Two Songs For The Weekend.

Tony Askew, my super boss at BetzDearborn had an acerbic wit. Although he was British, he lived most of his life in America, and I guess, this was the reason, his humour was not the understated kind one normally sees with British people. He spent few years in India and we were fortunate to learn... Continue Reading →

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Process and Leadership.

First a Caveat. In his book 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' considered by many as the bible on Motorcycle Travel literature, Mr. Robert Prisig writes in the introduction, "However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual... Continue Reading →

Wah Wah Virat!

What makes a Sachin Tendulkar, a Ronaldo, a Tiger Woods, a Michael Jordan or a Virat Kohli look they are superhuman and the rules, the laws of physics and stress that swallows mere mortals like us in one gulp are not applicable to them? Will ponder over that in a moment. I was talking to... Continue Reading →

Righto Roger!

On the eve of US Open Tennis finals, a week ago, a schoolmate settled in USA asked in our WhatsApp group who all are going to watch the finals between Alcaraz and Rudd. Naga in his inimitable style replied immediately, "இந்திய நேரப்படி இரவு 1.30 மணிக்கு ஆரம்பித்தால் பார்ப்பதற்கு பெடெர்ரா ஆடுகிறான்" meaning "the match is starting at... Continue Reading →

India at 75. Few Thoughts…

The first Independence Day celebration I remember is the 25th Anniversary of Independence celebrated in 1972. I was nine years old and the Government Primary School where I was studying, arranged an elocution competition. The topic was 'Village or City Life - which is better.' I still remember the teacher who wrote the essay for... Continue Reading →

No Way Novak

First a confession. I am a huge fan of Novak Djokovic and I have probably converted at least half a dozen of my friends to become Djoko fans. For me 'The GOAT' argument is probably settled last year when he won 3 grand slam titles and lost the last one in the finals. Had he... Continue Reading →

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