Monday, December 22, 2014

27coupons Contest

I was referred to this contest by my friend Vandana Choudhary for entering this contest. Here goes my post-
l would use to avail deals from the amazing

The first coupon that I would use -

1. Digital Camera Deal

30 % off on cameras? That would make my purchase so smooth and inexpensive. Not only the digicam would help me take great photos of people and then boast about my skills on facebook and instagram, it would turn me into a professional (wannabe) photographer. It would also come in handy for my work as I am a dentist and need clinical photographs. Life is easy with such coupons. Who knows? Maybe it will make me take up a hobby like wildlife photography or some other adventurous venture. Life is unpredictable.

2. Ray-bans deal
The website also has a 36% off on RayBans! Now the Dabang within me can rejoice and come out. I would purchase the shades and flaunt them with elan. Thank you so much 27coupons! I am sure it will help me score brownie points with all the hot dames around me.

3. Mobile Phones
Amazon has an amazing range of mobile handsets and with 27coupons, I can get hold of Nokia, Samsung, Sony, HP handsets with upto 60% off. It is unbelievable and I would love to grab hold of this offer too as my old phone has started to give in and I am in a dire need of a new smartphone.

4. Men's Sports Shoes
Workouts are a must in the modern day sedentary lifestyle and what better day to kick your day off with some good quality sports shoes? Now 27coupons offers upto 60% on sports shoes on and isn't that great?

5. Laptops deal
If those weren't enough, this website has coupons for laptops too. Laptops are a basic necessity these days and a 30% off deal on laptops by 27coupons is really a boon for the customers. I would love to grab hold of this deal and upgrade my laptop as soon as possible. Life is getting simpler and better.

6. Books Deal
The site also offers upto 57% off on books on So, awaken the nerdy bookworm within you and get shopping. I would love to avail this offer and purchase all those books I wanted to read but couldn't manage the budget for. This sure is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

7. Electronics Deal
The hottest deal of them all is the electronics deal on 27coupons. With the help of the 75% off coupons, I can purchase all the basic daily need items that were just lying in my online shopping cart for my lack of will. Now this deal is going to give me the necessary push to finally buy those electronic items like iron, mini-fridge, a new TFT screen for the computer in my office and many more such things.

8. Watches
A yet more exciting deal is the 82% off on watches deal on the website. Watches maketh a man a superman. They are things of utility which also help in accessorizing. They are style statements, status symbols and what not! I would love to avail the amazing offer on 27coupons to purchase a flashy new watch for myself.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

God Is A Gamer- Ravi Subramanian

ISBN- 978-0-143-42139-9
Title- God is a Gamer: Is revenge a crime?
Author- Ravi Subramanian
Publisher- Penguin Books, India
Genre- Thriller
Pages- 310
Price- Rs 299
E-Book Available

Ravi Subramanian is now a well-known name in Indian fiction and he seems to have taken his job as a thriller writer more seriously than ever before with his book "God is a Gamer" that I have just finished on request. Yes, it is an autographed copy and it is an honour to having been invited to review it.

About the cover-
A silhouette of a man standing in front of the White House adorns the cover of the page. The tagline "Is revenge a crime?" raises questions which cannot be answered by just flipping through the initial pages of the novel which is the sign of a good thriller. The introduction at the back also reveals almost nothing about the plot and if anything, it only adds to the mystery. The fonts could have been less generic though.

About the plot and characters-
The book opens in a fragmented manner with different chapters opening in different settings and the tying up of all those fragments is what constitutes most of the novel. The concept of bitcoins and the details of various other news-y stuff like wikileaks and VPNs are educative and make the novel more contemporary. It cannot be said that the novel is in the unputdownable category as it is not your proper thriller per se. It has murders and intrigue but there are so many things happening in it that you might need to put it down, get some sleep and catch up with all the happenings after a break maybe.

The main characters of the novel are Aditya, Swami, Sundeep, Adrian, Varun, Tanya with a longer list of side characters like Swami, Malvika, Stan, Mike, Gilian, Gloria, Josh aka Rudra etc. My point is that there are one too many characters so, it is virtually too difficult to predict the ending and to point out who is the quintessential "bad guy". The long cast might be the weak point of the novel but it more than makes up for it in the end.

