He spent 27 years behind bars …. Came out and ended the apartheid regime and lead the bloodless transfer of power in South Africa and he turned 94 on July 18. Nelson Mandela – a true transcendent leader !! What tenacity and power over his thoughts he must […]

Arnab, chill

khap panchayat Dear Arnab, You were all worked up today about Akhilesh Yadav ji, honourable chief minister of UP saying media must discuss about the Asara village Khap panchayat’s diktats and that he cannot 🙂 you media people don’t understand the pulls and pressure on a young chief […]

Should I be scared ?

A couple of days back, I was returning from work and in a short stretch there were no lights and a police car was the only other car and that too without headlamps…. I was absolutely clear that I will not stop even if these were really policemen […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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