Remembering Athimbar

Hariharan Athimbar was like a giant banyan tree, and when it falls, there is a shudder of silence benumbing the entire dynasty for his sheer stature as a patriarch. I have felt his omni presence at every stage of my life from childhood till date, my memories are sharpened and the thoughts take me to […]

The stretch exercise through OKRs

Accountability, Alignment and Ambitious stretch through OKRs I have been on Maslow and SMART, teaching them for quite some time and somehow, they were not exciting me enough. Facing a wet weekend, mind going blank for fresh ideas, I turned towards my fellas for some brain wave moments and to get wiser as has been […]

Bamboozled!

This is inspired by “You just got cheated” a brilliant well researched book by Dr Sibichen Mathew. The introduction in the book propelled me to recall the umpteen occasions in which I have royally fallen prey to fraudsters, been swindled, scammed out of money! But let me tell you it is never lonely in that […]

‘Badge’rer

They are back in business, I cried out in disdain on reaching home. Who? Asked the folks at home in unison, the hotels, they asked knowing only too well my ardent and fanatic interest in food. I said No, then the mom and pop stores? came the bass voice, I nodded my head sideways, remembering […]

Crossroads

This poem is in the rhyme scheme AXXA throughout and has the first and last lines of each stanza starting with the alphabet ‘C’ Chinks in my armour tirelessly exploited Do I look back at the chirpy transitory moments? Or brave the harsh weather with rasping voices Cast the die to flee or dawdle the […]

Desi Wraps

Call it wraps or Burritos or Frankies, they are easy and tasty…so here goes the recipe for the desi one The wraps can be made out of wheat flour or all purpose flour or ready made tortillas are available in shops Ingredients to make about 10 wraps Wheat flour – 2 cups – make a […]

Guffaws on goof-ups

  I make a lot of mistakes, introduce problems in places which would otherwise be normal, is it out of incompetence, carelessness, confusion or ignorance, I know not but definitely Himalayan blunders that have grown with me and also aged like wine, getting better with time! I am adept at messing up things, ruining well […]

The Stalker

I was as usual well ahead of the bell for the classes. Just as I was entering the portal of learning, I saw a white Ambassador car driving out of the gate in great speed, a quick glance told me the car was loaded with people and they were peeping out of the windows trying […]