Pongal – a day of celebration and reflection

Every ending gives birth to a new begining. Let's welcome Pongal, the harvest thanksgiving festival.Today we big adeau to winter and long nights.We thank nature, man and god for the year past.Our energies are renewed - as we welcome warmer, happier (hopefully!) timesHold a second though, should we also not reflect for a minute on…

Christmas time

So we are alive and well! The Mayans' it turns out were predicting quite something else ( loss of india's cricketing dominance even on turning pitches home maybe?) and not the end of the world. We get therefore to celebrate Christmas 2012 - and celebrations and sparkling conversations are holding center stage  around the world.…

Eulogy time..

A good collegue, a friend passed away this morning. A gentle man devoured by a ravaging cancer. Over time, the disease took away his appetite,  his mobility, his stamina. It could of course do little about his smile, which continued to shine through - amidst  grimacing pain. It's this smile, and his gentle habit that…

Defining moments

Defining moments - you've got to think about them with a bit of nostalgia. Picture our ancestral man walking in the woods completely at the mercy of nature. He worships her and hopes she will be kind to him. He prays, pleads and cherishes nature - for he knows this is her eternal playground and…

Fidelity vs. Volume……..

Bigger! Faster! Better! The focus on amplification seems to be ingrained in us these days. Everywhere we go, we see an effort to increase throughput and voice the thought aloud; recently, linear increases are considered inadequate, we want exponential increases! Look around you - and chances are you'll stare in the face a company touting…