Ain’t Nobody Like A Desi Boy

This Telegraph article made me laugh. I quote: “You have beautiful eyes” was by far the most used compliment, picked by almost a quarter of all men, but only the third most successful. The least used line was “You have beautiful ears”, which was also the second least effective line … except in the Netherlands ... Read More

Motherhood – The Great Indian Relationship & The Only One

I was watching ‘Wake Up Sid’ yesterday (ah, the joys of being master of your own time…a Monday afternoon movie with a friend!) when this thought occurred to me. I’ve complained long and hard about the Indian man being a perpetual mama’s boy. I also believe that this ingrained emasculated dependency comes from scores and ... Read More

The Indian Man

I remember reading a review of Honeymoon Travels which described KK Menon’s character as thus: He isn’t quite a male chauvinist, just an Indian man. I didn’t quite get that at the time. Then I saw the movie and thought I understood a bit of what the reviewer was trying to say. KK Menon’s Partho ... Read More

Much About The Mouch

There are men who look good with facial hair. Greek gods walk in our midst after all. Then there are those who’re passably nice looking and on whom the facial fuzz can act like the proverbial Fairy Godmother (oh okay, magic potion a la Shrek) completely transforming their faces into something else altogether! Of course ... Read More

A Voice That Shatters Glass…The Glass Ceiling!

Music is an integral part of every youth festival, highlighted by the crowds at Antakshari, and Music Quiz events. The music competition is usually the grand highlight of at least one evening. That we are home to the biggest film industry in the world shows in the fact that the event almost always features exclusive ... Read More

Hair raising on the tube

I’m practically de-sensitized to the trash overload from the television set. After all.. Got thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from… But every now and then there comes along something that makes me sit up and take notice. It would have been a normal, frenzied rush-hour day just like another. And a ... Read More

Sambar masala

My dear friends, my poor dear friends that suffer the agony of matrimonial match-making! Aside from the usual agonizing boy-meet-girl-over-tea/coffee ritual, there’s the incessent pressure pressure PRESSURE from the rest of the world. The prospect’s education (pedigree), employment, family background, hobbies and friends are examined in great detail. And if 3 of these fit then ... Read More

The Dangers Of Being A Man

DNA carried a news article titled ‘Adolescent boys, not girls, are bigger victims of forced sex ‘ which said, “According to a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University of the US, 15% of boys and 3% of girls reported that someone forcibly tried to have a physical relationship with them.” The numbers look suspect to ... Read More

Who says Indians aren’t having fun?

And right after writing this, today’s newspaper tells me that Indians have the third-most exciting sex lives in the world. And that we are also the most open lovers in the world when it comes to talking to our partners about sex. Strangely contradictory species, we are, are we not? A certain little doggie (his ... Read More