If I was a Frenchman…

I often faced this loaded question, "Are you settled?"

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The “Flying Rani”!

Although a train journey in India is arduous, especially when traveling unreserved, it is always fun, and replete with memorable experiences. 🙂

Trotting on your high horse?

Headed to Buckingham Palace? Chances are you're more than likely not going anywhere near there. Then why this compulsion to speak the Queen's English, eh?  Here's what I think the issue is... It's an instant giveaway that although you're a product of independent India, you haven't quite broken away those shackles of your colonial past … Continue reading Trotting on your high horse?

If it’s Houston this must be Texas… really?

If it's Tuesday this must be Belgium... but, Ask any Texan, Houston is Hewston... If it is mid-week, never say Wed-nes-day But if you're in New York, and Headed to Wall Street riding the subway, or walking on foot -- call it route 11 You're bound to cross Houston But wait... remember this street is … Continue reading If it’s Houston this must be Texas… really?

Do you mosey?

WordPress, twitter, facebook, pinterest, linkedin, tumblr, flickr, mosey... yes, mosey, and the list goes on. Nosy, then stay on. Knowledgeable, or if you're simply not interested in what I'm about to express... then please feel free to move on. Have you noticed how these wordpress blog posts (not on tblog, blogspot, or is it  blogger... … Continue reading Do you mosey?

Technology Turns…

  Facebook का यह मेला क्या है? अजी समझो, यह एक भूल भुलैया है 'गर अन्दर गए, तो फिर बाहर आने की कोशिश, मान लो आप, वोह बेकार ही है. अब ले लो इस बला को जिसे कहते हैं लोग ट्विट्टर ... पंछियों की इस चह-चहाट में ढूँढें किस तरह से हम कोयल की उस … Continue reading Technology Turns…

You read my mind!

Imagine you're chatting with someone, either in person (which is so rare these days, unless you're a Mom, or Dad to a pre-tween kid); or you're on the phone (but chances are you don't do that either, unless YOU feel like talking to a real person); or then you're chatting online (more like the way … Continue reading You read my mind!

Pablo Bartholomew… passionate artist, photographer, photo-journalist

Today, reminiscing about my 'advertising' career in India - soon fading; and while reviewing my sporadic flirtations with photography; about Ektachrome, Kodachrome (also now relegated to the archives of photography), my thoughts drifted to the time Pablo Bartholomew was doing a calendar assignment for Kodak.  The theme for that specific year (somewhere in the mid-'80s, … Continue reading Pablo Bartholomew… passionate artist, photographer, photo-journalist

Quantitative Easing… made easy for at least 1.2 million people!

After watching this cartoon by Omid Malekan, QE2 must be clear - at least conceptually - to the 1.2 million viewers who've watched the video on YouTube! If that hasn't worked for you, try following Felix Salmon on Reuters to see why Quantitative Easing may not quite be the solution to solving America's 'burning' issues/problem/s - job … Continue reading Quantitative Easing… made easy for at least 1.2 million people!

What in god’s name at destination Games… is all this monkey business?

Hanuman (No - not human - this is no typo...), an incarnation of Shiva, destroyer of evil, rescued Sita from the clutches of demonic Ravana of Sri Lanka, in the epic story, Ramayana... Indian women are often expected to follow her example - the epitome of virtues, the ideal woman! So, what does this monkey have … Continue reading What in god’s name at destination Games… is all this monkey business?