“Take on Me” by A-ha hits a billion views #takeonme1BN

This week, A-ha‘s smash hit “Take on Me” crossed a billion views!!! A 1985 hot favourite for me it was. Just into Engineering and I remember my friend’s sister, Daksha had been to the US for the summer and had recorded this from Z 100 a radio station based in New York state. We then hadContinue reading ““Take on Me” by A-ha hits a billion views #takeonme1BN”

Kindness is not dead… Not as yet…

Yesterday evening, my colleague’s phone rang and since he wasn’t around I looked at it. The caller’s name read “Delhi Train Ticket”. I was intrigued at such a weird name. After he finished the call, I asked him what it was all about as this was indeed a very strange name for him to store.Continue reading “Kindness is not dead… Not as yet…”

Increasingly deafening noise levels in Mumbai

I have waxed eloquent about the perils of living opposite not one but 3 marriage halls in Mumbai. As I write, it is 1436 on Sunday afternoon. And there is music blaring away outside ostensibly for someone getting married. I am using ostensibly as there is some religious function doing the rounds too at theContinue reading “Increasingly deafening noise levels in Mumbai”

Run or Walk for a Good Cause

“We make a living by what we get, But we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill I recently came across this app called Impact which I have now got on my phone. It looks quite an innocuous app but is a powerhouse when it comes to making a difference to theContinue reading “Run or Walk for a Good Cause”

A trip down memory lane…. Thanks to a WhatsApp discussion

I’ve always been fascinated by memory and dreams because they are both completely our own. No one else has the same memories. No one has the same dreams – Lois Lowry This morning I was exchanging messages on WhatsApp with a dear friend and we somehow got on to the topic of hand held videoContinue reading “A trip down memory lane…. Thanks to a WhatsApp discussion”

Wrong side driving – A very common sight these days

People driving on the wrong side of the road and no I don’t mean the American left hand drive system versus the right handed drive in India – This has indeed become a bane on the roads of Mumbai and else where, of course. As a cyclist, I realise that we are definitely not wantedContinue reading “Wrong side driving – A very common sight these days”

Experience with Skin and Eye Donation in Mumbai

The other day, December 26, 2019, was tragic as my dear friend’s father passed away in a matter of a couple of hours. It was a sad moment indeed as I myself knew him for the last 35 years. As I reached the residence, my friend was busy with the hospital formalities so I rushedContinue reading “Experience with Skin and Eye Donation in Mumbai”

Ride to Kelva Beach – My first overnight cycling trip

While I have been cycling all over the city, an outstation visit was never made. Many plans were made in the past but for some reason or the other these plans never materialised. Finally, Rony, Nitin and I (The Three Musketeers) planned the ride for the weekend of November 9th and 10th. A big tripContinue reading “Ride to Kelva Beach – My first overnight cycling trip”

Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!

As part of the Level 2 of Pathways, I had to complete the project “Understanding Your Communication Style”. The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style. I delivered my speech on November 16, 2019 at Dadar Toastmasters Club and with this I completed my Level 2.Continue reading “Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!”

Toastmasters Pathways Level 2 – Project on Mentoring

Here is a transcript of my speech delivered on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bombay Toastmasters Club. The project was all about mentoring and I had to talk on my experience as a mentee as well as a mentor. My mentor – My friend Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Our chief want in life is somebodyContinue reading “Toastmasters Pathways Level 2 – Project on Mentoring”