Monday, November 30, 2009

Bookaroo

This year I happened to go to Bookaroo which for the ignorant is a literary festival held in Delhi. It also happened last year which was its debut. It was basically a bunch of different workshops where writers and people came and did workshops with people. Not a surprise. I think the best event this year that I went to was Mughal Masala. The worst was how Nirulas took over the concession stand and there was a line so huge that it took an hour to buy WATER! In conclusion I think those guys should be ashamed of themselves!

Saleem

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Note: For some of my readers who do not know Thanksgiving is a festival where Americans eat unthinkably large quantities of this bird:
To grace this time-honored tradition (of diabetes) I have composed a song.

Its a time to eat
and eat we will.
We will eat
a big Turkey Bird
Turkey Bird
Turkey Bird!

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

-Saleem

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brain stimulating experiences

These lately days I have been having a lot of "Brain Stimulating Experiences" (a product of Pepsico ltd). Like going to some tiger park and washing the dishes (see Wednesday, October 28th) etc.
Now I want to hear about your "Brain Stimulating Experiences" (Only 10% LSD). Please comment and tell me.

-Saleem

PS Shocking News: Dogs=Cars!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ranthambore: a foto esae

This is foto esae of my trip to Ranthambore. Its rather long.

The ever hospitable citizens of Ranthambore.


The tourists of Ranthambore


OOH AAH The magnificent tiger. Her name is Machli.


This puts me in mind of the Last Supper. I think there are thirteen.


These are some cool birds I saw.


Dis was da hootal ah stayyed on.


The termite equivalent of any metropolis you care to name. The Big Dirt Pile


These are some of the many Deer I saw. The spotted ones are called cheetal. The non-spotted ones are sambhar. The evil one is Death himself. Don't believe it! He just wants you to think its the flash!


This was en exceptionally rare sighting. A sloth-bear which my fathers friend who has been going there for 20 yrs has only seen once before. I swear I heard someone say "Hai Allah!" when he/she stood up.


Of course if you are too lazy or unlucky to really spot a tiger you can always take a picture of one of the photos that (I guarantee!) will be hanging around your hotel.






Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Last Tiger Filler

Well this is it I'm finally off. To the New World. To the land of tigers. To Ratambore!
I will encounter feral fungi! Famished flowers! And ferocious felines. (okay maybe not the first two but probably the latter). I'll be back on sunday night. Leaving tonight. Thank You.

-Saleem

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm thinking of a number

I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 10. Whosoever's comment is closest will win. You can only comment once. After the first ten comments no entries will be accepted. Please use your real name and not Anonymous.

-Saleem