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]

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]

Harlem Shake (The Meira Kumar ‘baith jaiye’ edition)

Cutting the CHai - Default featured image

Adding a Lok Sabha flavour to the viral Harlem Shake meme. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar’s ‘baith jaiye’ pleads to MPs seem to largely go unheard inside the house, but outside the Parliament it is no less than a phenomenon and fits perfectly into the Harlem Shake pandemonium. Enjoy and please baith jaiye. Shorter version

Manmohan Singh’s 80th birthday unofficial Google doodle

Manmohan Singh’s 80th birthday unofficial Google doodle

Our dear Prime Minister Sardar Manmohan Singh turns an octogenarian on September 26, 2012 and Cutting the Chai commemorates it with an unofficial Google doodle. Dr Singh’s caricature strategically represents the ‘G’ in the Google logo and and quite like the PM in his political avatar, the lips aren’t open. Also added a little animation, [Read more]

Amitabh Bachchan’s Raam-Jaane-meets-Anil-Kapoor avatar

The title of this post is precisely what this image reminded me of, even though @SrBachchan isn’t as blessed with copious amounts of body hair as Anil Kapoor. Yet another Sholay phatichar joke: If Anil Kapoor played Thakur in Sholay, then Gabbar would’ve yelled, “Yeh baal humko de de Thakur, yeh baal humko de de!” [Read more]

April Fool’s Day unofficial Google doodle

Unofficial Google April Fool's Day doodle

Google is known for its April Fool’s Day pranks, but there has been only one All Fool’s Day Google doodle till date. As there isn’t any April Fool doodle on the Google home page this first of April, here’s to fill the void is an unofficial edition of the Google April Fool’s Day doodle. Click [Read more]

Top 10: Indian political parties with amusing (if not hilarious) names

I would have named the party I founded as the ‘Tea Party’ only that the prerequisites of a constitution, 100 members, Rs 10,000 and 100 affidavits on Rs 2 stamp papers are a bit too overwhelming for a chaiwallah like me. If you think Tea Party is a funny name for a political party, check [Read more]