Monthly Archives: July 2011

Time Up

Yesterday I was invited to talk to members of a reputed multinational company. The day-long meeting was organised in a hotel and my 90 minutes talk was scheduled to start at 1130. The speaker before me continued beyond 12:00 noon … Continue reading

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North of North Pole

The Indian Antarctic Program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional program, initiated in 1981 with the first Indian expedition to Antarctica. India signed the Antarctic Treaty and constructed Dakshin Gangotri Antarctic research base in 983, Maitri in 1990, and is planning to build another research station named Bharathi. India … Continue reading

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It is not cricket

“It is not cricket” means something is unfair, unacceptable. After the ODI World Cup frenzy, Indian team is at Lord’s for a now Royal Game. Results of Cricket ODI World Cup finals on 02 April 2011 could be reported in … Continue reading

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Not My Fault

Keshav’s comments on my blog prompted me to reflect on a common behavior. When a child, still not firm with her steps, falls while walking, her mother spanks and admonishes, “didn’t I ask you to be more careful?” When a … Continue reading

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Let Children be Children

Last Saturday noon Bangalore was cool after refreshing showers. I waited on a broken creaky steel chair in front of a roadside cobbler-shop to get a pair of shoes repaired. As accepting a request of “come later to collect” would … Continue reading

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Who killed whom?

Dr. R. Balu speaks with empathy. He does not just report a problem; he has devoted his life to be part of honorable solutions to the miseries of less privileged. He has positively influenced people of all ages and positions. Balu’s … Continue reading

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