Thursday, November 27, 2008

Defining economics....

Economy is what you practise when you don't practise your practice well.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wit is a little too in.....

I don't know since when did this start, since when the conversations around me stopped communicating things and became desperate attempts to come up with a joke or a witty punch immaterial of the triteness or staleness of just has to be said....because being humorous is "in" these days.

It's not that they are completely useless, they do generate laughters and smiles at times but then since all the people are preoccupied with their joke hunts, the conversations become a series of sitcommish jokes (which are not always laughable even in the sitcoms) which seem to be rather unbearable at times.

I often get reminded of a quote that I read somewhere-

"Humor in life is like salt in food, without it life's tasteless, but a little excess of it spoils the taste completely."

Monday, November 24, 2008

Positive attitude....

Thought for the day-

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth your effort."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


There are things that you find extremely hilarious when said in some particular group at particular time while the same thing when told to someone else might sound as trite as a thing possibly can. Same might be the case with the following conversation on lipstick when we were on our walk to Laxmi.

Tiku as she so often does (quotes her brother verbatim) said that her brother had related to her his observation, "Punjabi bandiyon ka lipstick mein bharpoor vishwas hota hai." All unanimously agreed with it and added that the lipstick is so important that if a newly wed Punjabi girl returns to her parents' home without having applied lipstick to a certain level of saturation, her mother or aunt or an elder sister or some such figure asks her,"Beti! Woh tujhe theek se toh rakh rahe hain na."
At this Mickoo commented that it's the Punjabi girls only who can carry that because if we apply lipstick like that, we will resemble langurs beyond any doubt.
At this Misra started, "Waise bhi humari side lipstick ka jyada prachlan nahi hai."

And stinky added icing to the cake,"Hota toh tum lagate na Misra?"

Another weekend walk to Laxmi....

This idea for going to Laxmi (A South Indian Restaurant) followed by desserts at evergreen sweets or coffee at tea shop has become the routine for every weekend when we don't have anything in particular to do. This is what we ended up doing the last weekend. And it was fun...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Need we ask anyone....

And what is good, Phædrus,
And what is not good...
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?