Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mumbai Undarshan

Umberto Eco, the famous author of many books, including “The Name of the Rose” has a huge library of about 30,000 books, most of which he has obviously not read. Nassim Taleb, the author of “The Black Swan” interprets this in a very interesting way, saying that “read books are far less valuable than unread […]

Mud-Splattered Nirvana

Our relationship with the rains is completely schizoid. While we want it to rain, so that there is enough water throughout the year, we get really stressed and irritated when it rains on our way to work or when we are traveling to keep an appointment, or basically at anytime during the workweek. And yet […]

Lunch – The Most Important Period in School

“Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, is a popular saying in the Western World. In India, it should read, “breakfast like a prince, lunch like an emperor and dinner like a king”. Our obsession with lunch manifests itself in many ways, one being the Six-Sigma acknowledged “dabba” system, […]

When the Music (Didn’t) Die

I cried the day Lennon was shot and then spent the next two days playing all the Beatles albums I had, as loudly as possible. I almost blew out my speakers and fired the amp playing all the Queen I had, when Freddie Mercury died. I will take a day’s holiday when Knoffler or Springsteen […]