Mike Grundy (my ex boss, mentor and now a friend) came up with this retort in 2002. We have set up a company in India, got all the approvals, identified the toll blender, set up the production and made our first invoice to the customer on 4th of August 2002. My enthusiasm was understandable. I... Continue Reading →
Good Sleep? My Advice – Don’t Listen to Any.
Even if a fraction of what appears as Health tips in WhatsApp is true, hospitals will run out of business and doctors will lose their jobs. Dr. Mohan Ram and other people from medical profession will have to look for new profession albeit little late in their lives. I will get to that in a... 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 →
WMD – Weapons of Mass Deception.
First, let me start with a confession. I was under the impression that all wars started or entered by USA was during Republican rules. Wars, at least, that happened near our shores in the last three decades were started either when Mr. Bush Senior or Mr. Bush Junior were the presidents. The first Iraq war... Continue Reading →
Deciphering Chennai Lockdown Laws..
One of favourite my jokes, on Pythagoras Theorem, goes like this. A young man wants to become a mathematician and works hard at it. But he is not able to comprehend Pythagoras Theorem and fails his exams repeatedly. Shamed and frustrated, he decides to take his life. He takes a boat and in the mid... Continue Reading →
Sack the Government – Let the Courts Rule.
JK has forwarded a WhatsApp comment which conveyed the essence of what's happening in India today. A doctor writes a prescription to a patients and as hands it over, he says, I have written a medicine for you. But double check with a court. Indian Courts have long helped yours truly to convince people who... Continue Reading →
In Defense of Baba Ramdev
First a disclaimer. I have not bought even one rupee worth of Baba Ramdev's product nor anyone in our family. So we have not helped Mr. Ramdev to establish a billion dollar business empire even in a miniscule way. I take only allopathy medicines and our company treat COVID 19 patients entirely with allopathy medicines... Continue Reading →
India’s Noam Chomsky – Introducing Pratap Bhanu Mehta.
First a confession. I bunked work yesterday and spent time watching YouTube videos; some trivia, some trash and lot of serious stuff. Now that the guilt is off my chest, let me get to the subject. Rachna and her cousins spent some time vacationing in Udaipur and on her return, she said, "Dad you know... Continue Reading →
Shoot the Messenger.
I always used to wonder how the mighty USA allowed all fringe voices to thrive (1st Amendment) and how we in India are not able to do that. One of the well known satirist, playwright and journalist, Mr. Cho Ramasamy said many times that, we in India can't afford to do that as ours is... Continue Reading →
Black Ramesh and White Ramesh.
I started this blog sometime during second week of June, titled, 'Fair & Lovely?' and and after couple of attempts, discarded it. This was about the fair skin obsession in India. A week later the Company which produces the cream, also dropped the word 'Fair' from the product. Good example(s) of 'cancel culture.' End of... Continue Reading →