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Walking around home

The girl next door has a rabbit now, she says there’s male and female in rabbits, so funny right? I thought there were only cute rabbits. The girl says they run fast too. Ok fine! but my tortoise finally wins. Moth? Butterfly? you can call it unidentified flying object, I call it “jeevi”. The wood […]

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Fontainebleau and Downtown Calcutta

You want me to take initiative. You want me to cooperate, voluntarily, with others around me. You want me to learn continuously and bring the benefits of that learning to my work, to my job, to the company, to its success. How do we get into those behaviors if around me it is the smell […]

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Breaking the Glass ceiling

When a woman does ascend through the glass ceiling into the White House, it will be, in part, because of the race of 2008, when Hillary Clinton broke through the glass floor and got down with the boys.  (link to Full article below) Do you remember the final scene in Wolfgang Petersen’s classic Air Force One, […]

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What kind of MBA are you?

What kind of MBA are you? An ST MBA, SC MBA, OBC MBA or just another handicapped MBA? Rajagiri college in Kochi in their relentless pursuit towards excellence in social sciences has announced the list of MBA admits for 2008-2010. Its said that in HBS, you have to define your place in the first few […]

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The Shining

The Shining

Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t. – Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining And the saddest part of the sentence is that full stop after the don’t. I could wish all day and all night for a comma or a semi-colon or a haywire to hang on. But at this point of time, […]

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Happy?

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. – Quote From Rediff, on being happy at your […]

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While Obama wins…

She can’t be bargained with. She can’t be reasoned with. She doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop, ever. Despite Obama winning Iowa yesterday, Tom Maguire feels Hillary will be tough to defeat. Hillary is arguably the most eligible candidate for presidency, as she puts it “a President from […]

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Every year is a 2004

I was closely following this election, and nearly missed the other one. As you know we have close to 30 chief ministers in India, but only two Adivasi rajas. The one in Kerala, Thevan Rajamannan died last week and it was a week long search for a successor. Ariyaan Raja Mannan will succeed Thevan Rajamannan […]

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Hindustan ka dil dekho

O&M’s ad for Madhya Pradesh Tourism – Hindustan ka dil dekho. Makes you feel you want to visit the place and that was perhaps the purpose of the ad. Nice one! Til dekho Taad dekho Aankhen phad phad dekho Sher ki dahad dekho Marble ka pahad dekho Chanderi ki saadi dekho Bandhavgarh ki jhaadi dekho Mandu […]

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Onam week photos from tvm

Onam week photos from tvm

 few snaps from Trivandrum city – Onam week, 2007 Outside Kanakakunnu palace – Nishagandhi was full 🙂 Legislature – dim lights, Photography banned Museum road, Merry Columbus 🙂 Secretariat – North Block Secretariat – Outsider’s view Usha Uthup at Chandrashekaran Nair Stadium – same old stuff Trivandrum Corporation Kanakakunnu Lights of the city 🙂 Check […]

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National Highway II

National Highway II

“…a bit player in someone Else’s nightmare”– Stephen King, Insomnia Cityscape and slums, dangerous traffic and trafficking, the national highway cuts into the narrow city streets. Every highway is a tributary for the pulsating city. When life in country roads gush into the gaping black hole, the city is caught unaware, the arterial streets get […]

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