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The Corridor of Legends

The Road More Traveled

A traveler notices an aged man tending to the fields along the road, he stops there and asks him, "I am traveling from the village in the mountains to the village in the valley. And I was wondering if you know what it is like there?"  "Tell me," said the aged man, "What was your experience of the village in the mountains?" "Dreadful!" replied the(..)

How Deep Is Our Worth?

A teenage girl walked up to her mother demanding money to buy a fancy watch. Puzzled, her mother asked, “Why do you want a fancy watch?” The girl replied, “Because it will help me fit in the social circle.”  Without a pause, the mother took out a crease-free INR 2000 note and questioned her daughter if it would be enough to buy the watch.(..)

Stumped!

A father asks his 12-year-old son to go into the backyard and remove a tree stump.  The boy, eager to show his dad his ability to execute this manly task, runs out and begins to push the stump with all his might.  After about 20 minutes of huffing and puffing, the stump stood there without a change in position. Soon, the boy realizes that his dad was(..)

Kaha Aisa Yaarana

Kaha Aisa Yaarana

Timeless melody…   March 21st, 3 p.m., Aamby Valley.  It was(..)

Smooth Operator

A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed an old lady following him around.  If he stopped, she stopped.  Furthermore, she kept staring at him.  She finally overtook him at the checkout and turned to him to say, "I hope I haven't made you feel ill at ease.  It's just that you look so much like my late son."  To which the man replied, "That's okay."(..)

The Last Dance

The Last Dance

Chalte Chalte…  January 21st, 1 pm.  The speech was over(..)

Hide & Steal

A math teacher took a bag of cookies out of her purse and asked a little boy, “If I give you two cookies, and then another two cookies, how many cookies will you have?”  “Five cookies,” he replied. She was surprised by his reply.  So, she used her fingers to help him count.  “Look, if I give you one, two—TWO cookies—and another one,(..)

Home is where the Laughter is
Nachle Din

Nachle Din

On a relieving note, my colleagues and I were spared the stress of(..)

The Rising Sunset

One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. On their desk was a question paper with the text facing down, as usual. The students turned the page to begin their test. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions, just a black dot in the centre of the page. The professor, on seeing the expressions(..)

I Am Not the Only One

I Am Not the Only One

A day in the COVID-19 life. I was out of shape. And so, about 15(..)

Box of Secrets

Box of Secrets

Your management team, what to do, they are rock stars. We are so(..)

Lonesome on Top

Lonesome on Top

  Life at the top is lonely. Especially for those born with a(..)

Thinking TOO much out of the box!

A prominent businessman went shoe shopping at a local store.  After selecting a pair of shoes of size 8, he asked the new saleswoman to pack it.  However, he soon realized that he had left his wallet back home.  So, he told the saleswoman that he would take the shoes and make the payment the next day. Although the saleswoman could gauge the(..)

Rules of Engagement

A worried man once approached a saint who lived near a stream.  “My wife and I are having issues”, he said.  “Each time we argue, we lose our temper and say things we don’t mean.”  The saint gave the man an earthen pot and instructed him to get him some drinking water from the stream.  When the man reached the stream, a bullock cart happened(..)

A Bed of Stones

A boy has a superb assortment of colourful stones that he has gathered over the years. He meets a girl with a unique collection of antique coins. The boy is fascinated by the girl’s coins and tells her that he will give her all his stones in exchange for her coins. The girl agrees. The boy sneaks out a couple of his most exquisite stones, and gives the(..)

An Optionless Choice

A rich, old man with no offspring decides to hold a competition to determine who should get his inheritance. He summons all the poor people in the locality, and gives each one a seed. “Plant this seed and nurture it. In one year, bring back the flower that grows from it. Whoever brings me the most beautiful flower is capable of nurturing my wealth, and(..)

The Shackles of Liberty

An elitist private school was faced with a unique problem, where a bunch of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick. They would apply it in the restroom, which was fine. But after that, they would press their lips on the mirror, leaving dozens of little lip prints. The untidy marks on the mirror caused inconvenience for the rest of the girls during(..)

A Civilized Jungle

A Civilized Jungle

The wild musings… July 27, 2017 (Day 4). I waited. Patiently.(..)

The Aching Joy

The Aching Joy

Shine & Shadows… What is tougher — the first or the last(..)

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