Category: Freewheeling

An idle mind is undoubtedly a freewheeling devil!

Remembering Manju – An Unassuming man; an Unmissable Dedication & an Unswerving Character

Manju is no more. No amount of recanting his character or retelling of his stories would bring him back to life. But remembering him would unmistakably make us realize not only the transient facet of life, but also the model manner in which it ought to be lead. Manju for us and Manjunath at birth …

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‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ – 10 Indispensable Commandments of Life for a Man

Here go the 10 quintessential and uncompromising ‘lessons of life’ for a man as imparted by ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’, in their order of importance. Lesson 1: Girls, God and Gelatin Sticks If you are scorned by your love, and also scoffed by Divinity (the two are cumulative and the option of either/or does not …

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RUN VENKY RUN!

A couple of decades ago, on a lethargic and sombre Bangalore morning, I remember literally sprinting behind a bus which had just departed from the bus stand. If I had to be on time to attend the class on ‘Double Entry System of Book Keeping’ , I had to plant myself inside that conveyance which …

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SKYFALL – High up above

The latest Bond flick begins with an exhilarating chase sequence involving a variety of conveyances, beginning with cars, heightening with bikes and ultimately culminating on the top of a train. The chase is a disaster –physically for 007; politically for the MI6 and catastrophically for a whole horde of NATO agents operating under cover in …

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Drought, Divinity and Daftness – Karnataka Government misses the woods for the trees

The State of Karnataka is experiencing the worst drought ever in the last 42 years. The Government, in response has allocated a whopping sum of Rs.17 crores to approximately 35,000 temples spread across the state for collectively engaging, indulging and appeasing the rain gods. It would pose a veritable challenge for any sane individual to …

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Inglorious Guwahati – The Detritus of Shame and Sullenness

On the night of 12th of July, 2012, the city of Guwahati was jolted out of its idyllic reverie. An unsuspecting and helpless student of Class 11 was divested of all her dignity by a rambunctious group of nearly 20 men, who for the want of a better word, can only be described as Neanderthals. For …

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A Baby in a Bore-well – India’s claim to shame

The innocuously sounding ‘bore-well’ represents a well of 4 1/2″, to 12″ in diameter drilled into the earth for the purpose of retrieving water. A bore well is cased in the region of loose subsoil strata that is open either in hard rock or in crystalline rock. The depth of a bore well can vary …

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THE SPIRIT OF THE “SECRET ANGEL” – THE STORY BEHIND A COCONUT, SOCKS, SLIPPERS & YES AN UNDERWEAR

Yesterday after a brief visit to the conference room, when I walked back to my seat, I was surprised to see a tender coconut delicately placed on my desk with a straw as well, to enable yours truly to enjoy a refreshingly healthy drink! A post-it attached to the shell read “Take care and enjoy …

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