper-aware of your surroundings once you become a writer. Until then, you only have a…

The Secret Millionaire...

…is probably one of the best shows on Indian satellite TV at the moment. If you haven’t caught it yet, catch it on BBC Entertainment, weekdays at 10PM. The premise is this: You are a millionaire and your ‘mission’ is to find someone/some cause to ‘help’. To do…

Madhubala

Tribute to Madhubala on NDTV Good Times! Brilliant songs! She’s definitely the most beautiful woman to have ever walked this planet!…

The Sense of Entitlement

“Opinions are like a******s; everybody has one & they all stink.” To add to the, (already disgusting) imagery: the ones that are closed harbor a lot more shit than the ones that aren’t.…

Dear Spammers...

…fuck you. No, seriously, fuck you. I have tried to be polite each time you called. I have tried to tell you in non-angry words that your calls are not welcome. I have tried to tell you in a thousand ways that I don’t care how high or low…

The Legacy of Curiosity

Did you know that the family name Joshi finds its roots in the Hindi word ‘Josh’ meaning enthusiasm? Certainly explains all the jumping around I am known to do, eh? I can already heard some of you going ‘WTF?! That cannot be right!’ Guess what, you are correct! The word…

Papa Pavlov & Hindu Weddings

I am convinced that all Hindu weddings are a massive exercise in classical Pavlovian conditioning. Any utterance of the words “Shubh,” “Mangal,” and “Saavdhaan” in any order will automatically cause the akshataa in your hand to be flung in the general direction of the stage/podium where the ceremony is…

Scumbag Brain

Why do all good ideas come to you the moment your head hits the pillow? Over the last few years,  I have had this happen to me on a number of occasions. Just when I think I should call it a day,  the brain starts buzzing with possibilities…

The Perception of Success

“Psychics can make vague predictions and later claim credit for anything that was near the mark. The media tells the story of the fascinating successes and ignores the failures as being not newsworthy. The public gets the impression that psychics can locate dead bodies with regularity. In fact, such cases…