pan masala

Searching for pan masala? Try Google Pan Mazza

Google is diversifying, but their expanding ambit surely wouldn’t include pan masala. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot find packets of Google Pan Mazza (pan masala or mouth freshner, depending on the packaging) at your neighbourhood panwallah. The lettering of the Google logo is similar and also includes the trademark symbol, an element that [Read more]

Ad from 1982: Pan Parag with Jalal Agha and Kalpana Iyer (and why I can’t ever forget Jalal’s name)

Ad from 1982: Pan Parag with Jalal Agha and Kalpana Iyer

It has happened to the best of quizzards and I was far from being anywhere close to the best. The year was 2000 and the place – a packed auditorium in the south Assam town of Silchar hosting one of North East India’s most prestigious quiz fests – The North Eastern Regional Inter-College Invitation Quiz [Read more]