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‘Seat’ selfish

February 23, 2014 by


Vikram is one among the first few people to board his office bus daily. Without missing a single day, he sits in the front most seat, which is free…a location usually otherwise occupied by his female colleagues. It was strange to see him sit in the front when all the other men usually run to […]

Not an odyssey!

December 16, 2013 by


A few years ago, I went to this Odyssey outlet in Chennai along with a friend of mine. Those days, you don’t go to an outlet like Odyssey looking for something, but instead you spend some time there and end up buying something. We both looked like normal blokes in not so expensive attire. Once […]

The more the trouble..

December 14, 2013 by


Madhav was sitting near his ailing son Shiva. Shiva had suffered a serious fire injury and was in the bed. He had just joined his new job and was getting ready for a marriage, but this seemed too unfortunate for Shiva. He had lost all his confidence and was depressed. He was not able to […]

Why me…Why ME?

December 10, 2013 by


Shyam was irritated. For the last six months he had been facing only failures, downfalls, upset and loss. He had not got a good job for quite some time..his business drowned. As always he went to his grandpa Madhav and shared his worries. Madhav said “Let me ask you few things”. “Do you remember that […]

In trying to help!

September 22, 2013 by


Having left office early to collect my bike that was given for service, I was talking to the ATM machine interactively and withdrawing cash. There were two machines and both were continuously busy. The other guy at the machine that was to the right of mine was even busier as he collected the cash, however, […]

Advice to a wrong person

August 24, 2013 by


There was guy whose house was leaking during the rain. One of his friends asked, “Hey, you have leakage inside your house, why don’t you seal it?”. He replied, “Now, it is not possible to seal it as it is raining”. His friend said, “Ok, then seal it when it stops raining”. He replied “Oh, […]

The way you react to a child

August 22, 2013 by


I went to my Son’s school to do a session on Storytelling. I did a 45 minutes session and at the end of it all, there was one aunty (that is what the teachers are called in a Montessori environment), who asked a question to the children present, “Do you all know who this uncle […]