My experience with Medical Insurance and some tips

A Hospital Bed is a parked taxi with the meter running – Groucho Marx I recently have been in and out of not one but 2 hospitals. All well with me but with ageing parents this was inevitable. The first visit was an absolute emergency and am I glad that my cousin (a doctor –Continue reading “My experience with Medical Insurance and some tips”

“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”