Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A tale of kindies

Some time ago at work, I was called to a meeting and told, "Sayesha, we would like your editorial involvement in the new series of kindies (pronounced 'kin-deez') we plan to publish."

"Kindies?? What on earth are kindies??" I enquired.

"Oh. Sorry. Kindies are books for kindergarteners."

"Kindies" it seems.

Boy, am I glad we don't publish books for undergraduates.


abhinav said...

hooo haaa ! sayesha in a business suit , steps upto the presentation stage , clears her throat and says " goodevening ladies and gentlemen , I wish to present my proposal regarding the new line of undies our company intends to launch".thats professional.

And am i the first guy to comment now.someone inform the CNN guys.

Sayesha said...

Hahaha! Abhi, I have no desire to be editorially (or otherwise) involved in any new series of undies! :D

Rays Of Sun said...


Nandya said...

third in line...what do u do girl...i am very fascinated...do kindies even read...or is it just bunny funny wabbits and pink porky pigs drawn on paper

ROS..tu jahan jahan chalegi..mera saaya saath hoga...thaki nahin itna chal chal ke...

Rays Of Sun said...


Its A Long Journey:)..let me see tum kitna saath dete ho;)

Nandya said...
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Thanu said...

Hilarious, just burst out laughing :)

PuNeEt said...

hey this so hillarious

cool one

I'll read ur post "It was a dream..." during the weekend...
busy schedule

tke care

Humjoli said...
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Humjoli said...

better read something interesting then my stupid comment...

Keep away from 5 Star Hotels

Question : "What would you like to have ..Fruit juice, Soda, Tea, Chocolate, Milo, or Coffee?"

Answer: "tea please"

Question : " Ceylon tea, Herbal tea, Bush tea, Honey bush tea, Ice tea or green tea ?"

Answer : "Ceylon tea "

Question : "How would you like it ? black or white ?"

Answer: "white"

Question: "Milk, Whitener, or Condensed milk ?"

Answer: "With milk "

Question: "Goat milk, Camel milk or cow milk"

Answer: "With cow milk please.

Question: " Milk from Freeze land cow or Afrikaner cow?"

Answer: " Um, I'll take it black. "

Question: " Would you like it with sweetener, sugar or honey?"

Answer: "With sugar"

Question: " Beet sugar or cane sugar ?"

Answer: "Cane sugar "

Question:" White , brown or yellow sugar ?"

Answer: "Forget about tea just give me a glass of water instead."

Question: "Mineral water or still water ? "

Answer: "Mineral water"

Question: "Flavored or non-flavored ?"

Answer: "I'll rather die of thirst

Ro said...


nuttysocrates said...

we could do with someone like you on Who's line is it anyway ;)

Ashish said...

Wats the problem with undies!
Its a biig business- everyone uses them :P
I mean undergrads read more than 'kindergrads' ;-)


Vikram H said...

ROTFLMAO!! Ladies and gentleman...this is the future of 'conversational english' as we know it!

L said...

Anyway me wondering why wd someone think u as a choice on "Kindies" editorials..!! U share any traits..!!

Leon said...

Nope.. it's not goodbye.. I'm just being selfish.. reading your great posts but not commenting.. Just that I find it hard to study, work and blog at the same time.. :-(

Btw, what does it take to blog every single day????

Vikram said...

Hahaha! That was funny. BTW, how would an editorial for children under 5 look like?

Sayesha said...


I'm an editor, I work on books and a science magazine for kids.
And yes, kindergarteners do read! :)

#ROS, Nandya,
You too, what's goin' on at Sayeshaz? ;)
ps: Nandya, tu jitna bhi delete kar le, I get all comments in my gmail! ;)


Busy boy, take care you! :)

Why did you delete your comment? It was more hilarious than the long one! I'm gonna put it back, administrator rules! ;)

Humjoli said:
ha ha ha, good one!

i am glad sash is back to herself from her dark dream.

sare jahan se acchha, VIP ka kachha


Naah, my stage is right here. At Sayeshaz :P

Gosh, you're back at it?? :D
Aaj mera insult nahin kiya waise? Not that I'm missing it though! :P

#Vikram H,
If the future is filled with talks of "editing undies" well well, I dunno what to say...

//me wondering why wd someone think u as a choice on "Kindies" editorials..!!

Mental age, I suppose? :O

Oh you are? No worries, buddy!
ps: Hey, I do the exact same things, work, study and blog!

//what does it take to blog every single day????

