Monday, February 28, 2011

Small pieces of candles

“It seems that some fault has occurred in the electric wire supplying electricity to our house.” The kid said as he saw other houses in the locality were well lit with the back up power supply.
“Oh! The battery of mobile is discharged. The emergency light will not work as I forget to charge it. There are no candles as need never arise because of power back up system in this society.” The mother said in disappointment.
“Next day of Diwali I collected unburned pieces of candles from our balcony and stored them in my box. I have two small candles. We can use them.” The kid went to fetch them.

I was their guest who was observing this.

Should one store such small things in house as they can be needed any time or they just occupy the good space and are useless most of the time?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Continous honking

Honk! Honk!! Honk!!!
A young guy in the car honked on a congested road of Gurgaon as the middle aged person in the front car was not providing sufficient space for his car to move ahead. The middle aged man was busy in talking on mobile. The young guy disturbed that middle aged man to the utmost extent by honking non stop.

Do you think it is irrational to disturb a person as there can be some important call on the mobile or it is the best way to realise that person his mistake by continuously honking?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Playing cards

“You can come to my house for household chores from tomorrow morning. You have to come at sharp 8am.” An elderly woman instructed her newly appointed maid.
“Do you go to some office, ma’am?” Maid wanted to know the reason. “I work in other houses also. I will not be free at that time”
“Actually at 9am sharp I go to activity centre for playing cards. I never delay it. You can do the work in other houses later on. Don’t forget to come to my house on time.”

The maid couldn’t digest this reason and hence told the residents of whole society.

Do you think that playing cards is a justified reason for asking maid to come on time or no?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Meditation begins …

“Meditation begins as soon as we start taking slow breath so slow that we do not hear our own inhaling and exhaling sound.” A saint said.

Do you think meditation begins by taking slow breath or by closing eyes?

Twelfth floor

I have to go on twelfth floor of a building.

Should I take a lift or go by stairs?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dirty joke

“It is a hell dirty joke!” A guy commented so loud with dismay that his group of friends could hear him. They were all watching a movie in a theatre hall. The scene was that Miss ‘N’ teased her widow grandmother to get married who was insisting her for marriage. Miss ‘N’ was not interested in getting married although she had a decent job and a nice house.

Do you think guys enjoy or dislike dirty jokes?

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I opened the book ‘Dork’ by Sidin Vadukut from my handbag and started reading it from where I left it earlier as the staff member of bank asked me to wait for sometime. Reading one of the hilarious incidences from it, I was in a dilemma to laugh or not?

Should I laugh heartedly in bank or shouldn’t laugh as to maintain the decorum of the bank?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bare torso

“These days even woman are dressed up like man.” On seeing a person with long hair wearing lose white T-shirt and floral printed boardshorts, walking in the park; a kid sitting beside on bench with me couldn’t resist from commenting.
In the second round of walking that person removed white top and was holding it in left hand.
“Oh Sh*t! It is a MAN!” The kid commented again.

When the kid did guess it right, first time or second time? ;-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

In shopping mall!

Yesterday, I was seeing the photographs stored in my computer. I came across a pic which I clicked in a shopping mall on Independence Day. The mall was decorated with tricolour balloons, star, some decorative hangings and a phansi ka phanda (hanged rope).

Do you think this decoration is patriotic or hilarious?

Thursday, February 17, 2011


During my early days of blogging he followed my blog. He is a regular reader of my blog. He encourages with his inspiring comments to write better and good. I want to thank Kavi for sharing my url on his blog as most of the readers visit my blog via his blog.

A few days back I read about him that he can run 35 kilo meters at a stretch.

How many kilo meters can you run at a stretch? OK guys, I ask a simple question. How many meters? ;)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

His advice

“I have started blogging which means writing regularly on internet.” Near about one year back I elatedly told the eldest member of my family.
“On which other people come and leave comments.” He said.
“You write about what?”
“About my minute observations. I am writing in English and not in Hindi. I know my English is not so good but I am giving it a try.”
“Keep writing it will improve.” He advised me.

I recalled this conversation after hearing the news of his death.

This is 225th post, dedicated to his advice.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bottle cap

“In my youth days, I can open a cap of soda or soft drink bottle with my thumb only.” An elderly man told me.
“There is some trick or force is used to do so.” I asked.
“Force only!”

Was he flaunting or serious?

Monday, February 14, 2011


Dear M,
Wherever you are, with who ever you are, I just want to say three words, “Happy Valentine Day!”

Blogger friends, should I write in the end of this message ‘With lots of hugs and kisses’ or just ‘Take care’/ ‘Cheers’?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Toffees in exchange of coins!

“I do not have three rupees change so I am giving you these toffees.” A shopkeeper said to a customer.

“Do you have two rupees change, ma’am?” That shopkeeper asked me when my turn came for billing.
“I have toffees in exchange.” I replied.

Will shopkeeper accept toffees in exchange of coins from me or no?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

When I was six years old .....

