When at home, I used to lie on the terrace at night and look at the stars, plenty of stars. Light breeze from all directions stroked my cheeks, played with my hair. Oh! What a wonderful feeling! . . . a sense of expanse, no barriers, no constraints. Continue reading
Kukhnya (Kitchen) is a Russian comedy serial, which depicts the life of a group of people working in a Moscow restaurant. In one of the episodes, a customer got furious over a badly prepared dish and started scolding Lui, the chef who had prepared it. All the restaurant staff were scared and nervous. At that time the head chef was heavily drunk and sleeping in his room. Suddenly, one of the chefs Leva went into the head chef’s office, put on his coat with the badge, and came to that table. Continue reading
Disputes, arguments, altercations are quite common in international cricket matches. As a child, I enjoyed such incidents even more than the matches! Even today, now and then I stop by YouTube and watch videos of such past fights. They are so funny! I also notice that such videos usually get more than 50-60 thousand views. Continue reading
पेड-पौधे, जन्तु-जानवर आदि के बारे में गहरी जानकारी रखने में मेरी कभी दिलचस्पी नहीं रही, इसलिए मुझे अधिकांश पेडों और जन्तुओं का नाम नहीं पता । यह स्थिति और अधिक कठिन तब हो जाती है जब किसी दूसरी भाषा में कोई लेख पढा जा रहा हो । अब जब अपनी ही भाषा में पौधों का नाम नहीं पता, तो भला दूसरी भाषा में क्या पता चलेगा ! Continue reading
Routine annual inspection of our school went well and smoothly. After the education inspector left, the teacher asked our class –
— So, how was it?
Everybody said “Fine madam!”, but one girl remarked –
— Madam, I think they should have done a surprise inspection, then only they would have known the correct picture. Otherwise everything here is planned and prepared — questions, answers, reading, everything — how would he know the truth? Continue reading