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  • Life Never Comes With a Manual

    Examination hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. They laugh when I say "examination hall".

  • Where Art Thou, Landline?

    Watching movies at home, no more missing the crucial scene as I have to dart to the bathroom, no rushing to catch the start of the

  • How often do you really look at a man's shoes?

    Sure I lived in sunny Southern California, but life is not quite Sunset Boulevard or Rodeo Drive or Malibu Beach.

  • Less is More

    But when you DO get that time, you'll be able to explain how the bird escaped from the cage not only in just two sentences, but with both your hands in your pockets…

  • Soap Opera

    In America, they put soap in the mouth of a kid when he uses swear words. The cussing has happened, he is a kid and the soap is out. But here's the catch: His daily dose of medicines include Propecia that

  • Are You Being Served?

    AFTER meeting the full cast of My Little Pony movie at Comic Con 2017 in San Diego, California along with getting their autographs, it is only natural that my six-year-old daughter goes to see the movie.

  • Eighteen Plus

    Forget the 2,000 years, focus on the rightmost two digits. The world has turned 18, woo hoo! Therefore, not a surprise that 17 has been anything but boring.

  • The Flight to Freedom

    Like every child, I'm a fussy eater. So, when I finally finish eating after what seems an eternity, mom goes, “Everybody clap! Naveed has

  • The Rat of Brooklyn

    I land at New York's John F Kenney Airport. Soon after, I am greeted by the sound of typical New York, or should I say, JFK Airport—an irritated, middle aged lady barking orders for people to line up as per their visa/immigration/nationality status.

  • Long Raining Reigns

    Definitely many long nights of depression with the end of the long running Sultan Suleiman—one of the most popular shows on local TV. In fact, I had to make sure my weekly TV show, The Naveed Mahbub Show on ATN Bangla ...

  • Dip Flip

    Being late in Dhaka due to traffic jam is the lamest of all excuses. For if there is anything predictable in Dhaka, it is the gnarling traffic jam. To make it on time for an appointment across town, all one has to do is start two days early.

  • So Long, Dinosaur…

    While the world and even many in Bangladesh are going paperless, some are adamant about killing trees and sending snail mail by courier, which has a 50 percent rate of successful delivery.

  • The sky has fallen

    The sky has fallen for the Tigers after South Africa. Add insult to injury, there is ensuing politics, I mean real street political politics—just to divert our attention from the whitewash in South Africa, Taskin Ahmed gets married.

  • The 4th Idiot

    UST like when Usain Bolt and his cohorts dart off at the sound of the pistol, there are at least 10 anxious fellow countrymen of mine making a beeline for the front door at no less an impressive 0 to 60, their sprint triggered by the landing gear of the aircraft making contact with Runway 14 of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

  • Not Egg-xactly Egg-static

    OCTOBER 11 is World Obesity Day. October 13 is World Egg Day. October 14 is Global Hand Washing Day (makes sense, gotta wash the hands after handling eggs—there's salmonella). October 16 is World Food Day. At this rate, I would expect October 17 to be World Diarrhea Day…

  • Now Everyone Can Fly

    At the check-in counter of Air Asia at Taipei Airport, I notice two things. One, the 7kg carry-on limit is for the TOTAL weight of both carry-on items and NOT for each, as I thought initially.

  • Who Deserves a Hat Trick?

    The only good thing about the Donald Trump tragedy is that comedians are in business. In fact they (the comedians) have become lazy as Trump himself is delivering the jokes on a silver platter.

  • The rhinocerine politician

    I guess we have to come to accept that Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer a little girl with a little doll called the Nobel Peace Prize. She has matured into a seasoned and rhinocerine politician.

  • Un Sung Fuh Ror

    Aung San Suu Kyi – what an impressive resume.

  • Fifty Shades of White

    Combine the seven colours of the rainbow and you get white light. That's not to say that combine all the rainbow flags and you get white.

  • Ask first, walk later

    After taking the vitals of my mother, the nurse at this hospital in Bangkok, Thailand asks me in a soothing melody: “Yoll mathall blood pleshull high flom walkeeng to this loom?”

  • Flying while daddy

    I‘m a frequent and solo flier without the privilege of pre-boarding as a business class passenger.

  • Murphy's Brother-in-Law

    The red marks on my three month old's face are definitely not mosquito bites. And mosquitoes are something we are REALLY scared of.

  • June Mayhem

    As the Lion goes in for the kill of the Kangaroo, the Tiger gets ready for the semi-finals. This is one day when every Bangladeshi is an

  • The curse of the Bonsai

    The horizontal axis of the graph surely extends from the right to the left, Middle Eastern style. That is the only explanation for

  • It Is The Time…

    It is the time when the head of the roadside restaurant is covered up during lunchtime as we only see the legs, knees downwards. Just

  • Semana Caliente

    A man in Bronx, New York, gets into his Honda just like another man in London who gets into his Hyundai. The Bronx man drives

  • Gold Finger

    You have a son and you worry about that boy. You have a daughter and you have to worry about every boy on the block, because not every parent is worrying about his/her boy.

  • Who is Daddy's Girl?

    Let's face it, if there is anyone we love the most, it's ourselves. It is probably the biggest waste of human cells to have a pair of ears –

  • United we stand, overbooked we fall

    My show hosts in Dallas, Texas treat me to a sumptuous biryani dinner. Being a wise man with an early morning flight the following

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