Monday, September 27, 2010


When I first read the dictum,
"Familiarity breeds contempt"

I said to myself, "Wow! What a pithy saying!"
Then I read it again.
Now I have nothing but contempt for it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

B - our liar jets

Dear Puppy Manohar

"Eat, Pray, Love" is NOT a BBC Documentary narrated by David Attenborough about the Praying Mantis. Though that would have been more interesting.

Baby V

Dear Baby V

Ah see what you did there Baby V, is you confused a Hollywood movie with an as yet unreleased BBC Documentary chronicling the lives of anthropomorphic mantisis (mantii?) called "Beat, Prey, Laugh".)

Puppy Manohar


Dear Puppy Manohar

There is an ongoing persecution of natural documentary makers in America. You just can't talk about insects on TV and you can forget about showing mating behaviors of insects (it's political correctness gone mad).

Consequently, what the film...makers have done is metaphorically tr......ied to spread the message about the natural behavior of mantis through the allegorical tale of a woman.

Its actually an arthropomorphic tale which represents insects through the unusual medium of feel-good-orientalist-coming-of-age-vacuously-edifying (european) human drama.

Like all Julia Roberts movies. Yes, including Notting Hill which you loved. They are all encrypted stories talking about mating patterns of insects, a message that just won't be ever televised (much like the revolution)

arthropodo-morphic? Also - think about it yaar! Its a tale about metamorphosis - Insect! its a tale about vegetarianism - Insect! its about preying - Insect! There is more to the story than it shows. Its clearly a arthropodological metaphor.......

Its inspired by "Metamorphosis" but minus all that is Kafkaesque in it.

Eat, Pray , Love - Praying Mantis
Notting Hill - Ants ( - Ant hill)
Fireflies in the Garden - well, ...
The Mexican - the mexican honey wasp.

All this while you thought she was all but your regular Hollywood celebrity next door, she was actually an agent and an apparatchik for the take over of Insects over human world.

Baby V


Thursday, September 16, 2010

When the sun comes down on the Santa Monica Boulevard

"Thank you God!", I screamed earnestly, "Thank you for making man and giving him this beautiful, bright, sunny day in Southern California. A perfect day to shop, to go to the beach, swim in the ocean and get tanned" Then suddenly it occurred to me, "Hang on, I am an atheist, communist, Indian woman who lives in Mumbai and who can't swim, what am I talking about and whom am I talking to?" and then I got off the bus err.

Saturday, September 04, 2010


Towelhead : Subject unknown

Dear Baby V,

One day, during the course of my travels, I came across this young man who was unorthodox in his choice of headgear. I was compelled by the scene to take a photograph without the young man's knowledge and I have reproduced it above. Let me clarify that this gentleman was clearly not of North West Indic descent, and therefore had no religious obligation to cover his head in the above manner. He seemed to be a Chinese youth, but that is not visible in the photo, only that he is covering his head with a towel.

Why would one get in a public bus attired thus? Was he trying to make a statement? Was this some sort of Pan-Asian Solidarity Stunt, where he is proclaiming that "we are all towelheads" as a reaction to racist rhetoric? Was he trying to appropriate for himself the label "towelhead", seeing as he was literally wearing a towel, and not a turban?

No one will know the true motives of this young man, but we have photographic evidence of his existence. Whatever his reasons may be, let us all appreciate the courage of the anonymous towelhead, for it takes guts to go out in public dressed that way.


Puppy Manohar

PS: And then I got off the bus... err...