CHENNAI. JULY 17, 2013.  Describing it as a “nightmarish experience,” Avinash Iyer, 24, claimed that an elderly relative who engaged him in conversation at a cousin’s wedding went back on a promise to “cut a long story short,” and alleged that he was coerced into listening to the full version which lasted well over an […]

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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’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 […]


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.


Have a question? Need advice? Ask Dr. What Ho!. This week, we help a reader gauge the accuracy of a fortune cookie message and what it means to his career.


How to crack the twitter code! :) My contribution to that awesome thing which Subhorup Dasgupta is in the process of doing.


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.


Middle Class Muggle writes, “I’m tired of working hard to make a living. So, I’m thinking of entering politics.” Dr. What Ho! responds.


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.


August 22, 2012

A Letter From God

Dear People of Earth, I believe that I possess an abundance of patience. Try carving out the Grand Canyon for millions of years to know what I mean. Yet, I’m worried that you folks are on the verge of exhausting this inexhaustible patience of mine. Allow me to share a few observations with you, in […]


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 […]