Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another great one from The New Yorker' - K.J.S.Chatrath

Source: The New Yorker, October 6, 2014. 

'Half a century ago in Mussoorie'- by K.J.S.Chatrath

I joined the IAS in 1967. Shortly we are going to have a get-together of all the batchmates from all over India. We have been asked to look out our dusty cupboards and fish out old photographs taken in 1967.

This is what I have located. It was taken on the Christmas Eve in December 1967 in the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

We are (left to right) Ashok Kapur, O.S.Chauhan, me K.J.S.Chatrath, late Munish Satyawadi, Srinivasan Prabhakaran, Ashok Pradhan and a bit of Lalmanzuela.

Monday, March 27, 2017

'Colorized versions of some great old photographs' - K.J.S.Chatrath

Here are few colorized versions of some great old photographs- each worth a million 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'.

God bless tthe photographer who did this colorization.

And if you do not know who these celebreties are, then you have still to grow up... ... ..


'Karan Johar to release photos of his twins'- WHO CARES?' by K.J.S.Chatrath

Karan Johar to release photos of his surrogate twins- news according to NDTV news.

Who is Karan Johar?

And who is dying to see the photos of his twins?

Not me.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

'Oye Pangaa ho gaya Ji (I had an altercation)' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

It happened during my last trip to Tamil Nadu a few weeks back. I was taking a leisurely walk on Marina beach when I saw a tall hefty WWF type gentleman jogging. He was coming towards my direction and was very fast even though it is tough even walking on  a beach. Then he crossed me and in so doing brushed against my shoulder.

And I was angry. I rolled up my sleeves and challeged him. Seeing my solid biceps, wiry body and equally steely resolve, he hesitated. In the meantime a small crowd gathered around us and somebody pointing towards me said, 'Punjabi'.

As soon as the tough looking gentleman heard this, he came to me shook my hands and said 'Sorry Mister' and then asked, 'Are you from Punnjjab'. Yes, I said proudly and on hearing it my opponent started jogging in the opposite direction...

Well,  all this- the photo and the story are genuinely fake and have been concocted to shore up my ageing morale....

Friday, March 24, 2017

'Bland food and all that jazz' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Vegetarian Thali Meal that I ordered at the India International Centre, New Delhi  last week.

I suspect the organisation believes that human beings have not been blessed with taste buds or that tasty food is a bad thing.

In preparing this food no oil, no spices, no chillies and even no salt seemed to have been used even though the tandoori roti was very good. Bland- in one word.

I tried the non-veg thali for another meal and found the chicken to be definately under cooked. 

Not my kind of food.

Pssst: I tried to keep the glass of beer out of the focus of photo, but quite evidently failed! And yes, beer wasn't  well chilled!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

'Pappa, Pappu & Jeanneret' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Quelle originalité!

Pappa: ( Reading the newspaper aloud) 'Pierre Jeanneret's house opens to the public today.'

Pappu: Who was Pierre Jeanneret, Pappa.

Pappa: He was a relative of Le Corbusier.

Pappu: And who was Le Corbusier, Pappa?

Pappa: Go and finish your homework.

# If a city does not have a past and heritage, it creates one!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

'Crowd-mgmt crucial during man-leopard conflicts: Experts' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

'Crowd-mgmt crucial during man-leopard conflicts: Experts'- The Tribune, March 4, 2017.

Wow! What an earth shakingly original idea.

Naw...It is so very elementary, my dear Watson!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

'A shrieking headline on the front page of Times of India about one Karan Johar' by K.J.S.Chatrath

There is a shrieking headline on the front page of Times of India about one Karan Johar. It reads, "Karan Johar is dad to twins, via a surrogate".

Who is Karan Johar?

And who the hell cares!

Come on you the old lady of Bori Bunder, grow up and improve your selection of news.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

'Nail-cutter as election symbol for smaller parties' - Supremely Silly.....by K.J.S.Chatrath

(Nail cutter- This is an indicative photo and not the one approved by the Election Commission as a symbol)

Of the new symbols approved by the Election Commission is - hold your breath- a nail -cutter.

How supremely silly!