Posts Tagged ‘ Desi ’

The Annual Pilgrimage

December 28, 2012
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The Annual Pilgrimage

Tweet It’s March again and spring is just around the corner. The tickets are only £450 each. “I miss India. Lets just book our December trip now.” She says. “Yes me too. Tickets should be reasonable this far in advance, right?” You reply. Four months pass. Work priorities take over. The tickets and trip...
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A Heartbeat Away From Moving Back To India

May 26, 2012
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A Heartbeat Away From Moving Back To India

Tweet Sometimes I feel like I’m a heartbeat away from moving to India. Maybe it will take one more cell-phone contract or one more explanation of what Namaste means before I run to the airport. Granted, I have moments like these in India too, where I’m one more electricity-being-cut-off-day from attacking the electricity board...
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The Case Of The Exploding Tandoors

February 28, 2010
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Tweet Breaking News: Fans of Chicken Tikka Masala beware. The tandoor in your favorite desi restaurant may not be safe. These ill-maintained tandoors have been blowing up all over Birmingham of late. As if the damage to their digestive system from the super spicy Indian food wasnt bad enough, food patrons now have to...
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Jugaad Zindabad!

July 30, 2009
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Jugaad Zindabad!

Tweet What is Jugaad, did you ask? Well, it is the lifeblood on which India runs. Sample this. A less Jugaadu person might have  tried to get a mechanic, or petrol. But why bother when you have a friend with a strong leg?
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The World This Week – 5 Apr 2009

April 7, 2009
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The World This Week – 5 Apr 2009

Tweet The week began on a jingoist note as the hyper nationalists of Shiv Sena attacked lawyer Anjali Waghmare because she is going to be the lawyer for 11/26 terrorist Kasab. Poor woman is just doing her job – she was appointed by the court as Kasab’s lawyer. On the positive side, now that...
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Mera Bharat Mahan

January 22, 2009
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Tweet I wrote a poem titled  Mera Bharat Mahaan sometime in middle school, and remember submitting it for the school annual magazine. The class teacher pretty much rubbished me,  implying that there was no way i had written the poem myself. (It was that good, apparently!) I don’t recall the exact poem myself, but...
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Its a Small World

December 18, 2008
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Tweet You stupid FOB. Who the hell asked you to come to this country? You dumbasses from India take away from all the hard work we put into getting accepted in this country. You stink. Your India stinks. Akhil kept listening as AJ lashed out at his Indianness. AJ was Indian. Kind of. His...
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The Sikh-th Sense

December 1, 2008
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The Sikh-th Sense

Tweet Ever since 9/11 happened seven years ago, we have seen several hate crimes committed against Sikhs, ostensibly due to the much portrayed image of the Taliban supremo. People have historically committed mistakes in identifying/recognizing people, but what do you do when Sikhs start being called Arabs? Of course, why all Arabs should be...
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Path to Greatness

November 19, 2008
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Path to Greatness

Tweet James Ellroy once said “Anybody who doesn’t know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.” The dichotomy between crime and politics has been often talked about. Once you are a big enough politician/criminal, the lines start diminishing. Nothing you do is wrong. You can kill ten thousand people and nothing...
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Turn of the Tide

November 13, 2008
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Turn of the Tide

Tweet They say a picture is worth a million words. This one was discovered in a discount household store in Newyork. So far we had only seen Indian stores selling stuff with prices printed in rupees. A non desi store selling Tide detergent for Rs 23 was, let’s just say, exciting.
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Kahani Reality TV Ki

November 6, 2008
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Kahani Reality TV Ki

Tweet TV is getting boring. Who really cares about Ekkta KKappoorr and her shitshow? Reality TV is the new Soap Opera. Here’s a list of shows that we would love to watch on our Idiotbox. Return of the Desi This show documents the returning to India of a Wall street couple fresh from a layoff....
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Travelogy – Las Vegas (Part 1)

November 1, 2008
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Travelogy – Las Vegas (Part 1)

Tweet We took a trip three months back recently to a city called Las Vegas. Here’s my little travelogue. Just in case you didn’t know, Las Vegas is a city famous for certain establishments called casinos, where innocent people empty their wallets in the belief that they can actually make money just playing games....
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Mai Tuanu Janda Haan

June 30, 2008
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Mai Tuanu Janda Haan

Tweet For the non punjabis, this phrase means ‘i know you’. Coming from Steve Carell‘s mouth, it doesnt quite sound like punjabi though. In a blink-your-ears-and-miss-it moment from the super fun movie Get Smart, this is precisely what he says to the Indian Giant in the WWE, popularly known as ‘The Great Khali‘. The...
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Take It Easy

November 4, 2007
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Tweet Akhil was confused. He had just been told to take it easy by his fellow Teaching assistant Mike ‘Belly’ Smith, and was not too sure what it was supposed to mean. He had finished his weekly session teaching eighteen year old American kids how to save documents in word, as part of his...
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The Cab Ride

September 23, 2007
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The Cab Ride

Tweet The phone rang…”Your cab’s here sir” “You’re 15 minutes early. Give me 5 minutes and I’ll be there.” Akhil was bristling with excitement. Three weeks. That was how long he was going to be gone. Home. After all of two years. Akhil was a young Indian living the American dream thousands of miles...
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