Fine balance between lack of creativity and its excess. [Highly allegorical post!!]


I had always felt that our education does not promote original thinking, which is very detrimental to nation’s progress, as without it research can never be carried out! A very simple reason so many students fail exams is because they copy their neighboring candidate’s answers verbatim. If teachers would only teach adequate language skills, then […]

The Monkey who sold his Fur, and became an entrepreneur <— [rhyme alert]!


I stumbled upon a very detailed transcript of interview of Madhu Koda (click), the just 38 year-old, multi-millionaire entrepreneur, who has added unheard of dimensions to the art of portfolio management. Those of you (unlike me), who have had some experience at wealth-generation, would know that one needs to first have a sufficiently bulky portfolio […]

A divorce… that could not last.


They had been married ever since they could remember–more than 20 years now. They did not even remember if it was out of love, or was it arranged. They were so young, it was called an infant marriage! It was thaaaat long. They always viewed things from different perspectives, yet somehow always managed to focus […]

Google God, this is not fair! :(


See, how Google God is misguiding my prospective-readers-and-even-more-prospectively-about-to-turn-followers into believing that my blog is not about what they want to find on the World wide Web! 😦 [CLICK ‘GOOGLE GOD’S VAGARIES’ ON TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.] No wonder, I keep on finding excuses to try to popularize my blog through shrewd, but inefficient means. […]

Up against “What’s up?”; please help! :(


Long back my parents would ask me to be more graceful in dealing with relatives, e.g., to ask them “tamey kem chho” [Gujarati for “How’re you”?], though it literally means not “how”, but “why are you?”! Isn’t that offending, or at least a deeply existential query? Plus, I used to find it pointless. I’d ask, […]

nOBAlAMA P*ss Prize! Please help me! Or, laugh with me…


I used to read about great people, mostly scientists, but still people who’d had significant and positive IMPACT on the World. The likes of Einstein, Neils Bohr,Schrödinger, Francis Aston, Har Gobind Khorana, and well the list could NOT go on… In ALL cases, I’d first read about their WORKS, and they’d invariably filled me with […]

Yay, I got rich! :) Virtually :(


Read the notice, above? Now don’t think my resolve is weak. Except for bank balance, my nothing is weak, get it? Oh okay, maybe other balances also–mental, emotional, spiritual, se… oh no, let’s not get there, please? But what happened totally warrants blogging. I’d turned fairly cynical, not believing in the goodness of mankind or […]

Sequel to My Post ‘Do I deserve pink chaddis?’ – Guest post by Sioneve


This is actually a guest post by Sioneve. We had a small blanter (blog+banter) here (click) She had promised to do a small story on how my conversation with my kids would turn out if one of them ended up like the girl in my post–‘Do I deserve pink chaddis?’ (click). So well, here goes […]

Educational post


Smart Kid: Please gimme first rank this time at least! Smart God: I can’t. Others are also asking for the same thing! SK: That’s unfair! I come just second everytime. 😦 SG: Calculate area under the curve of what everyone gets in their lives against time, and you’ll know, I’m very fair. SK: I don’t […]