Many of the cartoons and articles in this splenetic anthology first appeared – under diversionary pseudonyms – in mainstream Bombay magazines and newspapers during the late 1980s.
Of the author, Debonair magazine wrote in 1987 that Zbib “… is a native of Bombay, and has occasionally been heard to say that the One which alone is real is spherical. The reasons for this are unclear, although Euclidean delusions and the residuum of a classical education are evident. He plays cricket and the piano with equal lack of proficiency. His tastes run to Brahms and Brubeck, and he usually fields at wide mid-off.”
Most of this was perfectly true at the time.