Farrukh Dhondy


Farrukh Dhondy

Slut as in slattern

Slut as in slattern
“Isn’t it strange?
Isn’t it rich?
That Panini
The Grammarian of Sanskrit
Is now an Italian sandwich?”

From Hai Doonya!

Unheard, unspoken stories of cinema

An actor does his best. But what unfolds in front of the camera — that’s a mystery nobody has been able to unravel — says Amitabh Bachchan in an interview with Bhawana Somaaya.

Longing for cybersilence

“O servants of Soney Baba sing
And thank God we are atheists
O Scorpion without your sting
O City burning through the mists!”
From Booddi Key Baal
by Bachchoo

LS to sit today, but Food Bill on Mon.

Despite many ministers, MPs and leaders opposed to it, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar ruled Friday that the House will sit on Saturday. But the Food Security Bill will be taken up for discussion and passage only on Monday.

Thief steals entire stretch of highway in Russia

Moscow: Road raid! An over-ambitious Russian thief managed to steal 82 blocks of concrete slabs from a whole stretch of a busy highway without anyone noticing.
The 40-year-old allegedly ripped up doz

After Af-Pak, US to deploy drones to fresh frontiers

Washington: The US is shifting its huge fleet of drones from combat zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan to fresh frontiers, where these planes will spy on a melange of armed groups, drug runners, pirat

Youth hangs self in Kenyan embassy

An 18-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling inside the Kenyan embassy in Vasant Kunj on Friday.

Life is ‘short’ for Richa

Richa Chadda, who is still soaking in the positive reviews for her performance in Fukrey, has quite a lot to look forward to.

Smart? Not really!

Oh! Men!

From Babylonian Graffiti (Ed. Bachchoo)

Cop held while accepting bribe

A police inspector (PI) posted with the Vinobha Bhave Nagar police station was caught by the officials of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of `25,000.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.