Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Japanese and IIT Patna, Bihar.

A newspaper report this morning says that the Japanese have regretted their inability to collaborate with the Indian Institutes of Technology to set up an Institute in Bihar. They are however prepared to collaborate with the Indians for one at … Continue reading

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Losing a pet.

I have a friend, Prasad, in Australia who, like me is in retirement and quite addicted to the computer and browsing. It is quite a story as to how we reestablished contact after forty years and though earlier on, we … Continue reading

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Can Road Accidents Supplement Family Planning?

Not a day goes by in any part of India, without the local press reporting some deaths due to accidents on local roads. Roughly 300 deaths per day are reported everyday from all over the country and it is expected … Continue reading

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Our Residential Colony

My idea of a good life is to live in a place where the environment brings people together in ways that enhance their enjoyment of the facilities that are available. I am fortunate to live in a colony that perfectly … Continue reading

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Get Smart!

If you are in the mood for some humor and laughs, here is a site that you can visit for two short videos that will have you in stitches. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/06/15/movies/20080615_GETSMART_FEATURE.html?th&emc=th

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Self-made man!

I met a very interesting man yesterday. He was introduced to me by a mutual acquaintance at the joggers’ park, where many of my neighbors meet every evening. This new comer to the park is a new resident to the … Continue reading

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Rodin’s “Thinker”

For some time now, I have been thinking of an appropriate picture to enhance the blog. An artist friend suggested, and I have incorporated Rodin’s "Thinker" on the blog. I like it, and so does my artist friend. Any comments? … Continue reading

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Rodin’s “Thinker”

For some time now, I have been thinking of an appropriate picture to enhance the blog. An artist friend suggested, and I have incorporated Rodin’s "Thinker" on the blog. I like it, and so does my artist friend. Any comments? … Continue reading

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Marketing Maladies – communication

This story starts with me receiving the following email. I have edited out the names for obvious reasons, but everything else about the story is exactly as it happened. “Dear Ramana This is to let you know that your copy … Continue reading

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Cartoon depicting Reality!

R K Laxman needs no introduction. Nor his timely comments through his cartoons. This morning’s cartoon, depicts the common man listening to a man reading the newspaper and exclaiming, "Things are getting better. In the whole paper today, there are … Continue reading

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