Category Archives: Miscellaneous – Parenting, Culture, Urban living, and… well, miscellaneous

Leadership lessons from cricket captains

Just saw Dhoni hit a sixer on the last ball vs KKR in IPL 6, rising to the occasion and delivering the goods when required. Have been inspired to put together a short list of leadership lessons that one could … Continue reading

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The Fall and Rise of the Global Music Industry (and the RTO cop)

Over the past couple of decades, as I moved from being a Gen X to a Gen W to possibly a Gen V person (on a comparative basis with the youth today), I kept on being confronted with younger sisters-in-law … Continue reading

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Buying a great car for 10 lakhs

After lot of research on “fully loaded” cars, I have come to a strong but humbling conclusion that if one is living in Indian metro cities, then there are very few cars which meet all core requirements of a car-owner…even … Continue reading

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“Analysis” of a Morning Walk

So, I have taken my (rare) treadmill sessions out to the streets in this “blink-and-you-miss-it” winter in Mumbai. I think people living in Mumbai, who can walk to a walking track of a half a kilometre, are truly blessed. My … Continue reading

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How to read Amar Chitra Katha…to your kid

So, I have been re-living my childhood dream of reading all Amar Chitra Kathas (ACK)…this time along with my 9-year old daughter. Thankfully, she’s developing a liking for the wonderful stories, and hence, I can get a chance to re-read … Continue reading

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Learning to live longer…

So, I was reading in a recent issue of the Economist about the increasing average age of people in the world. The first fact is that women live longer than men, on an average. This is largely because more men … Continue reading

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Dreamy Dinner…and Food for Thought

I recently read an amazing article by Sir Richard Branson – on his dream list of guests he would like to have dinner with. He had as his dream set of invitees, inter alia, Churchill, Clooney, QE 1 (Lizzie, not … Continue reading

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State of service quality in India

So, I lost my wallet for the first time in possibly 20 years that I have been carrying one. Since I lost it in a crowded place and realised it was gone 2 mins after I had checked on it, … Continue reading

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Tale of two worlds…and then, of another two worlds !!

One of the articles in a recent issue of the Economist carries a story of how South Korean car companies like Hyundai and Kia are abolishing the night shift in their manufacturing facilities in Korea. This is a sign of … Continue reading

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My first fiction novel…in ten years !

So, after reading about 500 fiction novels before I turned 30, I realised shockingly that I have almost not read a single in the last decade ! At some point of time, I switched to buying non-fiction (and also reading … Continue reading

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