Monthly Archives: December 2015

To pits with tipping

My first experience with tipping happened many years ago when I was a schoolboy. My cousin and I had gone to a hotel, and he left behind the change. Promptly I picked it up, walked up to him and gave … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Sharief

V Pattabhi Ram I now understand Narendra Modi’s biryani taunt of Dr. Manmohan Singh. Apparently, Modi likes cakes and ales; and not biryani. Jokes apart, I am not a strategic affairs expert, given to enormous spin. What I know is … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,200 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Controversy-free Board

V Pattabhi Ram Arun Jaitley was one of India’s top lawyers. He gave up his practice to be full time in politics. At some point in time he harbored ambitions of becoming India’s Prime Minister but when the RSS backed … Continue reading

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AI leaves Guv behind

V Pattabhi Ram Kerala’s governor missed his flight to Trivandrum. Well, the pilot refused to fly him because his Excellency had dropped in late. That an Air India pilot took the decision is what makes it doubly exemplary. I stand … Continue reading

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