You are a strange man, Suhel Seth. I gaze upon you in intrigue and fascination, as I would a smoldering car wreck.
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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.
Dhoom 3 is paisa vasool. It’s Aamir Khan’s gig and every one else is just part of it.
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 […]
Despite claims that his life has been ‘totally transformed’ by attending a two week meditation retreat conducted by the Vipaassana Buddhist foundation, friends of Mr. Srijith Nair claimed that he’s still the “same shallow and self centred chap we’ve always known.” “Yeah, we were all pretty surprised at first when we heard from our buddy […]
In what is being called a challenge to conventional free speech principles, a study performed by scientists from the Indian Institute of Science has concluded that the nation will be “significantly better off” if 82 percent of its citizens stopped having opinions with immediate effect. “We tested a large number of people across a wide […]
In what’s shaping up as the debate of the year, the Universe issued a strong statement, earlier this week, denying that it was either ‘messing around’ or ‘screwing up a man’s entire life up’ and in attempt at damage control sought to downplay the fracas as “shit happens.” The saga of alleged sabotage, according to […]
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.
Viswaroopam: This review has been cleared by the Censor Board, approved by 58 fringe groups, cut by 223 words and blessed by Amma before being published.
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.
The king of the jungle lays down the rules.Straight from the heart.
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?”
Is it me or is it becoming more and more painful to log into you bank account online? Dear Online Banking Customer, In view of a recent spate of fraudulent transactions, we’re taking extra security precautions. Which is why we ask that you answer the following questions before we can allow you to log into […]
A What Ho! thesaurus of terms related to homework and school. Parent-Teacher meetings and Annual Day functions Contrary to popular belief, these are not occasions to explain to the class teacher as to why you missed an entire season of Dexter or why you have declined all social invitations, including an invitation to a dinner reception […]
Loot-and-Scoot is a new service from What Ho! carefully crafted to help arrange an urgent and secretive getaway for an Indian politician looking to disappear without trace, should the need arise at any stage in his career. Please share this application form with anyone who might be interested. APPLICATION FORM NOTE: Loot-and-Scoot is a cash-only […]
This is a world for the privileged few. The rest of us just happen to live in it. Here’s a pre boarding announcement that makes my case
Does the simple apology merit existence? Is “sorry” worth the trouble of expression? I pondered on the hurts, pains, aches, anger, disappointment and disillusionment we cause each other. When considered against the backdrop of our monumental blunders, our abject apologies seem inadequate.
My living will, for the record.
In an intriguing twist to the 2,000+ year old history of the religion, a prominent leader of Tibetan buddhists today stepped forward with the startling and controversial claim that the core tenet of his faith – “to stay in the moment” – was perhaps over-rated.
The evolution of V-day from its 12th century pagan origins (as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia) through its Christianization by the semi-heroic figure of St. Valentine (who secretly and illegally married off lovers and paid with his head) into its modern avatar of a blockbuster Hallmark holiday is mind boggling. What and who did the trick?
Everyone wants to be secular these days. The newspapers are full of important people who are anxious to let everyone know how important it is to be secular. “The minorities are such a maligned lot. They cannot take care of themselves. It is up to us – the enlightened majority, to take care of them. […]
Scientific progress has not wiped out religion. At the same time, organized religion is losing their grip. This tale is not over, and has a few twists left
It’s not clear why men and women decided to get together and start this thing called the human race. But one thing is clear – that LSD was definitely involved.
Long long ago, there lived a farmer named Jack. He had a beautiful wife and two lovely young children. Jack was very proud of his family and worked very hard every day in his field to raise crops and vegetables so they could live comfortably. In a few years, he built a nice little house for […]
In 2008, we saw collapse of financial institutions, led by US banks, unprecedented for its severity. Now, history appears to be about to repeat itself in Europe. Since we seem to be headed into the open season for bailouts, I decided to send in my bailout application right away to beat the rush and get ahead […]
Those who forget history, they say, are doomed to repeat it. What Ho! is proud to bring you the memorable moments in the post independence history of India, as seen on a Facebook wall. Inspired by Teddy Wayne, Mike Sachs and Thomas Ng ‘s Op-Art at New York Times.
This week, we take a closer look at an interesting phenomenon in which a bunch of people voluntarily squeeze themselves into a giant pressurized metal tube which is then sealed and propelled into air. Yep, we are indeed talking about the joys of flying coach class. A gentleman named Tony Januss kicked it all off when he […]
Having lived on both sides of the pond for a good many years, I can understand both reluctance and enthusiasm on part of of Indian diaspora when it comes to returning “back” to India “for good”. I’ve known better than to be in the middle of these debates, but have gleaned enough to know the […]
Last night, Chennai Super Kings beat Bangalore Royal Challengers with ridiculous ease to win their second and back-2-back IPL title.
What happens when we die? What we believe in this regard, interestingly, likely plays a role in the way we live our lives. For the longest time. after-life has been a source of mystery, intrigue and anxiety for humans. Every religion has its hypothesis on what happens after death. The Judaeo-Christian-Islamic versions speak of a “transfer” to a waiting […]
Some one once told me that everything in this world is controlled by just fifty people. These fifty people, he said, determine everything. And he meant everything. As in everything from stock market movements to oil prices to US presidential elections to opium trafficking and mujahideen movements in Afghanistan to installing the next puppet government […]