Who dives in Mal anyways?

Am thinking of taking a long-due and well-deserved vacation. Where should I go, any ideas? Maldives possibly? is it still open?

Jokes aside – but no, on a serious note – is it still open?

Anyway, been a long day and work is still on. Also excited coz we are just a few days away from two major events – the Prana Pratishtha of the Sri Rama Mandir in Ayodhya and the inauguration of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in the UAE. And another life event that I will tell you in due course. For now, here is a contribution from my in-house budget Shashi Tharoor, my mom. Here is a bit about Paraprosdokians.

Parapro what?

Well they are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected & is frequently humorous. Here are some examples…

  • Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
  • The last thing I want to do is hurt you…. but it’s still on my list.
  • Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
  • We never really grow up…. we only learn how to act in public.
  • War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
  • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
  • I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
  • You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
  • I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.
  • To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first & call whatever you hit the target.
  • Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car mechanic.
  • You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
  • I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder & harder for me to find one now.
  • Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

My personal favorite is the last one:) Have a good evening!