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Story that unfolded at Guruvayur

July 31, 2012 by

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Once she was widowed, a humble mother was forced to live in the city with her son and his family. Very soon, her “city-accustomed” son started facing the difficulties of being around with his “village-born” mother. For years, his mother had been longing to go to the Sri Krishna Temple at Guruvayur and after a […]

Archer and a cricketer

July 31, 2012 by

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I was telling a story to my son. This is a verbatim of what I read in a book on Entrepreneurship by Raj Shankar and Meera Krishnan. As Arjuna stood poised to hit the bird that was suspended on a rotating target, high above the sky, conversation went thus: Dronacharya: Do you see the sky, […]

Campus capers – I

July 30, 2012 by

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During a lecture on making iron & steel, our professor once abruptly stopped and surprised the class with a question, “How many of you young men smoke?” He was a great fan of the fictional character Mr. Chips, a school teacher, and probably modelled his teaching style along those lines. We merely thought that too […]

Stereotyping

July 30, 2012 by

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There is a friend of mine who is a professional counselor. She was called by a print magazine that focuses on parenting and they asked her if she can do an article on stereotyping children and why it isn’t right. She said that she may not have the time and she referred my name to […]

Reality Bites

July 29, 2012 by

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After three Mai Tais inside me, I had lost count. The dark Jamaican rum worked with the sunny Caribbean sun, gently encouraging the blood to flow in my veins. And presumably arteries too. She emerged from the sparkling water of the on-board pool, looking like an angel taking a break from Paradise. She asked me […]

Truly a Genius

July 29, 2012 by

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It was a tight day at office. I was totally exhausted and drained. At last, I took my bike to start for home. But no, there was some starting problem in my bike. Oh my God..not today. Anyhow, I finally started it. I was tired, but had to fix this issue in my bike, so […]

The Journey

July 28, 2012 by

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Back in college, in the days before entertainment-at-your-fingertips, watching plays was one of the activities we all looked forward to. One of the most anticipated plays ever to hit the stage was called Waiting for Godot. The run-up to the actual play was incredible, the hype around it in our little campus almost at par […]