The Unreal Times

I am gloating. Gleefully gloating. If I had a double chin (no offence towards those who already have one), toady eyes (most people don’t, although Arshad Warsi was the ‘woh tera mendhak jaise ankho wala dost’ to Akshay Khanna in Hulchul) and unnaturally bee-stung lips (every offence to the morons who purposely do it), I …

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Being (Jali) Bong!!

Bengalis are an -for the lack of a better expression- odd lot! They love to turn pejoratives into adjectives. They bask in the glory of their supposed superiority (and earn the wrath of rest of India). They christen people with terms such 'Bandha Kopi' (Cabbage), 'Tentul' (Tamarind), 'Khotta' (Bad character) and other epithets (which I …

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