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First Anniversary

Posted on June 18, 2011

On 16 June, 2011 I completed a year. In Chennai. A year. 365 days. 262 Working days. A year ago, 14 of us landed in Chennai. 7 of us remain. One of them is me. I still remember the day when we gave our choices for a job location. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore. I had chosen. I remember the moment when the allotments were announced. Chennai. God had chosen. 17 people were slated to leave for Chennai. Some were flustered. Some broke down(not kidding). I was unperturbed. Jaipur was getting on  my nerves with its heat and paying 3800 bucks for a shared room was getting on my wallet. I wanted a way out, even if it meant landing in Chennai. Mom was concerned though.…

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Khali Fokat #1

Posted on June 8, 2011

Photoshop is addictive. Last night I had a lot of work to finish. I didn’t. I blame Photoshop. And our Prime Minister. Manmohan is a louly name. So is our Prime Minister. Calm, composed and well, calm and composed. But what if we had a more sinister Prime Minister? Like, Dr. MacMohan Singh? “Reporter: Sir, KITNA INAAM RAKHA HAI KANIMOZHI PE? Dr. MacMohan: POORE PACHAAS HAZAAAR!”   Or if he was a bit musical. Like Dr. Madan Mohan Singh.     Or if he was very musical. Like Dr. Mann Mohan Singh   You get the drift. Disclaimers: 1. Due apologies to the owners of these pics, whoever and wherever you are. If you want this blog post pulled down, just let me know.…

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Protesting bananas stop several trains

Posted on June 7, 2011

Early this morning, thousands of bananas worldwide staged a one-of-a-kind protest, to protect and restore their dignity. To the discomfort of many, several bananas gathered on railway tracks in India, paralyzing services in a lot of places. The Bananas were protesting against injustice meted to them by software companies and people in general. ‘This is a fight for our identity, our dignity and position in the fruit world’, an angry banana told reporters. (Thousands of Bananas staged a walkout in the Parliament today | via. here) In a letter to the World Food Council, the Go! Bananas association have underlined their grievances. There is a popular sentiment in the fruit world that since times immemorial, bananas have been denied of any fame or recognition.…

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