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     *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3*****

By Navneet Bakshi / March 14, 2021

                                                                                               *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3***** Facebook is one of the lousy platform for posting articles. I wonder how it became so popular. I was trying to include here the links to the previous parts but I am sorry to say that doing that just confuses their software which makes garbage of the whole article. So…

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The “Bite”

By Vikram Karve / February 9, 2021

THE “BITE” Story by Vikram Karve ______________ Around 39 years ago – in 1982 – as a newly married couple – we lived in Curzon Road Apartments (also called Multi-Storey (MS) Apartments). Curzon Road Apartments were located between Connaught Place (CP) and India Gate on Kasturba Gandhi Road. There were 6 multi-storey buildings (A, B, C,…

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बुदम and his Dilemma with ‘illiterate’ Mom

By Vipin Kaushik / February 5, 2021

Let me take a break from my next episode, I want to get back to my ‘illiterate’ Mom, who was/is at the center of everything happening in बुदम’s life. बुदम noticed one thing, all the siblings in the family avoided him, loved him, and were extremely nice to him whenever बुदम used to be around…

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Prem and Prem Leela

By Navneet Bakshi / February 3, 2021

Prem and Prem Leela In childhood, the truth value of any news or any piece of information cannot be suspected. You will jump out of your chair if I tell you what all I learnt about..sex (what else??) during these informative exchanges. There was no other source, no TV, no internet. Every little bit of…

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बुदम and his crude business models

By Vipin Kaushik / February 3, 2021

बुदम was a dreamer to become big in his life. But ‘work hard’ the main ingredient was missing to achieve his educational goals. बुदम was miserable for causing pain to his Dad (Mahesh) and wanted to pay him back. बुदम knew deep inside that he had hurt his Dad immensely, and he could/can not repay…

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बुदम and His Quest to Find Mentors

By Vipin Kaushik / January 31, 2021

बुदम always wanted to find answers from family members. He used to look at his big brother Hemant Bhai for some magic wand to put something in him. He got some help from an illiterate Mom (Shakuntla) who told him one thing to be successful, “you got to enjoy whatever you do”. बुदम enjoyed everything…

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‘Good Girls go to heaven and bad ones can go anywhere’ – Teenage बुदम’s (Moron) dilemma.

By Vipin Kaushik / January 30, 2021

Preface: Character बुदम is about me (not fiction). Let me start with why I felt that I was बुदम. While growing up in Chamba, I used to get all kind of punishments in the school like बिच्छू बूटी treatment, मुर्गा आसन, बेंत treatment, standing hands up, etc., etc., When this did not work teachers started…

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About NADAs and Izrar Bunds

By Navneet Bakshi / January 23, 2021

About NADAs and Izrar Bunds Why is it that thoughts on Nada just don’t stop coming to me? Is it a symptom of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Nah! You can’t call it that unless I keep tying and untying the Nada of my Pajamas repeatedly. Am I a “Nadaphile” then? Hahaha, or I am just a borderline…

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Enforcement Directorate Registers ‘Hawala’ case against Chinese National, Charlie Peng

By Suresh Rao / January 18, 2021

Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India has registered Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case against Chinese national, Charlie Peng (also known as Luo Sang.)  on August 17, 2020. He was in 14-day police custody. No charge has been made yet on ‘Spying’ (if any) ED has alleged that Charlie Peng and associates are directly connected…

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Bengaluru is now fastest growing tech-hub in the world!

By Suresh Rao / January 14, 2021

(pic) Download from iStock  Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s fastest growing mature tech ecosystem in the world since 2016, followed by the European cities of London, Munich, Berlin and Paris, with India’s financial centre of Mumbai in sixth place, according to new research released in London on Thursday. Dealroom.co data analysed by London &…

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