Monthly Archives: July 2014

Rains Finally!

I went on a day’s trip to Mumbai and back yesterday and these two photographs show the intensity of the rains on the highway.  Please forgive the quality of the photographs.  They were taken with my mobile phone. Monsooon should … Continue reading

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Trust / Mistrust / Deficit Of Trust.

As part of my alma mater’s silver jubilee celebrations, alumni in Pune met some time ago, using the occasion of a visit to Pune by an alumnus of our very first batch, to felicitate him and another alumnus of the … Continue reading

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Bad Breath!

King Hiero was once told by an enemy that he had bad breath. Dismayed at this piece of information, the King went to his wife and asked her why she never told him that he had bad breath. That poor … Continue reading

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Afghan Wisdom.

I had posted this story way back in 2011.  I post this again now to share with a young friend who is faced with a double barrel problem. There was a student who had been studying for many years at … Continue reading

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Pune limps backs to normalcy after blast

Pune is where I live. And I have lived here for nearly a quarter century. The main reasons for my late wife and I choosing to move here was its climate and its very laid back attitude to life. Compared … Continue reading

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Mystery Lady.

On the way back home from a haircut, one lady on a scooter waved to me and shouted Hi. I did not wave back as I did not recognise her and thought that she must have waved to someone else. … Continue reading

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Self Esteem.

“People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross And that light is … Continue reading

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In advising, there are two people involved, the advisor, and the advice seeker. The advising process can again be of two kinds; the solicited and the unsolicited. It is almost an axiom that the unsolicited is far more prevalent than … Continue reading

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If that is the case, when I am fast asleep will that someone else be awake? The great Taoist master Chuang Tzu once dreamt that he was a butterfly fluttering here and there. In the dream he had no awareness … Continue reading

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Rock Stars.

To all my music fan friends, particularly, Barath, Shackman, Sandeep and Conrad.  Do you fit the models anywhere Alan? If needed, please click on the image to enlarge it. Shackman, you may want to come up with something about groupies! … Continue reading

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