New Year resolutions

New Year resolutions are nothing but new headaches to be taken care of, in the year that unfolds. You don`t realize it until you get married. Because, when you are a bachelor, you give yourself a promise and then break it at leisure on the 3rd of January – that is if you can hold …

Domestic violence on the men?

In the sixties, women asked for equality. In 30 years time, they would have it. In another 10 years time, they would treat men like dirt. I know it`s a shame, but I got to admit that I am subjected to domestic violence. I have proof – the burn marks on my well-developed calf muscles, …

On jammin up with Jammy

Presenting something that boosted my confidence ten-times today morning. After the gut-wrenching farewell last evening and pegs of Smirnoff Vanilla Twist in the night, I woke up a tired man. But this link from a colleague of mine – Meera Srinivasan – put back the energy where it belonged. Thanks mate! Click Here for the …

My farewell speech

Here is the farewell speech I delivered at Sify at 5.15 p.m on 27th of December 2004. I probably did not speak out the whole speech that follows…coz I was tense…and was too sad…but I sure wanted to. Some of the jokes are occupational (i.e., only people working with me will understand)…so ignore it and …

My Last Day in Sify

Today is my last day here in Sify. When was the last time I quit a job? Been a long while…yet as far as I remember, I have never quit a job formally. This is probably the first time. When I was working as a Features Sub-Editor with The Perth Courier, in Perth, Canada the …

Looking for a room-mate!

Long long ago, when angels traversed the Earth and things were not as bad as they are today…I used to be a bachelor. And I would stay wth a friend of mine, Vamsee Vardhan (Now in US of A). Our house in Adayar, Chennai was amazingly big and we thought a third person won’t hurt. …

My medical check-up

Those that don`t watch BBC or CNN`s primetime news bulletin are probably not aware that I have quit my Sports Editor`s job at www.sify.com. Not much of a Sports Editor, but still. I will be joining American International Group (www.aig.com) as their Corporate Communication guy. Is the move good or bad? I don`t know yet. …

The Best Resume on Web

Ever felt like re-writing your CV/Resume/Bio-data after seeing somebody else’s? I have…many a times. In fact, I go green whenever I see a good resume. Check out the Best CV on the Web (shall we say the World?). It takes a while to load…but I tell you it is worth the wait. And of course, …

I watched Mughal-e-Azam

Rekha and I watched Mughal-e-Azam over the weekend. Nice, colorful movie. Definitely better than the pseudo-tear-jerker Devdas. The movie is all about a young Jehangir (Akbar`s son) falling in love with Anarkali, a dancer at the court. And the repercussions. There are instances in the movie, where Jehangir, blinded by his love for Anarkali agrees …

Washing clothes & sins

There was a time when men chose between a wife and a washing machine. I myself, when young would joke about how I intended to marry early because I did not like washing clothes. I hated Surf washing power and the blue colored Rin detergent because they made my hand rough. Washing also meant, identifying …

Quote Unquote

This is a ‘quote` special. The whole article has been done using quotes by famous personalities. See if you like it…if you don`t it probably means you are not a well-read person. Rekha did not like it. -X-X-X- A 73-year old Helen Hayes once said, “The hardest years in life are those between ten and …