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It All Started With A Spelling Error... July 15, 2000
India's Human Genome Projectile July 1, 2000
Stone Age Flaws In ICE Age Laws June 15, 2000
A Dry Spell For Policy Planning June 1, 2000
Lara's Theme May 15, 2000
Chewing Some DotCom Bubble Gum May 1, 2000
Inside A VIP Cell April 15, 2000
Sagarika Ghose Throws A Bash In... April 1, 2000
A Dress Code For Klintonji March 15, 2000
Bite The Bullet? Bite Your Tongue! March 1, 2000
Water, Water, Everywhere February 15, 2000
The Lost Kandahar Files February 1, 2000
Fly One, Get One Free January 15, 2000
Gnuman of the Millennium January 1, 2000
The Worst of <em>Jaal</em> December 15, 1999
UP and down December 1, 1999
Gaynesh? Exposing the Homosutra November 15, 1999
A <em>Jaal</em> Exclusive: Pope Goes The Whistle November 1, 1999
The Original Transcript of Musharraf's Address: Complete and Unabridged October 15, 1999
She blew the big poll October 1, 1999
Two votes or not to vote September 15, 1999
Acts of Election Commission and Omission September 1, 1999
Max Martin proposes downsizing the temples of modern India, August 15, 1999
Omar Abdullah reveals the truth about politicians, August 1, 1999
Why, oh why, does no one love me any more? July 15, 1999
I would reach out and touch you Indians, says Clinton... July 1, 1999
Vaapis Aao, Britannia Khao, says V Sudarshan June 15, 1999
Separated at birth? Selling of a soiled idea June 1, 1999
"Sour grapes!" gripes Gulu Ezekiel, stocking the cheese and crackers May 15, 1999
Ails, wails and travails! What the Hell! May 1, 1999
<em>JAAL</em> prematurely ejaculates an obituary... April 15, 1999
A right royal spaghetti eastern April 1, 1999
Binoo K John notices Rabri giving the BJP indigestion March 15, 1999
Yashwant Sinha fudges the numbers game... March 1, 1999
I'm not going trekking in the Himalayas with Yashwant Sinha February 15, 1999
Raiders of the Lost Patriarchs February 1, 1999
Is it a political disaster or a natural calamity? January 15, 1999
THE A TO Z OF 1998 January 1, 1999
Vishva Bandhu Gupta peels the layer off the Onion Republic December 15, 1998
Faaltu Fatta

The Beggar

Two college students, Akshay and Sunil, are sititng in a taxi in Mumbai when a beggar approaches them asking for spare change. Akshay adamantly rejects the man in disgust. Sunil, on the other hand, whips out his wallet, pulls out a couples of notes and gladly hands them over to the beggar with a smile. The beggar thanks him kindly and then continues to other taxis. Akshay is outraged by his friend's act of generosity. "What on earth did you do that for?" yells Akshay. "You know he's only going to use it on cigarattes and alcohol."
Sunil replies, "And we weren't?"

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