The stark reality of the word realty

I find that people often interchange the words, reality and realty. Both these words have a completely different meaning. Reality means the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. It is pronounced /rɪˈalɪti/. Realty means property in the form of land or buildings. It is pronouncedContinue reading “The stark reality of the word realty”

My speech – Lockdown Lessons Learnt

As part of my Level 3 of the Motivational Strategies Path at Toastmasters, I delivered my speech project entitled “Lockdown Lessons Learnt”. The purpose of this elective project is for the member to practise writing a speech with an emphasis on adding language to increase interest and impact. And yes I was voted the bestContinue reading “My speech – Lockdown Lessons Learnt”

My Greatest Olympic Prize – Connect with Storytelling

As part of my Level 3 of Pathways at Toastmasters, I selected the elective, Connect with Storytelling. The objectives of the speech are – The purpose of this project is for the member to practise using a story within a speech or giving a speech that is a story. The member may use any typeContinue reading “My Greatest Olympic Prize – Connect with Storytelling”

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”