“People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don’t they?”

Time and again you may have heard people say, "An idle mind is a devil's work-shop!" Well, here's a little story to illustrate that. Someone cooked up a chain email which has been in circulation since 2004. When you read it today, especially due to the current economic downturn, it sounds plausible [and by that … Continue reading “People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don’t they?”

Back in business, we’re on our way… eating, drinking, happily ‘forwarding’.

Indeed, Leopold Cafe in Mumbai has re-opened... unafraid, defiant, resilient. Carlsberg and Coke, quenching the thirst... of the parched public, in a flame-scorched city. Friends and family, silent for several days, are now back, circulating emails... speaking nothing of the terror and blood-bath in Mumbai during the past four days, but in grief and shock … Continue reading Back in business, we’re on our way… eating, drinking, happily ‘forwarding’.

Tugging at your heart strings… and purse strings.

A while back, I'm certain I blogged about how many man-hours and how much money (not to mention mental agony) goes down the drain annually, without anyone actually coughing up $$$, cents, pennies or yens! Chain mail, hoaxes, urban legends and virus alerts forwarded by friends, family, colleagues and even strangers perhaps constitute the bulk … Continue reading Tugging at your heart strings… and purse strings.

“Interesting Facts about India”… I’m tired of the boast statements!

Every other day, my Inbox has a 'new' email which reflects the glories of India and Indians. While I'm indeed happy for this country, her countrymen (women, and children) and all their successes, I'm kind of tired of reading emails forwarded by hundreds of people, en masse, literally. It seems that the people who created … Continue reading “Interesting Facts about India”… I’m tired of the boast statements!