September 7, 2023

India's Moon Landing - 23/08/2023

 The feat held us all captivated,

Our eyes on our screens, we all waited...

And then -- what a boon,

We’re there on the moon!

A witness, to history created.

On 23rd August, 2023, India became the first country to land a spacecraft (Chandrayan 3) on the lunar south pole, the 'dark side of the moon'.

July 11, 2023

An off-colour limerick - not related to news :)

 This started off as a fun comment on a friend's FB page. Thought I'd share it here as well.

The first 2 lines were taken from The Big Red Train Ride, by Eric Newby, 1978.  The task was to complete the piece :)

There was a young lady of Perm,

Who had an affair with a worm.

But soon it was strained,

Because, she complained,

"It's slimy and cannot stay firm!"

August 26, 2014

My Tryst with the Ice Bucket Challenge

"I've tagged you to pour on your head
A bucket of ice," my pal said.
I thought she was teasing,
But --SPLASH-- I was freezing,
And now I am laid up in bed!

For the uninitiated (if there are any), read more about the 'gone madly viral' Ice Bucket Challenge here

February 17, 2014

On Sweet Talking

A fellow would frequently knock,
On a woman's door trying to sweet talk.
On a fine day they wed,
And since then, it is said,
He's gone mum -- she yaps round the clock!

:-) :-)

January 28, 2014

Literary woes

A gal who was very well-read,
Liked to talk about Dante in bed.
A move most unwise,
For it scared off the guys;
"It's like going through Hell" -- they all said.

January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!

...and the first limerick of the year comes in the wake of Madkane's Limerick-Off, where she provides the first line and others write the limerick(s):

This week, one of the lines she provided was
A woman was throwing things out…*
...and here is my entry

A woman was throwing things out,
Belongings, her boyfriend's (a lout)
"Am decluttering", said she,
"Getting rid of debris,
And that includes him, without doubt."

Enjoy :D :D

July 17, 2013

When Mid-Day Meals Take Lives

They sat with their friends and they ate
Their mid-day meal, but on that date,
The government's mission
Against malnutrition
Went awry -- served up DEATH on their plate.

NDTV 17/07/2013: Twenty-one children are now dead after eating a free mid-day meal at their school in Bihar's Chhapra district, many of them below ten years of age. More than 30 others are in hospital. Read about it here

January 21, 2013

The Thief Who Forgot to Steal

There once lived a thief, burly-built,
Who went to loot house (without guilt).
But the night was so cold,
That he put work on hold,
And went to sleep wrapped in a quilt!

Jan 21, 2013, One India News: A thief in Madhyamgram, West Bengal was found sleeping comfortably under a blanket in the house he had gone to rob at night. Get the story here

January 3, 2013

Chief Inkspot Wishes Readers a Very Happy 2013!

Dear readers, said Inkspot, am keen,
To wish you a year that's serene.
It's time now to shelve,
That two-thousand-twelve --
And welcome two-thousand-thirteen!

Here's wishing you all a safe, peaceful and contented New Year ahead!

December 27, 2012

A Painted-Dented Lass Protests

"Protesters they aren't", the son vented,
"Those women so painted and dented."
Cried a spirited lass,
"My dear Sir, you're an ass!
You should keep your lips sealed and cemented!"

27/12/2012: Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of President Pranab Mukherjee, kicked up a storm when he said it was fashionable for women to take part in protests. Mr. Mukherjee said that ‘highly dented and painted’ women first go to discotheques and then turn up for protests against the Delhi gang-rape.Get the story here