Tagged: personal experience

A rick in time… is quite unheard of

The meek may inherit the earth, but the roads shall still belong to the auto driver. For those of you who are fortunate enough to not know what it is, an auto, a.k.a. an autorickshaw, or more lovably, a ‘rick’, is a three-wheeled taxi you find all around India, unless...

An ode to vegetables…

Behold, thou frail cucumber, be ye eaten cold Be thee yonder spinach’s brother, or so Popeye has told Carrots, beets, potaytos, potahtos, minced in veggie stew All that’s yummy and fills the tummy is… bah… I can’t do this!!! Sorry about that… I thought, rather too late, that some people...

You can check out any time you like, but…

For those who came in late… I was admitted into a Hospital ward on suspicion of Typhoid. This is true… I wasn’t under treatment for Typhoid, mind you… … I was brought in because of ‘alleged Typhoid-like symptoms‘. It started one lovely Friday morning… which turned out to be not-so-lovely-after-all,...

Bloodsuckers

Usually, when I vent my rage on the bloodsuckers of my beloved hometown, Cochin, I’m writing about the highly evolved tactical team of mosquitoes ruling the region. If ever researchers were to do a full fledged study on these freaks of nature, they would unanimously agree, in my opinion, that...

And the Virus Attacks!!

The IT wave has indeed swept the nation. Words and their meanings change from zone to zone, time to time, and generation to generation. If you are anywhere close to my generation, then you would have seen the title and expected an article on how my computer seized up because...

Hamish Joy, Researcher

He said “Let there be light” And there was light He said “Let there be life” And there was life He said “Let there be large companies with lots of money” And there were large companies with lots of money He said “Let Hamish Joy get a job” And there...

Nash Says “I Do”

Last Saturday, I attended the long awaited hitching ceremony of my close friend, Nash. Nash and I go way back. (Ok, ok, so I’ve only known him for a couple of years. But in this high paced world, two years ought to count for something. A lot happens in two...

Travel Guide – Episode 3 – Hamish Snores in Uttaranchal

Too long has the Hamish pen been sleeping. And much to the surprise of critics the world over, some people actually noticed! Time had been a severe constraint in this regard. By and large, it has been work which has been eating it away. But when the office itself decides...

Travel Guide – Episode 2 – Hamish Takes Chennai

It is time again for yet another installment of Hamish Joy’s tips for the prudent traveler. If you are not a prudent traveler, I would suggest that you read this anyway, because the cleverly hidden secret agenda of Hamish Joy’s articles is to increase readership. Why is that? I cannot...

And Then, He Flew

It is my nature, and indeed the strongest of my natures, to sit at home, chew on the popcorn family, watching TV with one eye and the computer screen with the other. The closest of friends would recognize me as the ‘sit-at-home’ type. Laze, it is often said, would be...

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