“Is it your cat?” Maid’s kid asked me as her mother was busy doing household chores. Today he had fever so came along with her. On seeing a white colored cat with black and white stripped tail he couldn’t resist asking.
“Yes, it is mine. Its name is Bilu.” I told him when I was six years old. “When I call it, I produce poch poch sound to demonstrate, it come near me. It starts rubbing its body against mine to show affection. And when I say shoo and stamp my foot loudly on ground it knows that now I am angry and go away.”
“Is it ladeez or gentz?” He asked.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fusion food

Kaadhi rice is my all time favourite food.” Mr. ‘M’ said.
“Aloo puff with kaadhi is my all time favourite fusion food.” I said.

What is your favourite fusion food?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A better place to blog

“Why don’t you shift to wordpress, Chandrika?” A good friend of mine asked.
“Hmm….Most of my blogger friends are leaving blogspot and joining wordpress.” I said.

Which is the better place to blog; wordpress or blogspot?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Season of marriages and functions

“Last two months were the season of marriages and functions so I ate non-veg dishes and drink a lot. From past a few days, I had a light pain in my heart. I had a thorough check up; it was a great relief to find out that I had no heart problem. The doctor advised me to eat light food as it might be a gastric problem. You know, I am Punjabi and we love to eat spicy and fried food. In boiled dal (pulses) we add half kilogram of desi ghee to make it delicious. I told my doc that even my dog didn't relish porridge and hotchpotch. It would sniff and leave.” A young guy narrated his story to me.

Do you have control on your eating habits in season of marriages and functions or no?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

An unforgettable experience!

“How was your trip to Goa?” I asked the kid.
“It was so so as I was not feeling well and had vomiting sensation most of the time during journey in semi hilly area.”
“Mine was an unforgettable experience!” I said. “What did you like most in Goa?”
“When the waves hit me from behind, I fell in water and when I swim, they pushed me further. This was an unforgettable experience. I liked the Vagator Beach the most. Which beach you liked?”
“The beaches, I liked so so. But I liked the country side very much especially the lake near airport which was flooded with white lotus. I am really proud that lotus is our National flower.”

Have you ever seen so many lotuses at one place or no?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

No coconut water!

On most of the beaches in Goa, there were waves in oceans, sand, bars & restaurants and coconut trees with numerous fruits of all sizes.

Surprisingly no shops were selling coconut water on beaches. But on every selling point there were varieties of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Mineral water in different brand names were also available.

Do you think this is commercialisation of beaches or to preserve the beauty of beaches coconuts are not sold as coconut took time in biodegradation?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

It stinks!

“I am having vomiting sensation.” The kid told me.
I immediately stopped the car. “Let’s have a short walk to harbour of Mandavi River which is near.”
“Fine.” He said while stepping out of the car.
We crossed the road and entered a fish market closed to harbour.
“It stinks. I can’t bear it.” The kid who is eggetarian reacted.
“You have to cope with it.” I told.
“No, I can’t.”
“Put your handkerchief on your nose.” I suggested.
He took fast paces to fish market and harbour and declared “I am alright. I have no more vomiting sensation. Let’s move out of this place.”

His vomiting sensation evaporated because of short walk to harbour or because of foul smell of fish market?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Close your eyes

Location : Vagator Beach, Goa

“I forget the towel in the hotel. Now how will I change my clothes in front of so many people? I am not like these foreigners who change their clothes on beach without a towel. We have to go back to hotel to fetch my towel.” A kid narrated this problem to me.
“There is one more option.” I said.
“Whats that?” He enquired excitedly.
“We can ask everyone on the beach to close their eyes while you change your clothes.”

Will the child be irritated or amused with this dialogue of mine?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2000 $ Prize!

Location : Parking area of Baga Beach, Goa

“You win second prize of 2000 $! You are a lucky lady!! There are so many people who try their luck daily but only a few get this prize. I, myself has seen this prize for the first time. Earlier I have just heard about it. You have to just come with me to my resort which is two minutes distance from here. You have to meet the staff and they will hand over you the prize money.” A young guy told me as on scratching the card given by him showed second prize of 2000 $ out of four other prizes printed on that card.
“Hmmm.” I said.
“I will get Rs. 500 if you will visit our resort.”

Should I go to that resort and collect the prize money or should I forget about that as it can be a fraud?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Goan Food

In lunch, I ordered Goan food veg balchao, pea rice and curd. Before serving the meal, the waiter of Goan resturant placed the bill on the table.

Do you think the waiter was sleeping even at lunch time or one has to pay the bill before Goan food is served?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Washing face with mineral water

The kid vomited in the vehicle. The semi liquid splashed on the windowpane, handles, under the seat on foot mats. It was everywhere. Sigh! I took him out of the vehicle as we parked a car in a side lane of a highway. Earlier the kid told me that he was about to vomit but on a highway the car was in full speed that too on right side and it took time to stop it on the left side. The kid couldn’t wait and vomit.

As in the car there was only mineral water for drinking which in case of need I gave to the kid for cleaning his mouth and face. He washed and wiped it with tissue papers.
As he throw the last tissue paper he said, “Washing face with mineral water was an awesome experience!”

Should I scold the child for vomiting it the car and not telling me before hand or should I smile on his cheerful innocence?