Happy Onam

And for a Friday ……in Trivandrum some thoughts…… Onam is really the King of all festivities in Kerala. Lord Mahabali’s annual visit brings loads of fun, shopping and a continuous string of “Sadyas” the only 20 course meals served on a Banana leaf. Onam is also very characteristic of the Malayalee, be it in Milwaukee,…

Digitised Green Revolution Next???

And for a momentous Friday………which can revolutionise Indian agriculture…. some thoughts…. German major Bayer acquiring US biotechnology giant Monsanto to become the World’s largest. So what …. Well wondered why at the Lasalgaon (near Nasik – India’s largest onion market) onion prices were Rs 16 per Kg on July 10th and Rs 26 on Aug…

Politics And Social Responsibility

For a Friday after “Dahi Handi” in Mumbai….some thoughts……. Janmashtami, like every other festivity is great, for us to worship, enjoy and celebrate. But the enjoyment of a few cannot be at the cost of the majority who have to suffer, and add to that serious body injuries, risk to participants and bystanders. The Supreme…

Sports In India – Miles To Go Before…

And for a Friday that brought the First Medal by Sakshi Malik at Olympics…..some thoughts. I love Virendra Sehwag’s dig at all cynics who criticise our athletes/sportspersons. “Sakshi Malik ke gale me medal Kitna ‘Sobha De‘ raha hai na”……..wow. क्या-Hinglish… It’s not easy at the global level and let’s admit, we have never been a…

Baayee Vs. Yuokoma – India Prefers A Baayee

And for a Friday in Mumbai….. some thoughts…… The “Baayee” system in Mumbai, like the “Dabbawallas” are unbeatable, professional, passionate and performing. The efficiency of a typical “Baayee” of Mumbai is unmatchable, logistics is worked out. Walking distance from the hutment colony or the 6.18 local from Ghatkopar. Once at destination, it is clockwork and…