The Ruins of Nalanda University

The ruins of Nalanda UniversityOriginally uploaded by chitralekhan The excavated remains of an ancient center of learning... from over 2000 years ago! I may not be able to visit Taxila (now in modern-day Pakistan) in this lifetime, but was very fortunate to be able to walk around on the very same grounds of Nalanda where, … Continue reading The Ruins of Nalanda University

Advertisements

Plan of excavated ruins: Ancient Nalanda University

Plan of excavated ruins: Ancient Nalanda UniversityOriginally uploaded by chitralekhan Layout of Nalanda University, (Bihar), India: one of the ancient higher-learning institutions, particularly for Buddhist monks from near & the Far East... think 5th & 6th centuries B.C. Alas, it still remains among UNESCO's tentative lists of designated World Heritage sites:  Excavated Remains at Nalanda … Continue reading Plan of excavated ruins: Ancient Nalanda University

Your name… it’s on the tip of my tongue… it’s escaping me!

I'm snapping my fingers, I know your name... but heck, for the life of me, I can't remember it! Gee... this is so embarrassing! Ever happened to you that you're talking to someone, another person walks up to you to say hello... you know that you know this person; etiquette demands that you introduce the … Continue reading Your name… it’s on the tip of my tongue… it’s escaping me!

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

Metabo, o-ba-ue-to, kajuu, overgrown girth!

Oh no, when that happens to the Japanese, they run a risk that exceeds far more than the mere embarrassment of trouser buttons popping open! They run the risk of being singled out as 'obese' in their workplace! The world is aware that the Japanese are an extremely hard working people; they don't shirk their … Continue reading Metabo, o-ba-ue-to, kajuu, overgrown girth!