Managing Managers

“Don’t tell me you can’t” – Paralympian Juan Jose Mendez. Simple but true. It is indeed the short summary of a MBA graduates life. From assignments to extracurricular activities and to life after passing, this motto holds true throughout. An MBA student has a plethora of topics to brush up on. From finance to HR…

O Captain, My Captain

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! Heart! Heart! O the bleeding drops of red,…

Man and Superman

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and one of the most famous ones of the 17th century. He was a firm believer of socialism and was one of the main proponents in founding the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. One of his most acclaimed plays is Man and Superman. The story focuses on…

Locals and more at Mumbai

Is it the people, the places or the memories that help define a place? Or is it the ever remaining all pervasive sights, smells, feelings and experiences? Or is it the bustling office crowds thronging the streets? Or is it something more, something so ridiculously innocent & naive that in the course of our daily…

Kolkata-r bon-e jongol-e (In the jungles of Kolkata)

Kolkata, or the erstwhile Calcutta and the capital during the British Raj, is a metropolitan city situated on the banks of the murky Hooghly River. From the narrowest of by lanes to the busiest streets – Kolkata is indeed an ever moving and ever growing forest. Meandering through the morning or evening bazaars or just…

Devil’s workshop

There is an old English adage, ‘An empty mind is a Devil’s workshop’. It implies that people who do not have any work to do tend to use their mental faculty in mischievous ways to harm others. However, the one question that arises in my mind is – is this a matter of perception? When…

Deja Vu

And his love flowed like the Indus; quenching his parched desert heart; preventing it from cracking under the harsh tropical sun. A cool north wind caressed him reminding him of the long nights he had spent under the millions of stars in the untamed wilderness of Sicily. He had lost himself in transition. His dreams…

Desolation of the Mind

Imagination is a marvelous thing for us – is it not? We make castles, build empires, dream our happy endings and what not. But somewhere in all that muddle and glamour we find ourselves questioning our lives and our work. Sort of surrealistic echoes of our longings prevail and despair for the incompleteness and emptiness….

Payback

It was colder than he remembered. The bluish glow of the laptop filled the room. Odd, he didn’t remember switching it on. Chat boxes popped up. They all said the same thing. A mosquito hummed near him. He jumped out of bed. He was drenched in sweat. There was a bluish glow in the room….

Life, the Universe and Everything

The first thing that comes to our mind is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It is a fictitious novel based on an alternate universe theory where the earth is supposedly built for a scientific experiment by a super computer called Deep Thought. It states that the earth was built for and…

In Passing

What is passing? How will you define it? Is it just the passing aeon – the passing of the stars? It has been a while since I got down to writing. Or for that matter of fact to reading. Would you say some time has passed or is a figment of our creation. Can you…

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She stood there. Motionless. Who on earth would believe that all her dreams are coming true…and her nightmares also? The rain fell like sleet obscuring the road. Anita felt tired. She had been standing under the door for the last hour and half. The streets were deserted. No one had dared to go out in…