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 a 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. His face turned red. “Who are you to … Continue reading Role Reversal, Kismet’s way
It is rather sad that Society has always viewed mental illness as a sign of weakness. Often even the family members of the person with depression do not understand the condition. This Stigma is by itself an epidemic that needs to be eradicated much like polio or small pox before depression is accepted as a … 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 anyone else was in your situation, he or she would have committed suicide," a contrived business associate 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 … Continue reading Coffee to Coffin…a sad case of untreated major depression?
“Mohan, I am pregnant," Mamatha said just as a plane took off from the tarmac. I was in the STD booth of Bangalore airport sometime during the first week of April 1991 having just returned from New Delhi. It took half a minute for the noise of the take off to recede and gave me … Continue reading God is but a Weaver
"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