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Chocolate currency

May 22, 2014 by


I go to a neighborhood supermarket. The shop doesn’t keep adequate change at the counter and most often than not, if they have to give you a balance of 2 or 3 Rupees, they always give you chocolates instead. I kept collecting chocolates from them and I wasn’t particularly interested in eating them. One morning, […]

I have the eraser and pencil

April 11, 2014 by


This story was shared by a storytelling session participant on how communication is interpreted by different people. He and his friend were doing mechanical engineering and as a part of his course, they were asked to do a lab in Electrical Engineering. Though, they did not like it, they didn’t have a choice to opt […]

Truly sandwiched!

April 8, 2014 by


I was traveling by Shatabdi to Bangalore a few weeks ago. I was occupying the middle seat with two equally elderly gentlemen on either side of me. I settled down to read a book on this 5 hour journey and they served us a nice tea to begin our morning with copies of daily newspapers. Each […]

Instructions in the Hall Ticket

March 9, 2014 by


My 9 year old son took this Hindi Exam Parichay, conducted by the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha,  in the month of January. He was writing an exam for the first time in his life. He goes to a local Hindi Class and the teacher gave him the hall ticket. He brought it home and […]

Jean-Paul Sartre for dummies!

November 16, 2013 by


I used to go to a theater group regularly. The guys who come there were once reading the script of this play called Nekrassov, by Jean-Paul Sartre. As I hung around there, they asked me to read one of the characters. The play felt different and it wasn’t straightforward, however I went ahead and read […]

Weight tracker on your mobile

October 26, 2013 by


A couple of my friends checked their weights on a weighing machine. Both of them were very satisfied with what they saw. One of them mentioned to the other, “maybe you should have a Weight App on your mobile phone”. The other responded without thinking, “Oh, you can load the app, stand on the mobile […]

What is my username?

October 23, 2013 by


I hold an account with the ICICI bank and I have been doing Internet transactions for the last 7 years now. They provide you with a number that acts as your username. I have been using it all these 7 years. I tried logging in yesterday and I just couldn’t recollect the number. The same […]