Monday, June 20, 2005

Of Spilt Beer and Stinking Clothes

On his Amsterdam trip last week, yours truly had his first encounter with the liquid which makes many a man go weak in the knees - Beer.

Dining out at an alfresco cafe one night with Ms Doordarshan, Mr Telegraph, and Ms Star News, Toe Knee had no idea of what fate had in store for him.

The poor soul had ordered a glass of chocomel (chocolate milk) while the others had opted for the fizzier drink.

But in true-blue filmi style, the blonde bombshell of a waitress tripped over the carpet and dumped the contents of a humongous pitcher of beer onto the poor guy's torso.

For the wet, dripping and stinking scribe, the apologies of the waitress did not help matters.

And pray, what did fellow travellers on the flight home think of the stench emanating from Toe Knee's jacket? We'll leave you to figure that one out.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Of Driving Lessons and Roads on Fire

Look who's driving too? Swaty Prakash, recovering from a tussle with her haemoglobin count, is presently in the process of learning to drive.

And what better car to practise on than her swanky new pearl-silver Alto?

Hey Swats, just make sure you don't set the roads on fire as you whizz past. Another such learner is apna Debjit who's also planning to swap his mobike for a four-wheeler.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Of Merry Mrigs and Sweltering Shoots

Of all things Mriganka had to undergo as part of her current stint at a business news channel, doing piece-to-cameras in Delhi's sweltering heat has to take the cake.

Recently, the poor lass had to give five takes for a shoot outside a Noida mall at 2 in the afternoon. Poor Mrigs.