RICH Stories (178)

Microstory 176 – Retro tales 3 Last week I was organizing my paper cuttings from the Times of India and Economic Times. I couldn't help laughing when I thought about that scene from 1997. I was shifting from Kolkatta to Mumbai for my new job. In between the jobs I had time and so I... Continue Reading →

Inside (37Yrs)Out

"The pandemic in its second coming has left deep and enduring psychological scars on virtually everyone else," wrote Santosh Desai in his weekly column in the Times of India. A couple of weeks back I received a call from one of my partner colleagues. I was in touch with him on a regular basis. One... Continue Reading →

RICH Uncut April 2021

Ringside view This was the month where my in-laws got their second dose of vaccine. We too jumped in to get our jab. We had to face a lot of " Oh No" in social situations. Most of my non-mallu friends starting asking me " You have not seen Kumbalangi nights?!" Finally, I marked it... Continue Reading →

RICH Stories (175)

Microstory 173 - Retro tales 2 My mother called on the day the Chinese spacecraft fell into the Indian Ocean and she started telling me about how far away from the Maldives it fell and additional information. While we were on the call I told her about that late 1970's incident of how my great... Continue Reading →

What will be your verse?

What will be your verse is a famous line from the movie " Dead Poets society". The other day I messaged my colleague to check how he was. He responded back with this message I am in the hospital , I am on Oxygen in the hospital I was startled and I didn't know what... Continue Reading →

RICH Stories ( 172)

Microstory 170 - Retro tales 1 After completing the 200th blog I decided to take a break and look at what I would like to do differently in the upcoming blogs. One of the things which my family shared is to share stories from the past. We gave a name as. “ Retro Tales”. These... Continue Reading →

21 revelations to 200th Blog

I had completed and posted my 150th blog on 25th July 2020 ( a day before my birthday). That day my wife threw the gauntlet, "Why don't you get to the 200th blog before our anniversary?" I accepted that challenge and the rest as they say is history. What was more fascinating was my discovery... Continue Reading →

RICH Stories (169)

Microstory 167 - Morning Conversation I told her not to look at the laptop, at least in the morning. These days my younger daughter also gets up very early in the morning. One of the promises we have made is to sit at the round table at 5.30 AM and have our morning chat with... Continue Reading →

Level up with Naval

In a recent "Times of India" article under the speaking tree section, there was an interesting article "Five Gems That Are Parameters of Happiness" by Damodar Pandita Dasa. I read the article and was trying to relate to my favorite movie of all times ' Pursuit of Happyness". Coinciding with this reflection was also a... Continue Reading →

My Daily Go To’s for freedom

Daily Walking For the past 3 weeks, I've not traveled. That made me put a walking routine in the morning around my apartment. I enjoy time with nature and these lines keep inviting me, " The woods are closer than they appear and if you listen closely, you'll hear them calling you near". I am... Continue Reading →

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