New York Fashion Week | Recap of September 13, 2012 Shows

New York Fashion Week | Recap of Sept 13 Shows. Credits: The Chic Daily.com, Ami Sanghvi

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It’s not “Gawd”… open your jaw wide to say, “God”!

Or, again, it's not "Dawg", but a jaw-wide-open "Dog"! Again? O, Gawd! Oops, sorry, Oh, God! A long time ago, Hima Devi - a graduate of Trinity College, England, taught drama to kids at 'elite' schools in Mumbai; she also trained them for 'elocution', improving their pronunciation, diction, grammar, reading skills, etc. While reading Sam Roberts' Unlearning to … Continue reading It’s not “Gawd”… open your jaw wide to say, “God”!

Getting nostalgic… about New York City

Soon it will be a year since I left New York!  As spring creeps up here, I'm beginning to miss those day-long trips to NYC! Aching for a change from the wintry whites and suburban life on Long Island, my escape to Manhattan with its urban cityscape used to provide me with all the forms … Continue reading Getting nostalgic… about New York City

Fly’n’ Past Flickr…

Flickr... alas, I seem to have drifted away from here... this past year.

In the war against Al Qaeda, how will the US cope with rebellious local youth!

Billions of tax dollars are spent by US to wage a war against terrorist groups outside the nation. But then a young man from Long Island, New York, travels all the way to Afghanistan, receives training from Al Qaeda, then plots a terror attack over his home base, then goes on to confess... who and … Continue reading In the war against Al Qaeda, how will the US cope with rebellious local youth!

“As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

Yesterday, a friend wished to post a comment on the much-discussed article that made the headlines in The New York Times. Some readers thought the article was newsworthy, others expressed their furore over the skewed perspective, and yet others posted counter-comments. The following is one which was written, but was not published, since all comments … Continue reading “As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

He wanted to be a “Quant”…

In the late 90s, my close buddy quit his well-paid job of 'research scientist' with a leading oil company. He wanted to be a "quant". Lured, not by the money; that would follow (and plenty of it, although not quite as much as the obscene figures that Wall Street traders take home), but by the … Continue reading He wanted to be a “Quant”…

Ad Agency layoffs

In Spring 2008, when I referred to layoffs at marketing companies and ad agencies, some smart alecks scoffed at my words, merrily mocking me and my writing. Numerous people holding jobs then dropped pearls of wisdom... "Network, get yet another degree (since my MBA does not seem to cut it), or better still, change your … Continue reading Ad Agency layoffs

Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

"Wow!" said the cabbie in Gotham, and "Oh wow!" sez I, sitting at my desk after watching this video of gutsy New Yorkers. But for the video caption, I'd have wondered, "Who are all these people waiting in line outside the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd St in sub-zero temperatures!" In contrast to the expected turnout … Continue reading Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?

Not just my fingers, but even the cells in my brain seem numbed by this wintry cold. Yes, the last time I tried to write was on January 1st but, ironically, poodwaddle seems to have stopped ticking for me since then. Could it just be writer's block? Well... I'll soon find out. Today, after almost … Continue reading What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?