Insecurity

There are the telltale signs – aggression, defensive, snooping, favoritism and a low trust bank ! People at the workplace display their insecurity in many of the above mentioned ways. You may wonder why I said aggression as a behaviour trait for the insecure – it helps the person to mask the insecurity from him/herself. … Read more

The guy in the glass

This is my all time favourite poem. Note : the word “pelf” means wealth. The Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934 When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf, And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself, And see … Read more

Interesting Day !

I should have known when mom got stuck in the elevator in the morning that the day would be interesting !! So Amma’s fear came true today. The elevator she took to go down in the morning, got stuck between the 9th and the 8th floor. She didn’t panic, but managed to ring the emergency … Read more

My best friend

There are some birthdays that I never forget – whether they are on my calendar or not and Geetu’s birthday is one such. I met Geetu at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Happy Valley Shillong in 1980 when both of us were in the 7th standard. I don’t think either one of us can explain why we became … Read more

Gangs of Wasseypur

On July 4th, Krishnan and I managed to go for a movie on a weekday after ages !! We watched the 7.30 pm show of Gangs of Wasseypur…. First, the self ticket collecting machine didnt work, then at the ticket counter the guy behind the counter wished the girl ahead of me “enjoy the movie” … Read more

Working on July 4th

Today is the first 4th of July in ten years that I went to work :):) felt very strange. It seems like yesterday when one of my colleagues at Pizza Corner spoke about his wife’s training at GECIS – we listened with fascination as to how she used an alias, how she pronounced certain words … Read more

Coincidences

It really is a small world …. I sent the ISB brochure for 2013-14 that featured a picture of mine to my Happy Valley gang and Adeeti wrote back that she knew Arun from my batch !! Arun and Vidya were neighbours of Adeeti and Abhineet in Singapore for nearly four years. What an amazing … Read more

An Indian Customer

Yesterday I imagined getting many things done … Till I called Vodafone at 8.30 am. I am a loyal Vodafone customer for the past 10 years with the same postpaid number. I had asked for an additional connection for my mom on the 21st and Vodafone sent their rep to collect the papers etc the … Read more

Who killed Mahi ?

Little Mahi died because people older and smarter than her left a large hole uncovered !! Mahi’s story has been repeated several times in the past and will be repeated several times in the future. We will rationalise it by saying, her past karma was such, she should have been more careful, parents should have … Read more