About the book
Penguin has done a good job with the editing overall. There were no printing errors and the pages along with the cover are of good quality. The writing is tight and the words are not forced. The language is pretty fluid as the novel switches back and forth from America to India. It seems to be written with a furious pace and then edited and compiled sensibly as there are many things that are at first left hanging in mid air and then settled before the end. The best part of this novel is getting to the later pages. The initial buildup and suspense might get tedious but it all becomes worthwhile once the clarification session begins. Do not try to read the last pages first like a greedy reader as that's where all the fun is concentrated.

Just to add as a footnote, the novel could have been further edited to streamline the plot at certain places but I think the author must have meant to create the chaos and only the patient readers would get through past 270 pages to find the real treat.

I'd give the book 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Baggout Contest- Aloknath goes shopping

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When Aloknathji decided to shop online, he was completely clueless as he didn't know how to go about it. Not that he didn't know how to operate a computer; but it was just that he was not sure whether the computer was sanskari or not.

So, the first thing he did was to order a sanskari computer through After the computer was delivered to him, he put a kalasa full of rice in front of it and then knocked it over. The rice fell, the family clapped.
He then proceeded to turn the computer on and the computer opened to the tunes of Dharmic chants. The screen flashed-

1. To listen to artis, click here.
2. To sing and record bhajans, click here.
3. To perform instant kanyadan, click here.
4. To delete all non-sanskari data, click here.
5. To shop for sanskari stuff on, click here.

Aloknathji, impressed with technology, touched the laptop's feet and clicked on the fifth option. The shopping website opened with flashy, eye-catching banner popping up. It read "Hot new aarti venues are available in your area. For keertan, click here", after registering for the keertan by giving his bank account details, Aloknathji proceeded to the shopping website. The site was trustworthy, after all, it was sanskari. 

Through the site, Babuji browsed through flipkart, and other such cool shopping websites. He ordered for himself a set of sanskari books laced with lots of bhakti and aradhna. Due to the cool vouchers and cashback deals available on the site, he got a discount which he donated to poor people. He also bought a shawl for himself which he wanted to wear in front of his samdhi and samdhan ji. The older light grey shawl was getting boring, so he opted for a new slightly more light grey one. With the cashback he received from the transaction, he funded the kanyadan of a few brides. 

All this while he also performed e-Kanyadan through his special sanskari Skype software and blessed all the newlyweds and wished them a happy married life. Suddenly the clock struck 8 and Babuji realized that it was way past his bedtime. He listened to his favourite bhajans, performed Satyanarayana katha as usual and then went to sleep. The next day, as he woke up at 5, the sanskari laptop touched his feet and then both of them went on morning walk. 

As he returned from the morning walk and got ready to take bath, his items arrived one by one through pushpak viman. He checked his watch to ascertain that the items were delivered on correct muhoort. As he received the items, he also applied tilak on the boxes and performed their aarti to ward off any evil spirits.

In the pious atmosphere, the packages were opened with the correct muhoorta arrived by the eldest son Mohnish Behl. As the rest of the family clapped. A brief song and dance program followed where every member of the family from maternal uncle of the daughter in law's brother in law to their pet dog performed on pre-rehearsed songs. 
Thus Aloknathji's sanskari shopping experience concluded.

This entry was a part of the baggout contest. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fans and Followers of Creaky Noises- Please note!

This blog will be moving to a new address where I'd post my cartoons AND write-ups including the book reviews in one place. I'll also be working on a Facebook page for the same.

This page will stay on the insistence of the Archeological Survey of India. Feel feel to browse through the relics and no flash photography please.

Oh yes, I almost forgot- here is the new address-

See you there!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Toon On Kejriwal and A Good News!

Guys, so happy to announce that my blog has been chosen as one of the top blogs in Humour And Satire category by Blogadda. Please click the following link and register your vote for me if you haven't already... of course IF you like my work. :D

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