Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Like most people, I thoroughly enjoyed Jon Stewart‘s drawing and quartering of Jim Cramer on The Daily Show last week. It tells you something about the cultural zeitgeist when a television comedian is the one who ends up taking the mantle of journalism. The episode, despite being immensely uncomfortable to watch, was catharsis in many […]


Once in a while, you read a book that is an entirely intimate and personal experience. It’s extremely gratifying but unnerving to read about a protagonist who shares your traits, quirks and personal philosophy. This was one such book for me. This Book Will Save Your Life is a satire of affluence and it’s pitfalls. […]


I constantly keep track of my site stats, mostly just to feed my bloated ego but there are times I’m curious to find what people actually read here. Somehow my post on 300 shows up whenever people search for naked men. I will not comment on that but today someone searched for ”malayalee moron” and […]


I can’t contain myself. I’m giggling like a 10 year old. I haven’t been this excited in a while. For a handful of us back in college, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle was a defining moment in our four years at that godforsaken place. It sort of gained a cult status back then […]


I take risks; sometimes patients die. But not taking risks causes more patients to die, so I guess my biggest problem is I’ve been cursed with the ability to do the math. Dr Gregory House is arguably one of the coolest people on TV (along with the likes of Alan Shore from Boston Legal and […]


After years (!) of careful thinking and research (and mind numbing monotony), the list of probable candidates for  the honor of being The Prestidigitator’s Idea of the Perfect Woman has come down to three beautiful and not to mention intelligent individuals…er…women. 1. Cate Blanchett:  She blew my mind away with her performances in Elizabeth and […]


Ranga Shankara (JP Nagar, Bangalore) was host to the play, Butter and Mashed Banana. Directed by Ajay Krishnan, this was an amazingly humorous yet profound look at our system of censorship. It’s a three act play wherein the first act details the illegitimate birth of the protagonist (conceived on a night of ill advised but […]