Monthly Archives: October 2008

Thackeray Behind Bars !!!!!!

The MNS is an organization that has gone bonkers! ( that is if it was not off its rocker right from the start !) How else can we explain the fact that they decided to hinder students who had come to give an exam. Yes of course the students were North Indian and the exam would lead to them getting jobs in Maharashtra but what is wrong with that. Are we not living in a free society. Raj Thackeray certainly does not think so.!

It is good that he was arrested… this might drive some sense into his head.( Though I have my doubts !)

Following are the offences he has been booked for:

Section 353: Assault or criminal force to deter public servants from discharging their duties

Section 153: Rioting

Sec 336: Endangering life or personal safety of others

Section 425: Mischief

Section 427: Mischief causing damage

I personally think the crime of just being plain stupid should be added to the list ! How can a leader of the people be so asinine in his views?

MNS spokesperson Shirish Parkar reacted strongly to Thackeray’s arrest

and said, “There was no substance in allegations against Raj Thackeray. The state government was acting at the behest of Centre”.

Well all I can say is that its good that the centre and the state have woken up to the dangers of having Thakeray out in public. He is virtually an unexploded cannon waiting to go off. We should ban the MNS. Laloo Prasad showed rare sense of judgment when he called the MNS a terrorist organization.

Thakeray has been sent to judicial custody till November 4. We Indians should feel safe as long he is off the streets.

The White Tiger Roars

And the the Winner is !



Young Indian writer Aravind Adiga sailed beyond the Sea of Poppies and won the Man Booker Prize 2008 for his novel, The White Tiger. He gets to take home a check for $87,000 . Boy who says writing does not pay!












The US House of Representatives has voted in favour of a $700bn bail out plan aimed at rescuing the US financial system. Ok. That’s good news … right? … Please tell me its good news… It has to be good news… We can’t have all bad news all the time!

          Now if you are wondering how you can qualify to get your cut of this $700bn JUST FORGET IT!!!


          The money is for Banks (whom I know you all love Of course!) 

These banks are in are in deep trouble. These banks are peopled by highly intelligent people. Since these people are so intelligent they are in a mess!


          At some point in the past these banks invested heavily in the US mortgage market (They seriously did … I am not making this up!)

Later the big event happened!


          The housing bubble went PHUT!


          What this means is that the more optimistic bankers can hope to recover a few cents. The rest can contemplate suicide.

Most banks do not know how much they will recover on these bad loans.

In walks Santa Clause (read: US House of Representatives). He is going to buy the bad debts off the books of the banks. So the Bad banks … er… I mean bad debts will become reformed … and there will be more credit in the market (with which banks will immediately go and invest in the US mortgage market!)


          US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson wants to use the money to buy up many of the dubious mortgage investments. He is VERY clear as to why he wants to do this… its just that he has not been able to explain to anyone else his reasons for doing so  !


          In return, US taxpayers will gain a non-voting stake in the banks they rescue. So if the banks recover, taxpayers may make a profit. Taxpayers always get a fair deal!


          The Government will try to buy the mortgage securities in such a way as to be able to protect those people who are facing foreclosure. So you can come out from under your bed or wherever you are hiding in fear of the foreclosure people. Uncle Sam will make good!

All very simple … the only thing i can not understand is how do these banks do it? If i go bankrupt i will be on the roads… but when these banks almost go bankrupt the Government gives it $700bn.

           Some people have all the luck in the world!



Why Blog At All ???

I realised that i wanted to blog when two eggs blew up in a microwave oven!

Er ..  bit of an explaination is needed i guess!

Well here goes!

We in  5 A Jains Antariksha Building in Kodambakkam decided that we  had had enough of Dravidian Food and that we needed to revolt. We decided to cook.

Now we are handicapped by the fact that our combined culinary skills can fit into a chickpea shell and leave enough room for a pea as well!

One of the first things that we decided to do was to boil an egg.

I distinctly remember that i did not have the slightest urge to boil eggs. I maintain to this day that i was tricked into boiling the egg by my friends ( for want of a better word!)

One moment i am holding a packet of ready to cook meal ( drooling away at the prospects of getting on the outside of a Cholay meal ) and the next i am holding two eggs!

Now it is only fair that i mention that i was warned about the consequences of boiling eggs in the Microwave.

One pranav ( Smartass) dixit told me to take cover before the eggs explode.

Divya, slightly, constructive suggested the wisdom of just boiling the water and then immersing the eggs in the water. I am yet to figure out how the eggs were to become boiled. Would eggs boil if i just stared at the ( i doubt it. Eggs are notoriously thick skinned ( read shelled).

All wisdom, however, comes from actual experimentation. So i scoffed at the warnings and plonk the eggs in a bowl of water and then consign them to the torrid interiors of the Microwave.

For a good five minutes nothing happend and i was just begining to smirk at the ignorance of my friends. then ..

Bhadaaaas !

Two nano seconds after the eggs explode pranav starts on a most irritating litany of ” I told you so !” ” I told you so !” . There was a strong urge on my part to ask him to shut up. It is however inadvisable to tell people to shut up – especially when you have blown up a couple of eggs in their spanking new Microwave. So i shut up.

Then followed an hour of messy business with water and a mom. We will draw a veil over the whole business. Suffice it to say that the kitchen smells like a  poultry farm that has been through a hurricane. 

Immediatly it occured to me that i needed to let other people know about the Case Of The Exploding Eggs!

And thus this Blog .

Read and be warned. Do whatever daring thing you may but NEVER BOIL EGGS IN A MICROWAVE!

Now excuse me i need to use a room freshener. It may be all in my mind but i distinctly smell eggs in the air !