Humour

Humour

Cast(e)ing Aspersions on a new Bride

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, tells us how the grandmother-in-law of his new bride from another community was questioned. Find out more, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The new bride was undergoing an interview with her grandmother-in-law. It was their first meeting. They did not share a common language so a bevy of eager […]

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Devi in Dilemma

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account of the plight of Goddess Durga, on Earth, her parents’ abode, in verse, by Tapati, in Different Truths. Here arrives autumn with sky, a deep blue crystal, With clouds floating like huge cotton balls, The earthy aroma is calling with sweet smell of Lotus, For my descent, the yearly invite from […]

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And a Chipko is Born…

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us how a Chipko was born in their home. He shares the experiences with a young girl from the hills and her love for nature, weeds, wild flowers and all. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We have a young girl from the hills to help out with […]

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The Liquid Path

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about coming of age and an initiation in drinking, in his style, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I feel that the idyllic memories of schooldays, the nostalgia for the carefree happy days of school, without worries stress and tension, are largely exaggerated, and fuelled by alcohol induced amnesia. The […]

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No Country for Shy People!

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us about two men, Ram and Shyam, each other’s foil and what happened to them in a bawdy house Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Ram Kumar and Shyam Singh were colleagues, Punjabis, professionals, batch mates and friends in a large corporation, posted in different towns of Punjab […]

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The Unique Satyanarain: Secularism, Goan Style!

Reading Time: 2 minutesHumourist Soumya keenly observes rituals in government offices in various parts of India. Goa holds the surprise. Smile with him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Traditionally, offices in the government sector in our secular country do not observe any religious ceremony of any faith. This is largely followed in the Eastern sector, […]

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Of Rashtrabhasha, Bongs and Faux Pas!

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe usually think in one language and translate in another. Much is lost in translation, and the meaning often changes. Post college, when Soumya joined the productive workforce, it was in the government sector, and the lingua franca was our Rashtrabhasa. Written work was in archaic English, but spoken word remained primarily Hindi, as the […]

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A Walk in the Park

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about the many sights and sounds of morning walk in Mumbai, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   The gentle musical notes of the cell phone sound jarring. This is followed by a poke in the ribs, a minute later, which is even more so. I reluctantly open my bleary […]

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My First Punju Wedding as an Invited Guest

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us about the boisterous and exuberant Punjabi (slang: Punju) wedding as an invited guest. The Big Fat Punjabi Wedding is a place to be. Here’s more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Bollywood has brought the Punjabi wedding into everyone’s drawing rooms, and nowadays most weddings in India have become […]

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Cooking my Goose

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s an interesting account by Soumya, a humourist, on cooking. We are introducing his humour column, beginning this week, on Tuesdays, exclusively on Different Truths. I am a foodie. My girth hints at it. I take a keen interest in the creative process of cooking too, but all strictly theoretical. I also enjoy cooking as […]

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