It was my first day of First Grade. The beginning of my formal schooling. Like most of my friends, I was sad that the holidays were over and dreaded the feeling of going back to school. It wasn't that I didn't love learning, but, it was how we learnt that made me cringe. Of course, technology limited … Continue reading Yes, I’m Left Handed.
Ever heard of someone play the Guitar that has gone out of tune? It sounds awkward, sometimes unbearable even. To get the tone and melody back, musicians tense the strings, tighten them. With a certain amount of tension, the right amount of stress the Guitar sounds melodious. The string undergoes pain before it sounds its … Continue reading Difficult Times and Tuning A Guitar
It was early 1993. I have a near-perfect memory of it. It was after my grandmother passed away in December 1992. India had seen one of its worst disturbances in December 1992 in the aftermath of riots. The day my grandmother passed away was also the day when I heard my father narrate another tragic … Continue reading The Only Lessons I Learnt From Watching The News
I was at the local store picking groceries. I was reaching out for a pack of biscuits on one of the higher shelves, and I hear a familiar piece of music playing from the speaker above. It was an old Hindi tune, "Ae malik tere bande hum...". Zoop. I go back in time, way back … Continue reading My Time Machine
In February, I was invited to preside over an event conducted for Undergraduate Students who were completing their management studies. I was asked to address a gathering of over 300 students. It was my first time addressing a gathering and I did not want to bore them about specifics of managing a business. Instead, I … Continue reading Three Pillars