How my laptop stickers gained me new friends
I often work while sipping some coffee at Starbucks. The coffee is admittedly expensive, but pretty decent to get work done. Mainly because they give decently fast WIFI and also they get the lighting right. Once such day, someone approached me. He was wearing a “something very nice about Open-source” t-shirt. He introduced himself and…
Taking down notes!
Richard Branson’s peculiar habit of writing down notes at every meeting.
APJ Abdul Kalam is a very wise man!
Over the years I have ended up being a fan of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam. In recent times, no person who has held political office (though Presidency is pretty much a ceremonial role in India) has the sort of connect that this man has. I was catching the late night news and caught a…
R.I.P Dev Anand [Khoya Khoya Chand…]
Feeling sad that the legendary Dev Anand has passed away. He was someone who stood out for acting in movies that were not just entertaining but also off the beaten track. He was also someone who was working until the end of his life, at the ripe old age of 88. Being unique was his…
League of Extraordinary Geniuses!
As the Nobel season is around, I thought of sharing this amazing photograph with you. I came across this photo on a blog post and really wished, I could get a time machine, go back in time and listen into to what they were discussing. All of them are geniuses but quite a few of them…
The Anurag Kashyap Effect!
If I had to list my favourite Hindi films from recent times, they would be Black Friday, Satya, Rang De Basanti, Dev D and a few more. But the name of Anurag Kashyap keeps floating about in most films I have liked. Either as a script writer or director or even as producer. I am…
Kishore Kumar the Genius!
Way back in 93, I was still a kid and did not know much about old Hindi songs. I bought a cassette titled ‘Kishore Kumar’s greatest hits’. That was it. I was hooked on to the Kishore Kumar’s voice and his music. An actor, director, song writer, music director all rolled into one. If he…