Unknown Indian Greats #1 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Till his bust was vandalised a week back during the recent West Bengal election campaign, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was unknown and almost forgotten ! Even after the vandalization, it got political about whose legacy was he forgetting that he belonged to the undivided India. Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ? He was the second runner … Read more Unknown Indian Greats #1 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

35 things we didn’t know – UK, Germany & Prague

This vacation was the first time we were traveling in Europe. While we have transited several times through Frankfurt or Amsterdam, we never really visited the UK or Europe as tourists. While we truly enjoyed our time in both the countries, and hope to visit them again and again, here is a list of 35 … Read more 35 things we didn’t know – UK, Germany & Prague

Discrimination in our DNA

An email and a Facebook post set me thinking about this. A friend of mine sent me an article from the Quint where some Darvidian outfit is planning to make a pig wear the “poonal” or sacred thread today to protest against Brahminism. Here’s the link to the article – TN outfit to Make Pigs Wear … Read more Discrimination in our DNA

Shakaal, Mogambo, Fanah … Blurring lines of morality

I just finished watching “Shaan” .. One of the movie that I had seen in Shillong. Movies in the 80’s were so cute, the villain, the vamp, hero, heroine, ever sacrificing parents, scenes jumping from a song to a car chase and finally the title of the movie in a dialogue and the customary “moral … Read more Shakaal, Mogambo, Fanah … Blurring lines of morality

Values alignment

Yesterday I was the guest speaker at one of our internal training programs and the discussion was on values. I find the topic fascinating and very meaningful. While preparing for the session, I was looking at two separate public incidents both involving disasters. One, the recent MH 17 crash due to a missile attack by … Read more Values alignment

The insignificance of age

Today’s “Brunch” carried Seema Goswami’s article about how a friend of hers was upset on being called “aunty” by 20 year old girls. I find this obsession with remaining young forever crazy !!! Also this obsession with turning 40 and the 40’s today are the 30’s of yesterday type proclamations. I have never understood why … Read more The insignificance of age