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
"Aah, Aah, "Mamatha, my wife screamed in agony, and I winced in pain as I tried to struggle out of the 600-pound snowmobile that had toppled over and landed on our lower limbs. We were on a trail in Jackson, Wyoming, this January where an unfortunate mishap while I was driving had us stuck beneath … Continue reading Fractured Feelings.
There is a lovely song by the German band Enigma called "Return to Innocence." The music video shows an older adult growing younger and younger until he has transformed back into a foetus again. As he becomes young, the older adult undoes and unlearns everything from his life and returns to a state of innocence. … Continue reading Meditation: A Return To Innocence
I learnt a big lesson about the importance of sleep and the role that mattresses and pillows play in ensuring sound sleep when I experienced Sleep Paralysis, a sleep disorder in which the body is temporarily immobilized at the moment of waking or the moment of falling asleep. While it may be a minor, common … Continue reading Pillow Horrors