Laughing Gas

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India – Cut and Dried takes artistic liberty in chronicling real experiences during my life in India between 2002 and 2014.

Yesterday, What Ho! received this letter from God in which he clarifies his role and responsibilities and tells us, that contrary to perception, he doesn’t answer prayers.

Which are the top 5 craziest countries in the world? Rest easy. What Ho! rankings are at hand.

Part Deux of Indian English phrases: On “untimely demises” and “baseless allegations.” Imperfections of Indian Inglish which add color to our lives.

December 21, 2013

Dhoom 3

Dhoom 3 is paisa vasool. It’s Aamir Khan’s gig and every one else is just part of it.

I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area now doing some stuff. Since I’m here, I figured that I’d get my driver’s license renewed. As per the California Department of Motor Vehicles website, in order to renew the driver’s license you must – Provide an acceptable date of birth and legal presence document (e.g. passport) Provide […]

For all the arguing we do, we just don’t seem to be good at it. Arguing has been misunderstood over the centuries as something anyone with lots of time and a Twitter account can do. What’s not appreciated is that it’s an art form, the sort which requires great passion and lots of practice to excel.

BIG NEWS, folks. I have started a new religion. Is there a need for a new religion, you ask? And I say no, but have gone ahead with it anyway.  In any case, I’ve already updated my Twitter bio with this announcement. So, this whole thing is kind of irreversible at this point. The die […]

It’s 2013. Imagine we are all passengers in a plane flying at 30,000 feet above sea level. Now let’s make it large and say we are in an Airbus A380, an aircraft built for long haul flights. Some of us are under the impression we’re headed for Utopia. Yet others dream of Shangri La or […]

May 3, 2013

A Man of His Word

A wodehousian re-telling of the tale from the Mahabharata of Bhishma and how he came to take his terrible oath of celibacy.

Corruption. Voter education. Terrorism. You name the problem. I have the solution. Bring it on.

I’ve watched my share of Bollywood films. And here are some invaluable and subtly powerful lessons Bollywood has taught me on this rocky journey.

January 16, 2013

A Letter From The King

The king of the jungle lays down the rules.Straight from the heart.

January 12, 2013

To Love and To Cherish

The time has come to confront the question that’s been on the lips of women since the dawn of time. “Why do men suck?”

January 8, 2013

The Insane Comments Derby

There has been a spate of people making insane comments these days. Here’s a handy guide to help you keep track of who’s leading the “Insane Comments Derby.”

I’ve re-discovered the joys of train travel lately. And the more I think about it, there are good reasons train travel is way cooler than taking a flight.

December 31, 2012

2012 – A Year in Review

Much water flowed under the bridge this year. Here’s a recap of the events of 2012, assembled using my tweets during the year.

November 24, 2012

The What Ho! Quiz

It’s a crazy world we we live in. And, it’s getting increasingly hard to tell the fake news from the real news. Here’s a little test to see where you stand.

November 13, 2012

The Devil’s Advocates

Recently, What Ho! had a chance to interview the who’s who of Indian television news media. I have the enormous pleasure of bringing you excerpts of this completely made up conversation this Diwali.

Dear Mr. Krishna Dwaipaayana, Thanks for sending in your manuscript of the “Great War” between cousins to our chief editor. Unfortunately, she’s vacationing in Shimla, and checking her emails only to see if her salary got credited. Our deputy editor recently left our company to head the literary department at So, I’m along with three other summer interns are in charge of the slush pile. Which brings me to you.