I can’t get no satisfaction

I first heard the Rolling Stones classic “I can’t get no satisfaction” in 1976. That was more than a decade post it’s release, yet a few years before my teens. And I strutted through my school years with this song on my lips. Ah, what wondrous years they were. Years of discovery, of findings, ofContinue reading “I can’t get no satisfaction”

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Go ahead. Make my day. Like.

My Mom loves Facebook. She is touching 80 but ever since she discovered Facebook she has a look that had been missing for many years. For my Ma this Zuckerberg invention loaded on to her smart-phone is as cool as her daily dose of reminiscing. From recent reports, it is evident that this social networkingContinue reading “Go ahead. Make my day. Like.”

My Seven Reasons to be Thankful

I woke up this morning and, as is the addiction, logged-in to the world. My social media was crowded with Thanksgiving messages. It felt good. So many revelations of gratitude. So many different reasons to be thankful. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. While showering, I shivered when the hot water optionContinue reading “My Seven Reasons to be Thankful”

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?”