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Made up stories

June 30, 2012 by

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I did a storytelling session in a summer camp. I went there with a number of stories. Whenever I began telling a story, one of the children would say: a. Uncle, I have already read this story b. Uncle, my mother/father has already told me this story c. Uncle, we had this in our lessons […]

Pick a worthy quarrel

June 30, 2012 by

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I went to a Bata showroom at Nelson Manickam Road, Chennai to pick a pair of canvas shoes for my son. When I paid for that using my card, he provided a transaction slip on which I was expected to sign. These transaction slips are primarily thermal papers with a different texture and with the […]

In front of the police station!

June 29, 2012 by

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My customer does a 10 minute call with all his sales folks every morning. His sales force is spread across cities in the country. All of them login at about the same time and he has conversations with each region and they all hang up about the same time. Many of them have this habit […]

Would you meet me?

June 28, 2012 by

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One of my customers has a tele-sales team stationed at Chennai and they do appointment setting for their entire sales force spread across cities in India. There is this smart tele-sales girl who called a customer in Pune and sought an appointment. He said, you can meet me next Tuesday afternoon. He also asked, would […]

What will you do then?

June 28, 2012 by

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9 am. Just then I was shouting at my brother for some petty thing. I am by nature short tempered and can easily get angry; I always found fault with people and was never happy with the way they behaved. In some cases, I yelled at my parents too. 11 am. I got a call. […]

Who are Gods?

June 28, 2012 by

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Were Gods immortal? Or, were seemingly immortal beings elevated to a status coded as Gods? There is no definite answer to this question. But there are cues embedded within our civilizations. Evolution as a litmus test for the development of civilization Given a chance, I would prefer to overlook this phenomenon. Wikipedia defines Evolution as […]

Our Mango Tree

June 27, 2012 by

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Grandma has simply thrown a mango seed in our garden, when I was a baby. Today, it had grown into a big boy. The memories with it are numerous and a treasure of my life. I still remember when we were young, Appa would climb the tree and pluck the mangoes. I would be standing […]