Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Heat Is On

Sher Khan was extremely grumpy for want of sleep As his cave’s AC conked off, just as he reached the 34th sheep The sleep that counting sheep gave him was anyways never deep But then, such luxuries seldom came cheap … Continue reading

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The Healthy Lunch

“I refuse to accept this as a valid vegetable,” cried out Kiara while looking at her lunch plate which her mother had placed in front of her. “What do you mean?” asked her mother Anisha indignantly, “I would have you … Continue reading

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Nallasoppara Dekho Sayonara Part 3 (The Conclusion, since Bahubali: The Conclusion is releasing today)

So, Stoppgappi asked Ravan, “Who is this wizard who is helping the Japanese?” Ravan replied in a grave tone, “That wizard is Starttgappi…your father!” If Gappi had raved and ranted on this revelation, Diana would not have been concerned about … Continue reading

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Nallasopara Dekho Sayonara Part 2 (In which Gappi unearths some ‘gadhe murdeys’

“O Wizard,” boomed Ravan’s voice loudly, “I need your help.” Gappi was astonished, flabbergasted, flummoxed, speechless, gapped…I mean, zapped! But he somehow gathered a little bit of courage and said, “Greetings O Demon King. Before I attempt to respond to … Continue reading

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Nallasopara Dekho Sayonara Part 1 (In which Gappi & Diana travel to the Nasty North)

“I have three questions for you Diana,” said Gappi in a grave tone. “What Stoppu Baba?” asked Gappi’s bai Diana, in her usual meek manner (belying the fact that she was actually a Daayan, and could, if she wanted, not … Continue reading

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The Grand Opening

Sharda and her daughters were really excited. After all, their resort was finally reopening after being shut for almost 3 months (87 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes, to be precise, but who was counting!). Another two hours, Sharda thought, and … Continue reading

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The rain in Spain Part II (In which Stoppgappi & Diana move mountains…literally!)

The Air India flight to Madrid was uneventful. Just the usual minor hiccups that I am sure all Flight Stewards are trained from their cribs to handle. The toilets clogged up within 10 minutes of take-off, since wizards haven’t really … Continue reading

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The rain in Spain Part I (In which Stoppgappi has a cute little visitor…chhhooooo chhhweeeet!)

Now, don’t get too excited, this story is not set in Spain. I have never been there, so how on earth do you expect me to write about it. But I HAVE been to Mount Crescent, where my childhood friend … Continue reading

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The house sparrow

“Awwweeee, she’s so cute”, tweeted my daughter Chikki, gazing over the little girl running behind her dad on the jogging track of our building. I looked up for a second from my morning feed of whole grains, looked at the little pest and her … Continue reading

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The plan

One quote has always stuck in my mind from my MBA days. It was the introductory quote to a chapter on Planning in Kotler’s Marketing textbook, which, for us novices, was all the holy books rolled into one, and then … Continue reading

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