Incredible amount of thoughts in the head and feelings in the heart. It also helps me to cope with work and study stress. My blog is my 'cope bhavan' remember? :)

//how would an editorial for children under 5 look like?

Something like your comments on my blog posts.

Kidding!!! :P

Serious answer - The kindies don't have editorials. It's mostly cutesy pictures and very few words on each page.

Rays Of Sun said...

# Nandu,

Oho! You need not have deleted those msgs:( Take a chill pill dude;)


Good morning to you:)

Bhole said...


viv said...


Ashish said...

// Aaj mera insult nahin kiya waise? Not that I'm missing it though! :P

who put that ideas in ur hypothetical brains that I intended to do that [-X

Oh but now that you've given me a nice idea, I am missing not doing it :P =))
going back to sleep, to think of something bizzare to put you down :-? *devilish grin*

Keshav said...

lol !!

Parth Anand said...

lol...keep us posted about the "kindies" stuff only....;)

Leon said...

I do remember your talk about a 'cope bhavan'.. but I thought that you were talking about your 'tiny balcony' not your blog...

Or was I mistaken.. :p :D

Jay said...


virdi said...

if pornography books can be called pondies then kindergarten books should be called kindies na??

may be the guy who called the meeting was too much into porn...


Aethyr said...

HAHA....not bad idea though u can publish the book called UNDIES..though not many undergraduates buy book they ll but this one for other reason..;)

Dreamvendor said...

LOL! That was hilarious!

Angelsera said...

hey!my comment is missing :(
I had put a comment in the morning...n now...now its...gone!!


Anonymous said...

oh wow...hilarious!! and mindblowingly so too!!

gotta thank u...need some laughter in my life, and u seem to be providing plenty! :)

Sayesha said...

Good morning to you, girl! :)

Back at ya! :)

Hehe! :P

// ur hypothetical brains

Yeh hui na baat! Ab lag raha hai ki Ashish ka comment hai.

ps: The next time I go to India, I'm gonna hunt you down and kick your ass!


Trust me, I have no plans to keep you guys updated on the "undies" stuff! :D

Yes, my post was about how my triangular balcony is my 'cope bhavan', but Sahil pointed out a very interesting fact -- that my blog is my other 'cope bhavan'. And I can't agree more! :)

Got a surprise (or is it a shock?) coming up for you! :)

Achha khasa innocent sa post tha, uska satyanash kar diya! Kabhi toh kisi ka bhala soch le yaar...

Eeeeks! "Undies" by Sayesha. Even I wouldn't buy a book like that!! :O

Yes, it was! :P

Girl, what did you post?? There's nothing here. Nothing in my gmail either!! :O

Life is hilarious, isn't it? :P

Ravi said...

ashish maybe you were looking for something like this.

Didn't you know? Kindies is the new brand of kids UW. Sorry Sayesha for spoiling the whole mood. I couldn't resist.

PS: I simply cannot let my word verification for this comment go into oblivion. It is "ajuraju" sounds like "ajaa raju" or what?

Sayesha said...

I dread to think what you'll make your kids wear. Aju and Raju are going to be one heck of a confused, traumatised and scarred-for-life lot.

Ravi said...

Haa I can almost see it in front of my own eyes - The future.

2015 - Ravi has 3 kids - two boys aju & raju and one girl kaju. He is made sure they get all the kind of UW they could dream of.

When they were babies - it was bandies, as toddlers - it is tondies. Now aju is protesting that he needs kindies as he is not a toddler anymore.

Sayesha is very happy - She has just been chosen in the Fortune list for the 10 most successful businesswomen of the year. She was instrumental is bringing Kindies (the market leader now in kids UW) back to health owing to her rich experience in kids books editing & illustrations. She gifts aju a "digitally autographed" kindie - She is after all now a celebrity. :D

Sayesha said...

Hahahaha! I can imagine Aju saying, "Sayesha bua, why do you give me the same birthday gift every year????"


Eww said...

This Ravi bugger needs help man.

Ravi said...

Did you just say bua? Mera dil pyar se gad gad ho gaya. *sniff* Thanks behen.

After all these years somebody finally understands my pain. Thank you eww.

Sayesha said...


Ravi's doing fine. I think it's you who needs help. At least he speaks his mind, and does not hide behind an anonymous nick, what say? :)


Ab company har saal itne saare free kindies degi toh koi baal-bachon wala bhai toh chahiye hoga na! ;)

Bivas said...

I literally burst into laughter as I finished reading this one...Thank God not many ppl are near my cubicle right now ;-)

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