Politics of Persia and a Sultan of Sense

I am not an Iranian. I am not an American. But I have been in positions of conflict. And found them difficult. And therefore, I am happy. Really happy with this interim arrangement crafted between Iran and the six global powers. Drop in oil price is a good enough reason to smile but there isContinue reading “Politics of Persia and a Sultan of Sense”

The house where Drama comes visiting

With the first notes of the first overture at the Royal Opera House I got introduced to many new forms of drama. Possibly inconceivable once, but today, the ROHM is part of Muscat mundane. Heroes are born, villains vanquished and romance celebrated. All part of a season ticket. Fun. Beautiful. Entertaining. Lively. Energising. Different. #TheYeahWay:Continue reading “The house where Drama comes visiting”

Saying Yes to a No

Some months back a leading head-hunter called. They had a mandate for a real cool opportunity in the region (Middle East). Nice company. Nice job.  With all the benefits and limitations of a Middle East opportunity. The head-hunter did his job (real well) and got me to start the process. Online psychometric tests with resultsContinue reading “Saying Yes to a No”

God once played cricket

I was 28 when i first witnessed Sachin play for India. And I was hooked. It was possibly the combination of his vulnerable child-like looks, his immaculate politeness & humility combined with his magical, smooth yet make-no-mistake aggression and ability to dominate that grabbed attention. This was an infatuation that would become love with theContinue reading “God once played cricket”

Some sun-lotion and be sure to pack that umbrella?

di·lem·ma diˈlemə/ noun a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives…. Its been months in planning. A gathering to celebrate young love. Celebrate friendship. Celebrate parenthood. Celebrate all this and more at the great-food-happy-feni-laid-back-musical-swaying-beaches of Goa. And the flight to Goa is now. And then I decideContinue reading “Some sun-lotion and be sure to pack that umbrella?”

Some days you just got to fort up!

Yes, somedays you just gotto fort up. These are days when you stand alone. Solid, even under an intense spotlight. Secure, even in isolation. Royal, even amidst the ruins. Yes, there are days when you need to fort up. And become a beacon, a symbol, nearly an icon. A catalyst. Are you having enough ofContinue reading “Some days you just got to fort up!”

Love on the Sill

Monday morning. Adrenalin building for an imminent business meet. Suddenly I spy. Love at the work-place. Love on the edge. On my office window-sill. Unabashed, unapologetic, intimate, tender. Monday morning blues? Whatever. And if I had, the sun and moon And they were shining I would give you, both night and day Love satisfying FeelContinue reading “Love on the Sill”

Just a moment said the Moon to the Minaret

And the moon continued to climb. And soon it was above the minaret. And the moon looked down. But then, it started slipping. And the moon soon disappeared. The minaret stood where it was. Unmoving. Unchanged but for the light that fell on it and reflected sundry shadows. And waited for tomorrow. For the moonContinue reading “Just a moment said the Moon to the Minaret”