"We do not 'come into' into this world. we come out of it; as the ocean 'waves,' the universe 'peoples'," said Alan Watts. I was "peopled" by the universe precisely 62 years ago. Today is my birthday. I was born on a Saturday, 18 January 1958, at 10:30 P.M. When I turned five, my father … Continue reading Vintage 1958.
I am afraid of praying. I am scared because I fear that God might respond in a manner that is totally against my wish. This notion eternally lurks in my mind because after the first and only time that I so devotionally and sincerely prayed I was answered with the biggest tragedy of my life. … Continue reading A prayer punished
"Is anyone here aware that Hitler sent an emissary to Tibet in search of pure Aryan blood?" I asked my fellow group members. It was a very cold afternoon in June 2016. With no Mobile services, no electricity and freezing surroundings, 17 of us sat huddled up shivering and staring at each other in a … Continue reading Race for a race, a blond Vyasa Muni?
I watched the bartender wiping the wine glass, rubbing away the tiniest of grease marks and carefully investigating it again against the light before placing it in the cabinet. I was sitting on the barstool at a luxury hotel waiting for my auditor. He was late. I heard a loud baritone voice from the other … Continue reading My spirit was my only catalyst
“What is the difference between A.C. current and D.C. current?” asked the external examiner from Mangalore University at Viva Voce exam of my Mechanical Lab 1 during my engineering degree. “What has mechanical Lab got to do with electrical current Sir? “ I cross questioned him. “Who are you to ask me I say?” he … Continue reading Role Reversal, Kismet’s way
Exactly a week from today is the World Mental Health Day(10 October). It is a day for Mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma of mental illnesses. It is rather sad that Society has always viewed mental illness as a sign of weakness. Often society and even the family members of the person … Continue reading Medication over Meditation
Do you believe in entities? This blog is about my experience with the convictions of a business leader about them.
Day after tomorrow is Vinayaka Chaturthi a day when we worship with Gratitude the God that destroys obstacles,Lord Ganesha. He is always portrayed with a snake wrapped around His big belly riding on a rodent. It is rather intriguing that both these favourite creatures of Lord Ganesha visited my house during a span of a few … Continue reading A Snake that Ratted out on me.
"How are you coping, Mohan? If I were in your situation, I would have committed suicide," a fair-weathered business friend told me when I was facing a double whammy in my professional life: an arrest warrant from a Mumbai lower court for three bounced cheques that my company had issued to a tyrannical creditor and … Continue reading Coffee to Coffin…a sad case of untreated major depression?
As soon as I had landed at Bangalore airport, I called my wife, Mamatha. I'd been travelling for a week on business. I wanted to let her know that I was leaving for Mysore right away from the airport and would be seeing her in a few hours. Instead, she shocked me. "Hello, Mamatha," I … Continue reading Life is but a Weaving