Monday, December 29, 2014

A walk into the millennium

(This article was originally published on Readomania on December 26, 2014)

It was the 29th of December 1999. Rohan Khatri was ecstatic as he stood in the line to board the flight to India, departing from FortWorth International Airport in Dallas. He was going home.  A place he had been waiting to get back to for over two years. A place where he would be fed endless rounds of Makki Di Roti with Sarson Da Saag tirelessly prepared by his loving mother. A place where he could stay under his SuperMan quilt well into mid-morning, enjoying the caressing Delhi winters rushing through his soul. More importantly, he was going back to Smita, whose tearful face as she saw him off to the US was etched in his memory. Even with tears in her eyes, the shy smile she gave him as she wished him luck had made her seem the most beautiful woman ever.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Mumbai tenant, inspired by Interstellar, decides to shift galaxies after being contacted by “Them”

(This article was originally published on My Faking News on December 17, 2014)

A Mumbai tenant, who spent many months of his year and many thousands of rupees on broker commission, in identifying the optimally balanced house in terms of rent, distance from train stations and size, has finally decided to take the plunge and build a spaceship that will propel him to Marsbai.

Marsbai, as he has decided to christen the new planet in the Coffee Bay galaxy, has actually been given him by “Them”, he claims, while referring to the citizens of Marsbai.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sushma Swaraj to be appointed External Faith Minister

(This article was originally published on My Faking News on November 27, 2014)

Given our traveling PM Narendra Modi’s latest ambition to exceed former President Pratibha Patil’s international airmiles and hotel club points, there has been unrest in the original Hindutva brigade, or whatever little remains of it.

While Sushmaji is the official External Affairs Minister, she was recently refused a seat on the flight to Australia, so as to make space for the PM’s Bhagavad Gita presents to Tony Abbott’s security personnel. 

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