Daughters

Daughters

I have written a lot about Family. How it feels to have children. When they laugh at you. And hold your hand. And look at you with those big round eyes while you tell them a story. And when they use your credit card in the Mall 🙂 I love having kids. Took my daughter shopping yesterday. Vile Parle East market. Loved every moment of it. The feel of her hands in mine, while we walked down the streets. Her…

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EquityMaster & Apura Seth

EquityMaster & Apura Seth

I subscribe to EquityMaster & in particular to Apurva Sheth‘s “Peak Profit Alert“. The journey so far has been okay. We take our gains and our losses. What I have always liked about Apurva’s service is that he is very responsive throughout the trading day and sends updates as required. That was my problem with Asad Dossani’s style of working – he, I understand, lives in California – and we never received updates from his service between Monday (day of…

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Books…

Books…

Books!   My earliest memories are of my Grandmother telling us stories after dinner. She loves to read – in fact she reads in 4 languages, Odiya, Bengali, Hindi & English. Puts me to shame for I can read in only one – English. Have almost forgotten how to read my own mother tongue – Odiya though I gave my matriculation exam in Odiya as my second language.   Be that as it may, I owe my love of reading…

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19 Years Ago…

19 Years Ago…

19 years ago… The Engine whistled and the train pulled to a stop. I got down from my compartment to be met with a crowd of people who wanted to wish me well – for I had a Daughter! My First Born! It was just like my best dream – I have a daughter? I am a father? “Holy Cow”! When did that happen! I now have two girls in my life! Thank the Gods! Both are well. Healthy and…

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The Desire for a Better Life

The Desire for a Better Life

The desire for a better life for our children is a powerful motivation for all of us, regardless of our status in life. For the poor and marginalised, it is Hope. That our children will not endure what we did.That our children will be able to help their children do homework without having to generate their own electricity. This photograph speaks so many things to me. Of Hope. Of perseverance. Of innovation in a land where the Government has consistently…

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A Meal

A Meal

A Meal. Just one word? Is that all? 4 letters?  Those 4 letters actual carry the weight of 2 hours of hard work early in the morning. Starting at the break of dawn. In a hot and steamy kitchen. In between getting other things done. Figuring out what else needs attention.  Back breaking labor. To produce A Meal. A Meal that is unpacked 5 hours later. And enjoyed. A Meal that brings sucor to a hungry person. Recharging body and…

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Vodafone Speed Test Result – Juhu, 19/5/16 7.37

Vodafone Speed Test Result – Juhu, 19/5/16 7.37

@VodafoneIN Pathetic 4G YET Again! Cellular Speed Test 0003 Address: Gulmohar X Rd 6, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai 400049. Time: 7.37 am Date: 19 May, 2016 Download: 0.07 mbps / 70 kbps Upload: 0.53 mbps / 530 kbpe Ping: 31 ms Server: Vodafone Lat / Long: 19.11, 72.83 Instrument: iPhone 5s