Category Archives: History

GDP And Crows.

My young friend Koushik reminded me of this story by comparing India’s GDP figures to the Agra Crows. May he keep inspiring me with such ideas in future too. Akbar was a great Mughal Emperor and Birbal was his witty … Continue reading

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Wow! What A Discovery!

I must have seen it any number of times during my many stays and visits to Mumbai. I never gave it a second thought, taking it for granted as being part of the landscape. Gilbert Hill is easily a remarkable … Continue reading

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Mugs.

This post has been inspired by a post with the same title by Kylie. In that post I have left the following comment: “Some years ago a dear friend, alas no more sent me a parcel for my birthday. On … Continue reading

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Melting Pots.

melting pot noun a pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed. a place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together. “Toronto is a melting pot of different cultures” I have a number of melting … Continue reading

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History.

Strangely enough I am currently reading A Brief History Of India by Alaine Danielou. The beginnig, that is where I am, itself is fascinating enough for me to get deeply engrossed in it, leave alone the hard sell that my … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 12. The Weighing Machine.

There was an all too brief period of great romance in my life in the early sixties of the last century, when I was in Madras and my great passion was in Hyderabad. She used to transit through Madras to … Continue reading

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Effectiveness.

My exposure to the word effectiveness for the first time was when I got into corporate life and it was drummed into my head by a number of mentors that Peter Drucker was to be kept in mind all the … Continue reading

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Consumerism.

1. Organised-efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to help protect consumers from policies and practices that infringe consumer rights to fair business practices. Consumer protection in India is very strong for those who are willing to take the pains to … Continue reading

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Golden Jubilee Reunion.

It was in 1967 that 76 of us graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, popularly known as the WIMWI. That is, it has been fifty years since that momentous year for us. To celebrate the occasion, 33 alumni … Continue reading

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Impatience.

பொறுத்தார் பூமி ஆளுவார். That is a Thamizh adage transliterated as Poruthaar boomi aaluvaar. It means that the one who is patient will rule the world. I belong to a generation of Indians on whom patience was thrust upon. We simply … Continue reading

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