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Kickass Bongs #3: Batman was Bengali

or spent a lot of time in Calcutta; how else would he know about the relationship between a ghoti and his fish? From the Batman TV Episode An Egg Grows in Gotham [2.13] Robin: “Ghoti” is “fish”? Batman: See here. English phonetics. GH becomes F, as in “tough” or “laugh”. O becomes I as in … Continue reading

MP3

Was part of the audience for an NDTV show last night where three young MPs, Deepender Hooda, Kalikesh Singh Deo and Manicka Tagore were fielding questions from an audience of students about what it meant to be young and in Parliament. These guys are young, smart, camera-friendly and clearly capable of so much. Wonder what … Continue reading

Exploding pens

Had much fun yesterday reading to kids at Eureka Bookstore, probably the best-known store in the city as far as younger readers are concerned. Was asking grave young readers, who were arranged in Roman military formation for some reason. Scholastic should be pleased with me – many copies of Bewitched were sold, though I was … Continue reading

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