Opinion

August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019

For the Fear of…

As our plane makes its final approach in to Chennai Airport, my 7-year-old, who has just recently graduated from flying phobia to the class of thrill seekers, tells me: “Baba, I LOVE rough landings...

August 17, 2019
August 17, 2019

If It Ain’t Broke…

If anyone on board is getting any relief, well, relatively speaking, it is the tallest couple, aka, Mr and Mrs Giraffe, for at least they have their heads sticking out into the ocean breeze (gusty...

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019

Operation Desert…

When it comes to “blue eyed soul” music, Michael Bolton comes to mind. To the point that the joke among young bachelors is that listening to him is a manifestation of getting jilted or being...

May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

A Dime A Dozen

A little bit of rain and Gulshan Avenue becomes Gulshan River.

May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019

Ramadan Mubarak!

The gentleman in Lakshmipur orders a watch online. When he receives the package, he discovers two Indian onions. I hope he has held on to them, for now that it is Ramadan, he can sell those two...

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Mayday May Day

The captain boasts of taking advantage of the tail wind, the earth’s rotation and the earth’s curvature, but the fact remains that Los Angeles (LAX) to the airline’s hub city takes no less than 16...

February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019

The Inevitable Second Gear

Remember that story where the resident on the ground floor (let's call him "A") would be woken up in the middle of the night every night by two successive "thud" sounds?...

February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019

And Then There Were None…

Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dad is picking up his son from high school. Mom is videoing the event. Dad rushes to hug the son. The only reason the video goes viral is that dad is in a Speedo swimming...

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

It's Party Time!

Despite not being a leap year, 2018 for many in Bangladesh is more than a leap year, consisting of 370 or even more days. With a moratorium on New Year's Eve parties, at least on the ones...

December 22, 2018
December 22, 2018

The Proverbial Line

They do think black and white, well dark and white. The fact that it takes 190 years for the British to eventually leave their Jewel in the Crown just shows how easily the “darker” world can be...