कश्मीर की दहलीज तक | Kashmir, Almost !

Early in January, I had to cancel one planned trip to Kashmir. A week later, I wanted to go. Anywhere. Just somewhere.  After lots of deliberation about going to Kashmir or Bhutan or going anywhere at all,  I finally got myself close to flying to Srinagar. Loaded my iPod with the most beautiful santoor pieces,Continue reading “कश्मीर की दहलीज तक | Kashmir, Almost !”

Socializing over Sonu’s Samosa in Sagarpur

In the past, talking to your friends did not require a background music of food or beverages. An innocuous walk would do. Or just sitting on the roof would do. That changed. Now socializing happens OVER something. ‘Let’s discuss this over a cup of tea’. ‘Let’s get drinks and catch up’. It is what it is.Continue reading “Socializing over Sonu’s Samosa in Sagarpur”

Is Brand Modi Copyrighted?

  Was that a joke? Someone using Prime Minister’s picture advertisement can be fined up to Rupees 500? Is the present government just shoots from its hip when it has to make a law or rule? A lot of noise in media amplified when Modi’s picture appeared in Jio ad. And it has been a monthContinue reading “Is Brand Modi Copyrighted?”

Two questions for the Demonetization Drive

  The success of demonetization drive depends on not just economic factors but also operational efficiency drivers. Assume that, if carried out successfully, this drive will give the intended benefits. For the economists – could there be a better method for achieving the goals that current demonetization aims to accomplish? For the operations experts –Continue reading “Two questions for the Demonetization Drive”

Frustration of a Delhi Traffic Cop

Last Tuesday, at around 8 in the evening, I got down at Uttam Nagar East Metro station. As usual , today too, footwalk was occupied by grocery sellers and other hawkers. The minor difference was that occasional presence of traffic officer, or I thought that he was an officer. Even though I had been advised severalContinue reading “Frustration of a Delhi Traffic Cop”

एक ट्रैफिक पुलिस की विवशता

शाम 8 बजे मैं उत्तम नगर ईस्ट पर उतरा। जैसे हमेशा होता है, आज भी फुटपाथ पर फल सब्ज़ी और अन्य चीज़ें बेचने वालों का डेरा था। बस फर्क इतना कि एक ट्रैफिक अधिकारी भी था। मेरे मित्रों के लाख समझाने के बाद भी, कि तू सारी जंगें नहीं लड़ सकता, चुन अपनी अपनी जंग,Continue reading “एक ट्रैफिक पुलिस की विवशता”

पहाड़ की मिट्टी तनिक लग लन दे

पहाड़ की मिट्टी , तनिक लग लन दे जे धुल तोरे तन पे, तनिक चढ़ लन दे मैं जानू जे धुप, तोरी काया सताय जाय खुजलाय, जाय लाल बनाय पर फिर गरमाए, तोहे खूब लुभाय इस खिलते सूरज को, तोहे छू लन दे पहाड़ की मिट्टी , तनिक लग लन दे मैं जानू के लोगनContinue reading “पहाड़ की मिट्टी तनिक लग लन दे”

Onam Greetings ഓണാശംസകൾ !

  I had been meaning to write this post for a year now. I experienced Kerala in its full glory last year for the first time. Now that next Onam has arrived, this post is long due. ….. I had limited exposure to Kerala. Growing up, I knew only two things about Kerala – itContinue reading “Onam Greetings ഓണാശംസകൾ !”