Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

Socks


Not the cat.... You know this, already. No cats allowed at SloWord. This one is dedicated to actual socks, the things you wear on your feet. Like this one. Contrary to what you may be thinking, I am perfectly sane. Socks are mysterious creatures. They are prone to a half-life without the means of radioactivity.… Continue reading Socks

Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

The Second Annual Birthmonth Festival


As you may remember, most of you very carefully and diligently ignored the First Annual Birthmonth Festival. Now here is your chance to do so again. Yes, there is a difference. The last time around your indifference lasted a whole month. This time around, given that the world's collective attention span is shorter than Trump's fingers,… Continue reading The Second Annual Birthmonth Festival

Last Word, Miscellany

Little Red Writer – 1


One day, Little Red Writer decided to write poetry. Now, poetry is very hard to do. Little Red Writer was little and unschooled. He had some words in his bag and he wanted to show his words to his granny, Facebook. Little Red Writer knew that poetry has rules. These are to be followed and sometimes broken.… Continue reading Little Red Writer – 1

Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

Evil Eyed Cherry


The other day I bought some cherries. Sunday, it was, yes, I remember well. I bought the cherries home and washed them and ate them and they were good. I also had occasion to visit a Bengali sweet shop and The Good Lady bought some kaancha chena. Literally translated it means "raw cottage cheese". With some… Continue reading Evil Eyed Cherry

Humour, Last Word, Pomes

Practically Witty


I wrote this poem for no reason For it's really just the season. This poem is quite small and it's very stupid and all. Tubetops, when they put these on you also get those bare knees on. You know this is really quite silly For I'm writing stuff willy nilly. You may exclaim "Oh Lord!"… Continue reading Practically Witty

Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

Shameless Flamboyance!


I didn't see it coming. It was all coming along so well. It came as a bit of shock actually. But let me back track a bit and provide some backing track to the song of my life over the  past few months. I used to write this blog fairly regularly. When I first started… Continue reading Shameless Flamboyance!

Last Word, Miscellany

The Second Irregular SloWord Awards


OK, 2015 has now been consigned to history. 2016 shall prove historic, too. For the US, which means, of course, the World. In 2016, I expect either a pant-wearing lady President ( I'm getting the vapours just thinking about it...) or another republican chump, this time one without a name called Bush, but with hair… Continue reading The Second Irregular SloWord Awards

Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

5 Great Passages


Well, 2015 is almost over and it is time to take a look back. I decided to dig through and collect some quotes. The best of the best. From this blog, of course. Didn't you know? I'm modest to a fault. It's probably my greatest virtue, modesty is. uh... one other thing... I may not… Continue reading 5 Great Passages

Last Word, Miscellany

Why I don’t shop at the GAP anymore


The header says it. I won't. I don't. Not anymore. My first ever pair of blue jeans were from GAP. In the late 70's these were flared jeans of the requisite blue denim. As a penniless ( or paisaless ) teenager I've had my fashion challenges. Some of these have been documented, notably in the story… Continue reading Why I don’t shop at the GAP anymore

Last Word, Miscellany

Roti Shapes and the Brain


So the question asked is this "Do round rotis taste better than non-round ones?". And that is an interesting, very interesting, question. It brings to the fore many concepts that we possibly take for granted, but perhaps should review more often. So let's take a look at the question and break it down. First, we… Continue reading Roti Shapes and the Brain