International Day of Yoga: The unofficial (animated) Google doodle

Noticed some people lamenting on social media about the absence of a Google doodle to mark the first International Day of Yoga (Google celebrated Father’s Day instead). A day late, but the International Yoga Day unofficial Google doodle is here and it is also animated to boot. Identify the asana.

Coming soon: The post-Piku t-shirts (and panjabis) 😉

Post-Piku t-shirt

You might have read the reviews, or better still, watched the ‘motion picture’. Shoojit Sircar’s Piku brings out the poop (or rather the lack of it) obsession from the Bangali bhadrolok’s household to the silver screen, much to the amusement of us Bangalis and oBangalis (non-Bengalis) alike. Not sure if any other community is as [Read more]

RK Laxman – the unofficial Google doodle

RK Laxman - the unofficial Google doodle

RK Laxman, India’s best-known cartoonist, died on January 26, 2015. He was 93. I had the opportunity to meet the legendary cartoonist once, as a student in Bhopal, but I (and we all) knew him best through his cartoons. Cutting the Chai pays tribute to the man, in the form of an unofficial Google doodle. [Read more]

Evolution of audio players through ‘PK’ posters

Yet another Cutting the Chai image that got massively shared online. While the parody poster of Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming film PK starring Aamir Khan, attempts to depict the evolution of the audio player, it in itself also went through an evolutionary process. This is what I photoshopped almost immediately after seeing the poster. A quick [Read more]

Vote for The Religion of Man Revolving Political Party of India

Indian Lovers Party

BBC News quotes a Cutting the Chai post in a feature on Indian political parties with strange names. The Election Commission can reject the application if certain conditions aren’t met, he adds, – for example, if the name has an obvious caste or religious reference. The Religion of Man Revolving Political Party of India managed [Read more]

An alphabet chart of Indian political party symbols

Indian political party symbols alphabet chart

Now that the aam aadmi has got a party, the aam bachcha also needs to learn the letters of Indian politics much earlier than ever before. Here’s an educational tool in an age-old format for netas of tomorrow – an alphabet chart with Indian political party and election symbols. (Also see: Indian political party election [Read more]

According to eBay, Blue Dart can go back in time to deliver packages

According to eBay India, Blue Dart has a time machine

Like many of you, I haven’t had the best of experiences with courier services and the situation is now such that I am actually surprised if something I sent is delivered on time. But when this email from landed in my inbox, I had to sit up and take notice and quickly type out [Read more]