Funny

  • by Twinkle Khanna
    Winter has swallowed the sun and the sky is the colour of stubbed-out ash. If that is not gloomy enough, then I read some statistics and come to a profoundly depressing truth: Human beings are…
  • by Twinkle Khanna
    The pursuit of beauty has always been a royal pain in the posterior. I first made this discovery at seventeen when I wore a jersey dress embellished with gold safety pins in place of sequins,…
  • by Twinkle Khanna
    Can I have Maggi tonight?’ my daughter asks me as she leaves for her math tuition. That yellow packet with its red logo has an inexplicable power over me. When I look at it, I…
  • by Twinkle Khanna
    The first nudist colony in the world was reportedly based in Thane in 1891. At The Fellowship of the Naked Trust, clothes were not allowed, though you were kindly permitted to wear your eyeglasses and…
  • by Twinkle Khanna
    Every fall, the Monarch butterfly begins a 3,000-mile journey to Mexico. In spring, Sandhill cranes converge in Nebraska. During summer, a large population of two-legged creatures clamber into metal tubes, change longitudes and latitudes, and…
  • by Twinkle Khanna
    Sweet. The word is often used as a barometer for likeability. As in, ‘Oh she is so nice, so sweet!’ The dictionary also considers it as a synonym for likeable. Along with affable, amiable and…
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    Hurtling over the compound wall, a yellow ball lands in the garden as I am strolling with my sister-in-law. It is followed by a gangly boy in swift pursuit. I sprint to the hedge, bend…
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    9am: Coffee in hand, I sit in the balcony trying to analyse the cognitive dissonance that led to the moment when Will Smith, in the pursuit of his wife’s happiness, clambered onto the stage and…
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    This scam hinged on ten beers and a bottle of gin ordered on the phone from our regular wine shop. Being long-standing customers, we had an arrangement that bills would be settled monthly. One month,…
  • by Twinkle Khanna
    11am Preparations are rife for Women’s Day. There are events and discussions lined up. More than feeling like an empowered woman though, I have started feeling like Ganpati bappa, who is put on a dais,…