I last wrote in September 2020 when I lost my father.
Less than two year from that day, my mother passed away last year in May 2022. I was in Goa when she got hospitalized – by the time I came back in the evening, she was already on ventilator. We couldn’t speak to her for her last 5 days when she was in hospital. Her last words to me (on phone) was ‘I am fine’ when she was going to hospital. No good byes…no last piece of advice…nothing on what should I do…nothing. continue reading To live a fulfilling life…talk about ‘death’ more often
My father passed away peacefully in the evening of 12th September 2020. He was a Parkinson’s patient for last 12 years and his mental faculties were dwindling for last few years. We knew that it could happen anytime but wanted to hold onto him…
Every day, when security guards stop my car while entering the office parking or a mall, it brings a smile. The drill comprises of ‘checking’ the boot by lifting the back door and then closing it. continue reading Living in a ‘secured’ world…
We keep saying that ‘technology is a great disrupter’. While we usually talk about this disruption in context of business, the impact of technology in our day to day life is often not talked about as much.
In my series of blogs, I intend to do precisely that.
First, we are going to talk about ‘WhatsApp’ and various groups that we all are part of – school/ college friends, family, office and so on.
Years of corporate life teaches you that you shouldn’t take most of what is said on its ‘face value’. It’s important to understand these jargons, what they convey and also when & where to use them. The trick is that as a ‘recipient’, you are expected to take it in your stride and wait for you to use these on someone who steps in your shoes…or is already there. continue reading Corporate jargons…what, why…and why not ?
You can take a man out of Bihar but can never the Bihari out of him. This was reenforced recently, when I got a chance to go to Patna for my school reunion. The school decided to give me a ‘significant achievement award’
I have always been fascinated by Spain, maybe a tad more after seeing the three Amigos having their exciting holiday there in ‘Zindagi na milegi dobara’. So when work gave me an opportunity to go to Madrid, I took it with glee
Flying in India is an experience…unparalleled….either you have fun or someone else has at your expense.
You have to take a print of the ticket and show at an entry gate….you wonder why ? I am sure airport authorities are not so naive to think that it would prevent terrorists or such kind of people from entering. continue reading Bon voyage…
In the movie Pyaar ka panchnama II, the heroine Chiku gets upset with his boyfriend Gogo (ha ha) as he didn’t change his relationship status on Facebook from single to ‘in relationship’. ‘Don’t you know that we are in a relationship’, Gogo asked innocently but it didn’t cut ice with Chiku and she ensures that appropriate change is made in the relationship status.