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A chronicle of festive fervency

Originally posted on My Proliferating Thoughts:
I had been sitting behind the steering wheel of my car, head resting on my hand, the front two windows open, since the last 10 minutes. The air around me was thick with excitement…

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Pimps, Preachers and Politicians

Originally posted on Mulos Blog:
Growing up in a highly conservative and religious Zambia, you get to see the reverence we place upon our preachers and politicians. Fortunately pimps are not that common in Zambia, but they fall under the…

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Those brats in the neighborhood!!!

Kids aged 6-10 are – if I’m not to be unkind – the worst. They’re like those Energizer bunnies from Hell. Limitless appetite for destruction. I ought to know, I’ve been a victim more times than I care to count.

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Politics

Before I begin – let me make one thing very, very crystal clear. I don’t like politics and politicians. Any of them and all of them. Individually, in groups or any other prescribed manner. I’m usually too wrapped up in

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Short Stories 1

Ladies and Gentlemen. Unlike my other blogs, this write-up is going to be slightly different. Like John Grisham, I’ll try my hand today at short stories even though it isn’t my forte. Well, not stories. Actual events that have occurred

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Appearances are deceptive.

I’ve always heard it said that your appearance is the first thing a stranger will judge you by. Its not always true – some people hold their judgement till they know you better. Others take one look and decide in

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Revenge – is a dish best served to the enemy.

I’m a fairly nice person. The catch phrase here being ‘fairly’. I’m human. It is human to dislike others for a reason and my bug-a-boo is people who are miserly even if they’re rolling in riches. When I started my

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An older post from October 2008.   My elder sister works at the State Bank of Pakistan. Cue for craziness. They’re all loony. Brilliant, but loony. So it spells disaster when she decides she wants a car. The first time

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20 Rules in any Office.

1. Rule 1. – The Boss is always right. 2. Rule 2. – If the Boss is wrong, see rule 1. 3. Those who work get more work. Others get pay, perks, and promotions. 4. Ph.D. stands for ‘Pull Him

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Doctors!

I’m a peaceable sort of chappie. I get angry on occasion and have even been known to fight – quite brutally. Like ‘broken bones and dislocated jaws’ brutally. Even then, I am usually the guy who doesn’t let anger blind

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