Why Bored? Read a book, take a stroll, kick a friend

Sometimes in hindsight I wonder, if only for the briefest moments, whether I should hold out on frequently doling out advice to my dear little sister, in lieu of brevity. One tends to lose ones audience, brilliant as the pearls of wisdom may be, to the rather diluting effects of frequency. A common mind, as they say, … Continue reading Why Bored? Read a book, take a stroll, kick a friend

Airtel billed me for 3G at 33,000ft above sea level!

EDIT: Airtel agreed to waive the charges, finally. Late but correct. In an interesting follow-up story to my recent conference travel to Mexico, I found two diabolical entities waiting for me back home: Mom, with matrimonial matches for me (Ugh!) and a whopping Airtel bill upwards of Rs. 20,000/-. A rude shock for someone who just flew … Continue reading Airtel billed me for 3G at 33,000ft above sea level!

You da’ man, pops!!

“ Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody. ” — Aristotle Last few weeks I have been giving advice to students regarding their prospective universities for bachelor, masters and PhD programmes. Its a  tough time for any kid, particularly the undergrads, fourteen is no age … Continue reading You da’ man, pops!!

Vrath, Laddoos and God

I woke up earlier than I am used to. My room window faces east, but the rays of morning sunlight are governed by the vagaries of the swaying Ashoka tree. Today, the house is ablaze with the preparation for the vratham. I wouldn't say our house is old as much as that it has personality. Slowly it creeks … Continue reading Vrath, Laddoos and God

Don’t be an Idiot. Vote!

I am so proud of IIIT for participating in Earth Hour last week. What matters is that we tried, don't care for arguments that the energy we saved was too little, or otherwise inconsequential. As any high school coach would say, it's important that you try. It shows culture and character. So, today I stand … Continue reading Don’t be an Idiot. Vote!