Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.

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  Dear Uncle, The candidates for prime minister are not to my liking. Is immigration a good option? Regards, Charandas Chaurasia, Varanasi   Dear Mr Chaurasia, There have been very few … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

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  Dear Uncle, My son wants to grow up to be like Rahul Gandhi. How can I help him? Nita, Mumbai   Dearest Nita, He needs help from a trained … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 16 Comments

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  Dear Uncle, Should I vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Sunita, Bengaluru   Dear Sunita, Seeing the massive media coverage, I had anticipated that this problem would arise. … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 10 Comments

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Dear Uncle, Nowadays I am unable to lift Pinky. Can you suggest any solution? Regards, Rocky, Chandigarh   Dear Rocky, You could go to the gym more. Or she could … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

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  Dear Uncle, Our grandmother has started talking to furniture. Is this a cause for concern? Javed, Bangalore   Respected Javed-bhai, The key question is, is the furniture talking back? … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 12 Comments

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  Dear Uncle, My neighbour has purchased a Harley-Davidson. I am apprehensive. Can you give any suggestion? Sashi Kant, Ghaziabad   Dear Sashi, You have forgotten to mention whether your … Continue reading

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  Dear Uncle, Nobody in our office wants to bell the cat. What should we do? Shekhar, Chennai   Dear Shekhar, First, you need to creep up on the cat … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 10 Comments


  Dear Uncle, Is there an Italian song I should be singing? Somdev, Dibrugarh   Dear Somdev, O Sole Mio is traditional. It’s better if you’re large and hairy. But … Continue reading

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  Dear Uncle, I love this girl, but her father wants to kill me. What should I do? Ranjeet, Jaipur   Dear Ranjeet, In order for me to help you, … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 2 Comments


  Respected Uncle-Sir, How much butter is enough? Venky, Madurai   Beloved Venky, It all depends on to who you are applying it to. Senior people usually require large quantities. … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment


Dear Uncle, The other day I heard a public announcement saying that if I am being followed by a suspicious person, I should inform the police. But what do I … Continue reading

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Dear Uncle, I was planning to pursue further studies in Australia, but my tout ran away. What should I do? Regards, Raman, Coimbatore     Dear Raman, It all depends … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 1 Comment


Dear Uncle, Is it OK to eat lasagna with my hands? Bunty, Amritsar.   Dear Bunty, Most certainly it is. But you have to maintain a certain decorum while doing so. Sit … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

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