Category Archives: History

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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Coincidence?

I am just now reading two books one of which is Nazi Hunter by Alan Levy. I am unable to remember now how I came to buy it, but it was the oldest of the kindle books that I had not read … Continue reading

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The Wall.

Whenever some reference to a wall is made, I remember this Indian TV advertisement clip for its sheer chutzpa. The wall is apparently a hot topic in the USA, thanks to President Elect Trump’s strong anti immigration stand. I have … Continue reading

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Outlaws.

I can talk about Northcote Parkinson and his book Inlaws and Outlaws but would rather not,  though I did have it in mind when I suggested this topic. Here is a quote from the book and you will understand as … Continue reading

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My Favourite Music.

My favourite music is Indian Classical of both varieties. I must however confess to a bias towards the Hindustani version simply because of greater exposure to it having mostly lived in the Northern parts of the country. Quite why this … Continue reading

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