Budget 2017-18

And for a Friday after the Budget, some thoughts…. though Budgets these days are no longer as exciting as in the past. Its predictable, no major shocks and that’s the way it should be. Salaried middle class taxpayers and senior citizens, well, could have been given better. Gross Income of 50 Lakhs plus, surcharge of10%,…

Happy Republic Day

And for a Friday….. following the 68th Republic day….. some thoughts. The significance of the Republic Day, 26th January 1950…. Constitution of India came into force. I was so happy to receive for the first time, messages wishing me on Republic day. I had replied to each message… “May this Republic Day further strengthen the…

Skilling India – National Mission?

And for a Friday at the iconic Taj Palace Hotel…. some thoughts. Of all the Resorts, Palace Hotels and Luxury boutiques across the World, I love Taj Palace the most. It combines the Old World Charm with absolutely modern conveniences and a staff who are Professional and Passionate of their jobs. I find value for…

Contributors To A Great Cause aka India

And for a Friday in Mumbai…. some thoughts. Not for nothing is Mumbai called the Maximum City. It truly has some amazing Citizens and NGOs, who make outstanding contribution to Society. As a Trustee of PCGT, I am fortunate to be associated with Padma Shri Julio Riberio. Hats off to his energy levels, Social Commitment,…

India and VUCA Times

And for the first Friday of 2017…. some thoughts…. some crystal gazing…. VUCA times. Within a fortnight, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President marking another milestone in these VUCA times. A few summers before America was all of “we are the 99%” activists and the “Occupy Wall Street” squatters were all over, condemning…

Adieu 2016…Welcome 2017

And for a Friday in Mumbai…. Trivandrum vacation cut short…. pleasant Emergency…. birth of our first Granddaughter…. Moving from God’s Own Country to Aamchi Mumbai is so seamless…. and December is Celebrations Month…. Christmas, New Year, Weddings, what Fun!!! Weddings these days, in middle class India, is fast getting multicultural, Secular and truly Indian Bride…