Monthly Archives: May 2011

World No Tobacco Day

I probably should have written this post yesterday. Better late than never. When I was young, in Marathi, my mother tongue, there was a joke. This is how it went. Tobacco divides the humanity into four categories. 1. Those who … Continue reading

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A novel wedding invitation

In my last post, I wondered about what kind of people we Indians have become. I was really troubled by what I experienced. However today’s newspaper brought a news which was very heart warming. Who doesn’t know Narayana Murthy, the … Continue reading

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Traffic Jam on Mumbai Pune Expressway

We needed to visit Talegaon today. We started at around 9 AM from Mumbai and expected to reach Talegaon at about 11.45 AM. I was obviously going to take the Mumbai Pune Express Highway. Every time I am on this … Continue reading

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Towed away in Washington DC!

As I mentioned in Tiger Mom vindicated yet again… I got a chance to visit Washington DC with Kartik, as his son Sahil was participating in the National science bowl 2011. Sahil had gone ahead with the school team and … Continue reading

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Better to be glum?

If you want to live longer, it may be better to be glum. Don’t believe it? According to this article in Times of India, people who are too happy die younger than their more downbeat peers. A study which followed … Continue reading

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That man is richest…

One of the things that I try not to miss, is to read the Times of India on Sunday mornings. I hugely enjoy reading the Sunday Times with a breakfast of bread-butter-omelette and cups and cups of tea. May be … Continue reading

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Chilkur Balaji–The Visa God

In last one and a half year, our business changed a lot. We suddenly needed to recruit people with skills that we didn’t have. Once employed, we had to send them to the USA to our parent company for training. … Continue reading

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