Category: Life

The eternal bias

The cricketing world has again gone wild when the news surfaced that India has formally complained that Jimmy Anderson of England had physically pushed Ravindra Jadeja when the players were walking off towards the pavilion during the lunch break. As this apparently happened in the pavilion tunnel and outside the purview of the television camera's, ...

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At the end of the day, when sleep beckons ….

At the end of the day, when sleep beckons The delicate silhouette takes away my senses Which emotions breaking the darkness, silences my work ? Come and take me away ….. They walk with their heads down And happiness blotted up Never turns back to imagine their return I need to go to them at ...

Indian elections 2014

The 2014 elections of India are over, the verdict is out, the process of getting the mandate from 500+ million people across 930,000+ polling booths have been completed, the happiness of the victors and the despair of the losers are out in the open. Yet, as a common man, I find this particular election fascinating ...

The continuous change

“The only thing that is constant is change” – never before this statement of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is true than today. The world has changed dramatically in last 10-20 years – and I am referring to the positive change, not the negativity surrounding the change (like inequality, extremism & radical views, etc). And we ...

Innovation when commercialised…

Recently got a post from one of my Facebook friends which got me quite excited as this had the potential to serve the poor across the world. This was a great innovation where an advertising billboard was actually tapping the natural humidity to covert into pure & healthy drinking water. So this was a combination ...

I, me and Sachin

Those who know me well will vouch with full conviction that I hate waking up early in the morning and I prefer to be a late-night person. So, when I had a grueling three weeks in office including some of the weekends as well, I had looked forward for a day off yesterday when at ...

You inspired a generation ….

There are many more qualified and experienced people than me who have been pouring in tributes to the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar ... and right fully so. And yet here I am, another one of those million die hard fan of that man, trying to write something on that same man. But this will ...

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One incident …..

Thirty years ago..... It was a normal school day. All the kids were playing during the lunch break. The entire place was filled up with the pleasant cacophony of the innocent. There was this 9 year old boy playing with his friends. His structure of only skin and bones with no flesh did not match ...

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When going home is a vacation…..

Like many of you, I too have a lot of friends and colleagues who live outside India - either they are settled down in a foreign country or they work there for some years now or they are on short term assignments for a year or two. Recently, due to the summer in Europe, a ...

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Division of the state ?

Recently India announced the formation of the 29th state named Telengana. I am sure that many expert heads brainstormed the pros and cons behind the decision, valued the impact of the decision on the people, the political process, the economy, growth and all other elements that a common person like me can think of. Probably ...