Will the real 3rd Umpire please stand up?

Now that’s a job I would want to apply for. The Venerable 3rd Umpire. The only person I know who has an easier job than his, is the bloke sitting next to him; yup the 4th Umpire. Watch cricket all day, get the best seats in the house. Have some great food. And yes, you’re … Continue reading

Lessons from the highway

Every now and then you have to embark on one of those highway drives, where in between listening to music and juggling for toll, you also get a chance to get into deep thought and reflection. A drive on the Mumbai Pune expressway is almost the perfect location for deep reflection. Atleast, while you’re on … Continue reading

The Making of India’s Premier Start-up Event

With a month to go before Proto.in, apart from the various concerns regarding the quality of start-ups, the media reach, the event manager, speakers at the event; what really was giving me and the The Knowledge Foundation Team the maximum sleepless nights was the date, the 9th of July. Not only was it clashing with … Continue reading

Mumbai’s favorite sons

The Madrasi’s guide to finding a house in Aamchi Mumbai

Black & Yellow

If you’ve lived in a big, bad ‘Metropolitan’ and perhaps moreso if you’ve been a tourist, the one element you must certainly have come across is the ‘Taxi’. New York has it’s And surely Mumbai must have it’s own The Bandra here has no meaning…(If it does, I haven’t figured it out yet) Yes, the … Continue reading

How much did you say?

It’s been almost 5 months since I’ve started living alone and one of the things I’ve noticed changing is myself. Yes, the Air Conditioner is on only when it absolutely has to be. Deals are stored, restored and saved. I now have a deal from Big Bazaar which offers me a free bag of Sugar … Continue reading

Slumdog Humdog

Unless you’ve been test running on Virgin Galactica over the last 2 months, you’ve probably heard of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Every now and then, a Movie comes around that the entire World takes notice off, what’s surprising in this case is how completely polarized (Except for the British) the audience’s views are on it. … Continue reading

Home Alone

They say ‘Staying Alone’ makes a Man into well… a ‘Man’. In my 24 years of existence, I unfortunately wasn’t bestowed upon that pleasure and the longest I ever stayed away from home was a sum total of ’14 days’. Shame on me, they would say. With me shifting to Mumbai, also came that luxury … Continue reading

Mumbai Meri Jaan

I must admit it, I was a big skeptic myself. Many a time, I would hear a colleague or a friend say, “You must experience living in Mumbai atleast once.” I would remain indifferent, most of it in my opinion was media hype the city received by virtue of it being the entertainment and commercial … Continue reading

Candid Camera

  Some things are better left un-said… aren’t they?   Freedom of the Press? So what were those new norms on Banking security again…   Hungry Kya?   The Joy of Numbers If it’s one thing we’ve never lacked, it’s a sense of Timing     So which one is it, ‘Buyer beware’ or ‘Seller … Continue reading