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 →
Sella and Mike..
Last evening, Adarsh, my nephew sent a message asking me if I was watching Federer Vs Nadal match, Wimbledon Semi Final. I wrote back 'what's the point?' We know the result anyway. The biggest anguish for Federer fans are his losses to Nadal. He would have probably won half a dozen more grand-slam championships had... Continue Reading →
Cook Leaves Rice Behind.
Mike Grundy, my mentor and my boss for many years and I were taking an early-morning flight many years ago. Those days, the airlines (Jet and Air India mostly) would keep a newspaper in the front pocket of each seat. Mike grabbed it, saw the name 'The Hindu' and asked me, if it was a... Continue Reading →
He is an Emden – அவன் ஒரு எம்டன்.
Emden: The first word for which I learnt etymology is Emden. I did not know the word etymology meant then. My father used this expression, ‘He is an Emden.’ We could understand what he meant by that remark in a particular conversation. It could be, he was praising some colleague’s capability or someone who pulled... Continue Reading →