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A Special Interview with Mush

Bad Guy, very Bad Guy We all love Mush - don't we?
You know Mush - that slimy dictator of a country in South Asia or somewhere. He gave birth to more terror outfits in his lifetime than the kids of Osama bin Laden(s combined). Irony is that he was almost killed by one of them as well. A number of times.


Mush was a badass. Hell, he still is. Trained as a commando and right upto the neck style bravado, he felt he was the real life Sunny Deol that his country did not have. A man with tremendous imagination, unimaginable optimism and infinite stupidity - he was a perfect leader of a country that produces world class terrorists (who always fail to hit their targets in the US).

He was finally arrested and agreed to answer my questions from prison. I would like to thank the Takistani Government for giving me the permission to enter the Isitthatbad Zoo.

Mush: Get here on a double. Shoot yer questions, I ain't got all day.
Me: Yeah, thanks General for this chance.

Me: You once ruled this …

A Special Interview With Diggy Raja

Last weekend, Diggy Raja responded to the email I sent to him a year back. That too he chose the snail mail. Yes, that's right. I received a postcard for the email! He wrote that he would allow me to interview him. He also gave me the place and time. Every month he visits a renowned psychiatrist for schizophrenia related ailments. While returning he would have some time and that's when he would answer my questions. I was glad. So I went to the clinic, showed the postcard and surprisingly was put into the van where he was sitting. He was restrained with steel chains. But he seemed to be sitting comfortably. A mark of habit perhaps.

Me: Thank you very much Diggy Raja for allowing me to interview you. It is an honor.
DR: Aaaaaarrrggghh.(Eyes turn red) Hide your shirt...I said hide your shirt.....(he was screaming and crying at the same time)

Me: I was wearing a normal brown shirt with a 'OM' symbol etched in yellow. I buttoned my jacket to hide my shirt.
DR: Much better...(s…

Will there be Change?

This question looms large over all Indians. The 2014 general elections is approaching. Sure it is still another year to go, but for us somehow this one feels so different. Over the last five years India and the world has changed a lot.The Congress ruled Government has some serious challenge to face. In spite of the contribution to national development they are facing the flak.

Achievements of the present government -
All records for corruption have been broken. The total scams unearthed so far in the short span of four years is equivalent to the GDP of all of Africa combined.Successfully supporting, shielding corrupt people.Dividing the nation on communal lines.Ensuring that the rate of growth declines and the economy slows down.Accelerating inflation and promoting crimes.Not preventing a rape wave but successfully assault protesters.Somehow finding BJP and Hindutva responsible for all ills. On the opposite side is the still unfortunately untainted(economically) Narendra Modi. Though…

Warm Bodies and Hannibal

Warm Bodies was a movie I looked forward to watching. Last weekend I did and I loved it. The entire essence of human to human connection was something I searched and found in the entire film. To some extent hilarious, it had a serious undertone - the kind of comedy films that I love the most. Perhaps the only 'zombie' movie that I would recommend others to watch. With love anything can change. Well, almost.


On the other hand I have been watching the Hannibal series. Watching is not the correct word. I am swallowing it. Episode by episode. I watched almost four or five episodes in one single day in one sitting. Now that is what I can call an achievement. I am sure you know what this series is about so I am not going to spoil this by spoilers. I suggest you go through the episodes. One episode will suffice to keep you hooked though. Mad's acting has been exemplary. The others are good too but the suave gentleman got most of the attention. And rightly so.

Lusting After Inferno by Dan Brown

I am a big fan of historical fiction and that I love Dan Brown's books should come as no surprise. I read all the previous books of Dan Brown before starting from Angels and Demons to the Lost Symbol and loved them all. The idea of conspiracy theories coupled with historical accuracy keep me hooked to them.



Inferno launched in India this year and I had been waiting for it. Unfortunately I am deep in whatever. So could not get the time even to think about going ahead and buying it. Now the things seems to be improving on the personal and official front so perhaps I will just book the order for the book and have it ordered to me in the office itself. Saves me all the hassle of going to the bookstore and all - you know normal 'buy online' tendency. Perhaps there is some laziness to it as well, but I won't accept that here anyway.

Inferno does promise to be a great book. Also that Dan never let me down in the past is a plus point. So here's hoping that this bo…

Significance of June 6

Tomorrow is June 6th. The world may be well on its way to forget the importance of the day. But I, far away from the historic places, value it. Yes, I mean the battlefield of Normandy or Normandie. On June, 6th , 1944, the Allied forces began their Operation Overlord. English, American and Canadian forces assaulted the German forces of Festung Europa, perched on the imposing but ineffective Atlantik Wall.

This is not going to be a war account. I have no veteran stories or other war manuals or diaries to share either. I just write this in memory of the countless number of Allied soldiers killed my MG42s while they were coming ashore, the disfigured bodies of many Allied men (nay boys) who faced hell from the German artillery batteries and static naval guns. I write about the hundreds of paratroopers who went behind the lines to harass German forces in their rear, the pilots who broke the back of the German transport and logistics network, about the valiant few members of the French re…