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Deceitful dude

February 29, 2012 by

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Sheer frustration, I called up my china team to double confirm the possibilities of the machine error. Feedback was negative with references to my cases, leaving me with no choice but to call my Mumbai office again. I said, “Can i talk to Prasad?” “May i know who is on the call sir ?” replied […]

Comedy of Communication – IV

February 29, 2012 by

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Subhaschandra Bose is dead. His name however, continues to be murdered on a daily basis even today. Subhaschandra literally means ‘radiant moon’ [Su (good) + bhas (shining) + chandra (moon)] While I know a few great guys called “Subhash”, and you probably know a few yourself, the name itself is unfortunately an aberration, which has […]

Nothing is free

February 29, 2012 by

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I was in a negotiation meeting with a customer. The company is in the business of helping common people achieve blessings from the almighty. The office walls were populated with verses, sayings and pictures of gods. My colleague and I were having a tough time as the customer was insisting that we offer a hardware […]

Comedy of Communication – III

February 29, 2012 by

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It makes me cringe when I hear someone refer to the abode of Shiva as “Kailash”. Now “lash” in Hindi is a corpse and with due respect to people who died trying to scale the Himalayas, I don’t think the place deserves such an ignominy. The word is Kailas, meaning “crystal” and describes the (now […]

Life, generally – II

February 28, 2012 by

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Chennai: Rakesh sped on his new Yamaha 220 CC, to Ampa Mall to watch the new movie with his friends. “Dude, no girls around ah ?” Trichy: Ambujam was preparing for her carnatic singing competition in her school. Worried, she searched for her missing one anklet. Goa: Rohan with his new girl friend asked the […]

Phone not working!

February 28, 2012 by

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I called my friend in the morning today, and it rang several times and he didn’t answer. Thinking that there is a problem in his mobile phone, I called his land line. It was promptly picked up by his father and my friend was called to the phone. I told him that I’d call him […]

Should have given the letter

February 28, 2012 by

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The heat was unusually strong for the month of June.  Mahesh took two mouthfuls from the offered water bottle . He told the security “Thanks na, I will refill it for you”. The security felt very sorry for the young man, gave him a sorry look and said “Its ok, you stay here. We do […]