Holy Shit – A Brief Look At Obscenities

Swearing has long been disreputable and in many ways still is. We sort through many words to express our frustration and none but the profane ones meet our needs. So, it just does not mean dirty words. It is entwined in social and linguistic history, and is wonderful stuff!

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

I sometimes wonder whether dreams have a hidden purpose, and whether they are trying to tell us something. The prevailing theories are the Freudian theory that endorses hidden meanings to dream  themes and subject matter, and the Hobsonian theory that relegates them to manifestations of disturbed brain functioning. While the Freudian theory advocates that dreams … Continue reading Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Chettan And The Firecrackers

It is sad…this fire-cracker ban…. I couldn’t remember a Diwali that I celebrated in School without fire-crackers. Much to the dismay of my family members, I am a self confessed fire-cracker freako! Besides, most of the Sivakasi Fireworks future owners (Sivakasi is the center of Fireworks, at least in South India) were our classmates, seniors … Continue reading Chettan And The Firecrackers