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Category Archives: Humor
On how I decided to go green. And why I needed antibiotics. And what the Hindi word nasook means. Continue reading
Work and life, retirement and eulogy — through allegories. Continue reading
In a world gone hedonistic on us, is it wise to defer your satisfaction? What is the difference between pleasure and happiness? Continue reading
Exploring the rules and nature of the corporate game that a vast majority of us play on a daily basis. Continue reading
Another pen, another story about the tightrope act called parenting. Continue reading
When our kids turn 13, we turn ridiculous. How do we handle it? Continue reading
A small anecdote to illustrate why one should stick to one’s language when arguing. Continue reading
What do you do when you find yourself a sort of captive audience next to your big boss for a couple of minutes? Be careful about the comments you make as smalltalk!
Here is a piece about the weirdness of the English language that I found on the web some twenty years ago. Continue reading
About a fifty-year old Parker pen that held an important lesson for me.
About a couple of chess games, and about why somebody’s loss can be as satisfying as your win.
Of my first car and my first encounter with the American legal system Continue reading
Pointers in surviving the corporate jungle. Newspaper column in Today on 14 June 2008.
[...] In the unforgiving, dog-eat-dog corporate jungle, you need to be sure of the welcome. More importantly, you need to prove yourself worthy of it. Fear not, I am here to help you through it. And I will gladly accept all credit for your survival, if you care to make it public. But I regret that we (this newspaper, me, our family members, dogs, lawyers and so on) cannot be held responsible for any untoward consequence of applying my suggestions. Come on, you should know better than to base your career on a newspaper column! [...] Continue reading