Monday, June 23, 2008

God is not deaf. Even at night.

Tell that to my neighbours. For some weird reason, they persist in holding these all-night jagrans in the apartment complex.

A pundit with a not-so-pleasant voice leads the congregation (my neighbours and their friends and friends of friends) in singing bhajans praising God in all his divine glory.

They start at around 10 pm and go on till dawn. Which means I either have to drown out the cacophony with the television on at full blast or stuff cotton in my ears.

Unfortunately, neither is a solution because the night festivities are held next to my bedroom window. Plus, the microphone the pundit uses is a particularly effective one.

And why, you wonder, I don't complain. Well, I do grumble in the privacy of my home. But I don't say anything to my neighbours -- we have to maintain good relations, you see.

In Delhi, your average middle-class, well-educated Uncleji is quite capable of deflating car tyres or letting loose a volley of unprintables when the occasion calls for it.

God is not deaf. And for all I know, he sleeps at night too. When will my neighbours realise this?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I am the world's 669,642,941th richest person

It doesn't hurt to know I am in the top 11.16% of rich people in the world. But I wish I didn't have to pay so much income tax.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Will it rain tonight? Ask the stone

The India Meteorological Department has some serious competition.
(Link via Reddit)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Soap bars in hotels are evil and dangerous

Next time you stay in a hotel, don't fuss over the bar of soap in the bathroom. Otherwise, you might end up with hundreds of little soap bars like this woman in a London hotel.

May 2008 Blog Mela

Mudra Mehta blows off steam publicly

Anand Ramachandran sees Lalit Modi grow

AB meets the writer of Kane and Abel

India Uncut is angry that NY Times got American Idol wrong

Great Bong gets Noida police to investigate Julius Caesar's murder

Ideasmith believes in the League of Ex-girlfriends

Twisted DNA thanks readers obsessed with saree below navel

Jabberwock watches some old Japanese movies

Falstaff is in London for the match between Man U and Chelsea

Krish Ashok has an unsolicited proposal for Hotel Saravana Bhavan

That's all for now. The June 2008 Blog Mela returns early next month. But before leaving, do please vote for the best post in the May 2008 Blog Mela.

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Blog Mela Rules
- Posts must have been written by Indians or have an Indian angle
- Only posts published between 1-30 June, 2008 would be accepted
- If possible, please nominate individual posts, not the whole blog
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