Monthly Archives: June 2008

Sam Bahadur Is No More!

No, I didn’t know Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, but I lived in an era when he was considered a hero, a larger-than-life figure, may be, the last of the straight-talking, upright officers of the Indian armed forces. He was a … Continue reading

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Man about Town

Been wandering around town and these are images I caught: This lingerie maker is taking things a bit far, methinks! There’s a light inside the mannequin! This is the crowd outside Andheri station which is so crowded commuters constantly look … Continue reading

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Morning Musings; Morning Raga, Whatever, but I Am Feeling Grumpy!

The markets are falling. It’s all coming down. From 20,000 to 13,000 is a steep fall by any standards (53 per cent). Oil prices are rising. Panic buttons have been pressed. Companies are cutting down on a lot of things. … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Shutting His Gate at Microsoft?

“After a two-year transition,” says this article in Economist, “Bill Gates prepared to step down from the day-to-day running of Microsoft, which he founded in 1975. He remains chairman and will be involved in some projects along with the company’s … Continue reading

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Amitabh on Why "We" Are So Mediocre

Says the patriarch of the Indian movie industry, the one man icon whose mug appears in every newspapers, magazines and channels in this blogpost: “Because of the announcement of the Reliance Entertainment and our tie up, there was media bombardment … Continue reading

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Jerry Yang on His Way Out from Yahoo? Popstar Britney Needs Talking to from Dad!

Seems Jerry Yang founder of Yahoo is on his way out from Yahoo and his nemesis is going to be Sue Decker, president, Yahoo. Pop star Britney Spears’ father Jamie, who is her legal guardian, is charging 1,250 pound per … Continue reading

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Ganga Is Alive and Well, Shankaro-sir!

Went to visit Ganga at his residence which we friends call Gangalayam. Ganga is fine and recounted his encounter with elephants. The elephants charged him twice and left him with a long gash on his back narrowly missing his Aorta … Continue reading

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