Damn the Chocolate!

Chocolat, chocolates, Cadburys, Ferrero Rocher, Godiva or an entire list of brands from A-Z of which some you may chomp on routinely, while ship-loads of others you've never even heard of exist in this world, and just as well. No, please do not drool over what you're about to read. If anything, you may want … Continue reading Damn the Chocolate!

A touch of France… Jeff Scher

Enamored by Jeff's work, here I am watching another animated film... Water of Life... L'eau Life (but not low-life)... love his word-play, water-play, and above all... his water-color genius... that has a touch of France. Wish I could afford to buy his $500 per frame visual delights. Alas... someday! 🙂 😉 Again, thank you, New … Continue reading A touch of France… Jeff Scher

“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

A South Asian Indian kid, a refugee!!!

That isn't possible, and it isn't true. India may be high up on the list of countries exporting her skills to the US, or providing cheap labor to make pricey goods for rich consumers the world over. But no sir/m'am, India does not "export" her poverty to other nations. On the contrary, millions of refugees … Continue reading A South Asian Indian kid, a refugee!!!

Ex-leaders of lending, once again at the forefront!

Express regret and thou shalt be absolved of blame. So what, you cannot be held responsible for the turmoil, despite ranking high within the nexus of all those who must bear responsibility for the present debacle in the financial world; a  disruption that not only affects past borrowers of home-loans, but also those who hold … Continue reading Ex-leaders of lending, once again at the forefront!

Dawn of 2009… talk of Mumbai’s resilience, and…

Talk of perspectives. A couple of days back I referred to NYC - America's resilient city, comparing it to Mumbai - India's version of NYC. In my posting are references to a common man's dispirited view-point of life in Mumbai today. Today, The New York Times has published Joe Nocera's account of his journey to … Continue reading Dawn of 2009… talk of Mumbai’s resilience, and…

Let us be optimistic…

Last night I received some news that was rather upsetting... it was at a personal level. But before going to bed I gave the issue some thought and decided that some things are beyond one's control. However, even in the midst of an adverse situation, if I remain optimistic, disallowing negative thoughts to plague my … Continue reading Let us be optimistic…

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Companies blog about their layoffs… laid-off employee driven to killing CEO!

I would refer to this as Silicon Valley's doomed trajectory... and what a tragic end... from boom to doom! Just ten days after Claire Cain Miller wrote an article for International Herald Tribune, about how CEOs of companies are blogging about "downsizing", "pink slips" and "staff cuts", especially in Silicon Valley, I read about Sid … Continue reading Companies blog about their layoffs… laid-off employee driven to killing CEO!

Following Paul Krugman… Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Economics, Op-Ed Page Columnist.

Yes, I tend to follow his views. Can't say I understand all that he has to say, nor do I understand the intricacies of his economic theories, but most of what I understand from all that I read in his columns, I tend to concur with. This post here, is simply for my quick reference … Continue reading Following Paul Krugman… Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Economics, Op-Ed Page Columnist.