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Unique Remembrance

By Sabita Paintal / March 26, 2021

I was stunned to hear on phone about the sudden demise of my daughters pet dog ( mac) . He was 9 years old and of pug breed , hail and hearty, small structured and lovable. He poured too much attachment to his both doctor owners and made their lives lively . He was very…

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Success and failure are not forever

By Prasad Ganti / March 6, 2021

Nations are like individuals. Success and failures carry them like roller coaster rides do. Some of it results from statistical events while some of it results from one’s own making.  No one can always be successful, nor can be immune from the downswings of life. Three science and technology examples from recent times have caught…

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Covid19 vaccination scorecard – 1

By Prasad Ganti / February 16, 2021

Now that vaccination for Covid 19 has started across countries in the world, I am watching the scorecard to see the progress. The run rate is not great at the moment, but then the innings has just started. The run rate differs amongst countries and also the controversies arising thereof. Regardless, I am expecting things…

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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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“Panauti”

By Vikram Karve / February 7, 2021

“Panauti” Story By Vikram Karve _______________ PROLOGUE In the Navy there is a term called “Jonah”. “Jonah” means a sailor (or passenger) whose presence on board a ship brings bad luck and endangers the ship. Extended to the civilian world – a “Jonah” is a person who carries a jinx and brings bad luck. The title…

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THE “OTHER” WOMAN

By Vikram Karve / February 7, 2021

This is a Story of – a Husband – a Wife – and – the “Other” Woman… I am – The “Other” Woman… Here is my story… __________ THE “OTHER” WOMAN Story By Vikram Karve __________ Dramatis Personae Rohan – The Husband Lata – The Wife Nisha – The “Other” Woman (Narrator of the Story) __________…

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How to go on a Shopping Date

By Vikram Karve / February 6, 2021

SHOPPING DATING Thanks to COVID-19 Lockdown followed by COVID Phobia – I haven’t been able to go on a shopping date with my “Better Half” since March 2020. A few months ago – with the easing of lockdown – most markets, malls and shops opened – but – due to COVID Phobia – my wife…

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Indian Budget 2021

By Prasad Ganti / February 6, 2021

Beginning of February is the budget time in India. The finance minister announces the budget for the coming year, which usually includes policy statements from the government. Railway budget used to be a separate event earlier. Now it is combined into the general budget. Which makes it an even bigger event. I have been a…

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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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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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