Unnati – The Progress

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare said. Who can argue with the great Bard? But maybe, the times have changed, and names evoke expectations in products and people. For example, if you see a restaurant called ‘Nana-chi-Tang’, you would expect Oriental food … More Unnati – The Progress

Happy New…?

I did nothing special on the night of 31st December, but, hearing the revelries outside, began to worry that I had turned into a humourless and colourless old man. I wondered why they were drinking, dancing and bursting crackers all night. What were they celebrating? A relief from the stress of the life they led … More Happy New…?

Malli Baba

I don’t enjoy IPL cricket, because I see all the players as ‘ours’.  Where’s the joy in one winning at the cost of others? So, I relish the international matches more – India vs. another country, especially Pakistan – because the divisions are clearer, the rivalry sharper. On 12th May, I sat down to watch … More Malli Baba

Horrific Honorifics

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; By any other name would smell as sweet.” Said William Shakespeare, in Romeo and Juliet. I was reminded of this quote on seeing a government advertisement some time ago. It was very practical and refreshingly different. Names of public office holders and political leaders were … More Horrific Honorifics