Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Punctual Pilot

I woke up dazed, dizzy, and disoriented (or disorientated, if you prefer, which, by the way, IS a real word used in Britain for more than 400 years now. It is also used in Harry Potter, so cannot be wrong … Continue reading

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The Maiden Flight

The flight was not very long or tough, as flights go, but it was certainly a very important one, since the passengers were extremely important, and were flying for the first time. They climbed aboard and were all agog with … Continue reading

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Dangerous Distractions

One moment I was standing peacefully, gazing at the gentle groves and placid waters of the village pond, and the very next moment, I was involved in a mad chase. They were after me, and only my racing skills could … Continue reading

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Weighty Matters (In which Hadh Kar Di Aapne makes a special appearance)

The king and his queen had both started putting on weight What else would you expect when you consistently keep on partying till late So one day, they decided to start a competition to lose those extra pounds But now, … Continue reading

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The Morning Date

I knew he must be buttering me for a reason, but it felt so good that I couldn’t care less for his motives. I was feeling fresh like the morning, like I had just been born. “… so evenly tanned … Continue reading

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The Champion of Champions

The Master of Ceremonies looked playfully at the expectant guests, and said, “Any guesses for this year’s winner?” The crowd, for the first time since the establishment of the prestigious awards, had absolutely no doubt as to who the winner … Continue reading

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Song of the Peacock

I am a peacock fat and stout This is my grandpa, suffering from gout When the weather’s boiling, hear him shout Take me to the lawn, you stupid lout  

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The Proposal

She came to me on the morning that I was supposed to leave Florence for Brussels. She kept looking at me for some time, and then said in a quiet voice, “Take me with you, please.” I was horrified at … Continue reading

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Italy’s Best-kept Secret

They’d pulled out all the stops for making me reveal Italy’s greatest secret, but I was holding on… for now! They were experts in torture, there was even a museum dedicated to their secret society. They tortured my friend for … Continue reading

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A Dog called Aperol Spritz!

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and species. Ask Giovanni, and he’ll swear that there is no bigger hero than his best friend, Aperol Spritz, who just happens to be a dog in the eyes of the world. But Giovanni … Continue reading

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