The Return of Greycat

Story so far For years, our family had owned dogs. Dogs protect the family’s izzat; they conduct themselves with wafadaari and imaandaari. They are easy to understand. And Cats? Nothing prepared us for the arrival of a cat. Cats are not attached to anything— they are the original free-spirits that roam the animal world. You…

Underwear Analytics

When I was young, I failed  this trick question: “What’s the difference between Man and Superman?”. The (now famous) right answer was: “Man wears his underwear inside his trousers, but Superman wears it outside!” Have you ever wondered why most Superheroes of our times wore their inner-wear out? Not merely that, they usually wore contrasting…

Bedazzled in Barcelona

Kowie’s Paradigm, again Last winter, we had to make a perverse choice: of staying 3 days EITHER in Madrid OR Barcelona. Both cities are irresistibly charming — only an idiot’s travel plan would create such a terrible dilemma: we were the idiots! Ultimately, (after a big swig of antacids) we chose Barcelona. On our first…

In Vienna, in search of Strauss

Willkommen in Wien We decided to go from Prague to Vienna by car. For one thing, it was cheaper than buying 5 air-tickets; for another, the taxi was a door-to-door service. The highway was excellent and the scenery was worth every Koruna — Our drive was like a LIVE version of Fast & Furious or…