A pigeon flutters down and settles on the narrow ledge outside the window. My flat is on the eighth floor. A peek, straight down the ledge, would be scary for most of us. The pigeon does not look worried! It is normal for birds I guess. After all they fly higher, way higher than eight floor buildings. The pigeon is busy preening itself. Cleaning the dirt from its feathers. It is in no hurry. Occasionally it looks around. Checks if the skies are clear of high flying eagles. That could be a problem if you are a pigeon. Once in … Continue reading The bird outside my window
Sometime I wish life had a reboot button just like that. A control, which would help you refresh the cache, undo the mistakes…. Continue reading Sometimes I wish life had a Reboot Button
The IT industry folks are usually the ones who can afford to work remotely. There also a lot depends on the type of project and the role you perform. Continue reading The case for Working Remotely
…I hate to throw things away. Over the years, I have hoarded a vast collection of items. Continue reading A Brief History of Trash
I do not remember exactly if I smiled or if I cried! After all that is a memory more than two decades old. Continue reading Playback those memories
I realized that fifty is just a number. The important thing is to enjoy every moment by living life to the maximum. Continue reading Is there Life after 50?
Believe in yourself and put in your best efforts the rest will happen by itself. Continue reading Victory of Good over Evil
October is almost over. November announces the start of winter, but it is still raining! In India, the monsoon months are from June to August – given or taken a month. During these months, we are supposed to get our annual quota of water from the skies. Despite all the rockets and satellites that we regularly send up, we are still dependent on the Rain Gods. This year the forecast was for a ‘less-than-normal rain’. Unfortunately for the Met department, the Rain Gods read the predictions. It rained and rained and then rained some more. It is not that I … Continue reading An Indian Monsoon
Its been a while since I wrote a story , a poem or posted anything on my blog. I was trying to think why……….. Have been busy of late. That is my excuse. Who is not busy you may ask. After all how much time does it take to write a few words and share it. There is so much to write about. The never ending Indian Monsoon, the unpredictable world of politics. The fact that I have hardly read any books of late or rarely catch up on what is happening in the world of cricket…..the options to write … Continue reading It’s been a while….
Daju’s designation declared that he was the ‘office water-carrier’. His job required him to fetch water, cook food and keep the office clean . No one in my office, wanted to eat the food he cooked. They preferred to do the cooking themselves. There was not much work in the office where I was the district-in-charge. It was a government office in the foothills of the Himalayas. Still in my early twenties, I was struggling to grow a mustache then. I hoped it would give me a serious and more of a mature look. I was having a tough time … Continue reading The taming of the brew!
A lot has been written and discussed in the media about the unwelcome intrusion by big business houses into our private lives. Details about the Facebook data sharing scandal with Cambridge Analytic or leaks about the way Google has been … Continue reading /e/ : A user Data Privacy respecting operating system
It was supposed to be a punishment transfer. In my case, I got it because I had just joined a government service. I was packed off to a remote village, high up in the Himalayan mountains. There were no tarred roads in the village. A dirt track linked it to civilization. A bamboo hut with a corrugated-sheet roof became my office cum residence. On records, I was the district-in-charge and had a staff of four who reported to me. These four were local villagers and hardly ever attended ‘office’. Most of the time I was alone in my office. I … Continue reading A random act of kindness