Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Gay Topic Discussion with Elders in India

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

I was reading a book called ‘The Secret’ (by Rhonda Byrne) to my mother, when this incident happened.

In one of the examples, the author narrates about a gay guy who was expressing negative thoughts and how the author suggested this person to think positive, etc etc. As many of you know, it is very difficult to talk about certain topics such as gay etc to elders in India – leave alone trying to use such examples when trying to communicate as an example of a good incident.

I tried a variation by replacing the word ‘gay’ with ‘handicapped’ (no offense meant to gays around the world as I truly respect their own opinions). It was quite difficult as the paragraph went along and I had to pay special attention to some sentences such as ‘they dont mock you anymore at office’.

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Do Or Do Not

Friday, August 17th, 2012

I came across this powerful phrase supposedly uttered by Yoda, the Jedi Master in Star Wars and was quite impressed by it.

I have tried (pun intended) to tell someone that they are responsible for a task and I kept getting a response ‘I will try’. The next time this person says that, I know exactly what to tell them 🙂

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Various Accents

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Just happened to watch an impressive performance of a little girl called Kavya from Virginia. She has sung Twinkle Twinkle Little star song in many different accents.

The way in which she has performed this is impressive. The level of maturity she has shown in the delivery of this song shows the amount of hard work that must have gone into the preparation.

Though the concept and most of the words have been copied from 1980s Balachandar’s tamil movie, which was refined by Revathy Sankaran in her remake of it, this kid has pulled it off in her own style with further refinement by adding Georgia accent, Russian and Italian accents.

I was so amazed at her performance that I spent some time finding out who this kid is. I was amazed by various talents this kid has. Now I know two things about this kid:

1. The kid is extremely talented and gifted. She knows how to speak, dance and sing. (Just see her videos uploaded by her father and you will agree with me)

2. Her parents are really interested in making sure she learns various things in life and also work hard enough to perfect them and execute them as per plan.

Hats off to Kavya and her parents.

No one in your family can die for the next one year

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

This is a funny one.

With the booming economy in India, it is becoming more and more difficult to find helpers for various jobs. Some examples are car drivers, baby sitters, maid etc. (If you are in India, I am quite sure you are also going through something similar when looking for helpers.)

The best part of this is a common funny pattern that we found when we interviewed people for such positions.

1. They will call you over the weekend, discuss the salary part, timings, etc with you and say they will take up the job and come from Monday.

2. They will call on Monday morning and give you an excuse saying someone died in their family. The last excuse we got earlier this week was funny: Uncle got electrocuted and died 🙂

3. After two days, either they will come and join or they will disappear.

My theory based on my guess is as follows:

a. They respond to multiple advertisements and call all the employers over the weekend and confirm that they will come on Monday.

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Bike

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Bike is a word used in India to represent a motor bike, while it is also used to represent bicycles in the US.

This picture I saw online reminded me of a creative way of making it easy for people in India and the US to call it a bike 🙂

Indian Roadside Shops copying Internet Brands

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

While browsing online, I came across two specific pictures which had a common pattern: Creative road side shop keepers copying popular internet brand names and coming up with their own shop names.

In one instance, a person opened a mobile soft drink stall called Gogola and nicely copied Google’s style.

In the second instance, this person has started his own mobile fast food stall called Facebook Chaat.

It caught my attention and so I am posting it here.

Slow Down – Cop Hiding Here

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Saw this one – thought it is funny

Computer Engineer Wanted

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A friend shared this with me and it is a nice one. This ad says Computer Engineer wanted and If you claim you are one, figure out the phone number – I did not even make an attempt 🙂

Customer is King – Good one

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Saw this photo – appears to be a picture at the entrance of a market in India..good one

Procrastination – Good one

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Saw this image somewhere and thought it will be nice to recreate it with my sign on it..hence what you see above is my attempt to recreate the same image that I saw. Hope you like it.