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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 Last Walk

The Last Walk

Quest of Preciousness Nov 28, 6:00 pm, Rishikesh.  I watched the(..)

The Brave Coward

Once there lived a man who was always scared and would run away from everything he feared.  Tired of living a scared life, he went to a wise man for guidance, “Master, I have been a coward all my life.  Please teach me to be brave.” “Sure, but only on one condition,” Master replied.  “For one month, every stranger who crosses your path, tell(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 4

Co-authored by Nisha Advani & Arun Nathani An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old, faded(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 3

Co-authored by Roshan Varghese & Arun Nathani An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old,(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 2

Co-authored by Rohan Autee & Arun Nathani  An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old, faded(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 1

Co-authored by Shamshu Hirani & Arun Nathani An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old, faded(..)

Road Less Cycled

Once a man was riding a cycle and noticed another rider about half a mile ahead of him.  The man realized that the rider was traveling at a speed slightly lower than him, and decided to overtake the latter.  The man had about a mile to go on the road before taking his intended turn.  So, he started cycling faster and with every block inched closer to the(..)

Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par

Today is Cybage’s Silver Jubilee Anniversary.  It has been a(..)

Remember Me!

Remember Me!

COVID-19… “Remember, when I laid in despair in the(..)

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(..)

Duty in Despair

Once during a famine, a desperate man stepped out of his house to earn a living.  He came across a fruit farm.  Hungry, he decided to steal some fruits.  But, as he started plucking, the farmer came chasing after him with a stick.  The man ran into a nearby forest and climbed a tree to evade the farmer. From his vantage point, the man witnessed a(..)

Dil Chahta Hai!

Dil Chahta Hai!

Yeh dosti… The older we get, the difficult it becomes to make(..)

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