Surreal Saturday

This artist apparently had had too much with one painting. He finally lost his head!

Mushroom? Here? Now?

It looked like a piece of thermocol in the far corner of the “10 am flower” patch, or was it plastic? But as I continued to water the plants, I forgot about it – until the gardener came over this evening. And he saw it. before I could say the proverbial ‘Jack Robinson,’ he had…

Chop His Off

Finally it has happened. Someone – and that to a senior judge of the Madras High Court – has said what I have all along – castrate child rapists! I know this is not ever going to be possible in India – not in the foreseeable future anyway  – thanks to its ‘human rights’ and…

The Patiala Peg story

That the Punjabis (read Sikhs) love their drink is no secret. But in the city of Patiala, known for its royally extravagant lifestyle and very tall men, they love it even more. The “Patiala Peg” is famous worldwide but not many know the real reason why it has been so named. The accompanying illustrations will…

Bloom Boom

“10 am flower” or “Morning Blossom” – call it what you want but the Portulaca Grandiflora is one wonder of nature that has fascinated me since I was a kid. It was then that we used to pluck it early in the morning and ‘colour’ our hands and faces and went to one of our…