The Existential Crisis Phenomenon

Time flies! Busy Day! I hear these statements a lot. I have also wondered as how I can spend days, weeks, months and yet have the overwhelming feeling that I have done nothing special. In the recent past, I have found solace in order. I have a schedule that I …

The importance of Kindness

Some time ago, my dad was conned in a bus ride back from work. A crook picked his pocket while another distracted him with a story that he saw money fall out from my Dad’s bag. He only had a photo copy of his drivers license and a few spare …

There is an app for that

So every company is at promoting the buzzwords Digital, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud to employees and customers alike. The place i work at is also seeing a digital revolution and the upper management has asked us to come up with innovative mobile apps that disrupt the regular lives. I do understand …

Demonetization Thoughts

On November 8th 2016, the prime minister of India announced on National TV that the 500 and 1000 rupee notes were demonetized effective midnight. The PM announced that the people had until Dec 31 to exchange the old notes. Post Dec 31 the people could exchange them at the specified …

Random Thoughts

Let us just say that some things trouble me. I cannot understand the father who says his son was punished for 20 minutes of action when he raped a girl. I feel helpless when I read about doctors in Syria have to plead for the bombing to stop. I dread …

Being Human

Albert Einstein once said ” I have no special talent, but I am passionately curios”.  I am no Einstein, but do feel a need to understand how things work. I was certainly not born this way, but over time I started to understand the importance of knowing how things work.  …

The one about Hobbies

Most Indian parents that I talk to nowadays have the same complaint “the z generation spends too much time on their play stations and IPads and do not value life outside the digital world”. Our conversations always begin with the ” when I was a kid” punch line but as …

A Trip to New York City

Ever since we got here in the United States, my wife has been talking about taking a vacation and visiting New York. All my “vacation trips” were with bachelor boys and almost all of them followed a defined template, one makes the plan, and the rest get on with the …

Indian Passport Renewal Experience at Houston

My Indian passport comes up for renewal in October 2014, and I did not want to start late on my documentation. Google bhai did not yield any satisfactory results. People had not understood the documents requirement, people were complaining about the processing company, complaints about the delay and so on. …

The one about Sachin Tendulkar

Today, Sachin Tendulkar played his last official cricket match for India. He is hanging up his boots after 24 years. His match stats are unbelievable; 24 years, 100 centuries, 33 thousand international runs. I do not think anyone as of today is going to be anywhere near these numbers. Sachin …