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गरजते बादल बरसते नहीं

We went for a walk early in the morning today and I managed to click some amazing photographs of daybreak and some clouds. Krishnan said I will probably get a clear picture of the Sun as we turned towards the main gate of our condo complex but somehow I felt this colour would be missed … Read more गरजते बादल बरसते नहीं

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Lockdown Innovations #1

There was this tweet recently from Anand Mahindra about an auto rickshaw which has been divided into four compartments so that no two passengers sit close to each other and everyone is able to maintain social distancing. Here is the link to the video – https://twitter.com/anandmahindra/status/1253621833850593281?s=20. I have always felt that we Indians handle crises very … Read more Lockdown Innovations #1

April 30th – How will you live your life ? Limitless !

In a wonderful coincidence yesterday I was doing my first webinar as part of the “Scale-a-thon” program that “The Star in Me” team put together and exactly 5 years back on this day in 2015, Krishnan and I were addressing MBA students at H.P Central University, at Shahpur. On April 30th 2015 we spoke on … Read more April 30th – How will you live your life ? Limitless !

Indian History – distorted and how !!

Last year I saved a tweet from Rakesh Simha that mentioned the number of years different dynasties have ruled in India. Here it is – This is the unfortunate reality … that our children learn just the recent history of India and that too a “Mughal Centric” history. I have no problems with the Mughals, … Read more Indian History – distorted and how !!

Sunset Ramblings :)

Today I captured the Sunset from Amma’s bedroom window and from the balcony. As I took the pictures I was wondering as to how many people still use a camera ? Prashant, who is an amazing photographer and is the co-founder of http://www.knotjustpictures.com.au/#  told me that he is experimenting with different phones and that some of the … Read more Sunset Ramblings 🙂

Lockdown Learnings from THAC – The Health Awareness Centre

The Health Awareness Centre, Mumbai is Dr. Vijaya Venkat’s creation and her instrument to bring a “healthy” change in all our lives. Her daughters run it now and every post of theirs is worth its weight in gold. For me Vijaya Mami, as I called her, was way ahead of her times. The way of … Read more Lockdown Learnings from THAC – The Health Awareness Centre

Lockdown Food #5 – Ribbon Pakoda

#LockdownFood Confession : I like savoury snacks but I don’t like frying anything at home. I don’t let Amma make Poori or any fried snack at all and I never make them myself. After many many YEARS, we made ribbon pakoda at home today. A few days back, my sister-in-law had sent me pictures of … Read more Lockdown Food #5 – Ribbon Pakoda

Lockdown Learnings #2

#LockdownLearnings Hopefully on May 3rd, the Govt may take the decision to slowly ease out the lockdown… its a big “may”. The decision is a difficult one and the whole world seems to be really far away from being “normal” and as my friend Swapna said earlier in the day, we are all adjusting to … Read more Lockdown Learnings #2

Cloud Conference leading to Rain Showers !

#LockdownTales Yesterday when Krishnan and I went for a walk early in the morning, I found dark clouds getting together. Daybreak was a little slower and it looked like the clouds were having a conference to decide whether they should rain down on Earth right away or tomorrow. Once the boss arrived, all darkness fled … Read more Cloud Conference leading to Rain Showers !

Book Review – Persuader

After reading “A Gentleman in Moscow” and re-reading “Rebecca”, I had a reading lull for nearly a week. I would start a book and read a few pages, then go to another book, repeat the process :). Finally I decided to get a Jack Reacher novel so that it brings me back to my reading … Read more Book Review – Persuader