The Call From the Mountains- Himalayan Books Part II

The longing for the mountains are real. There is nothing that can call you from the  farther away than a mountain. They communicate telepathically with the souls they connect with. They were here long before the humans evolved-they have seen it all- from the frozen oceans to the melting glaziers, they know this world better…

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Whatsapp and the Business Communication

More and more businesses are now using Mobile Instant Messengers for business communication. Earlier, only handful of the projects, finance and marketing oriented professionals were exclusively using Blackberry Messengers (BBM) and subscribing to Blackberry’s enterprise solutions. With the smartphone revolution let by Android devices has made Mobile messengers more common. Whatsapp is not only the…

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The best CWC campaign-Britannia khao, World Cup Jao

Every 4 years, brands in India are taken back to the drawing board to design an engaging campaign for the cricket world cup. Maybe now, the need of this engagement is diminishing because of too much cricket and rise of other sports in India. Brands like Vodafone and Hyundai are more focused on IPL while…

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Best books from Indian States

Brooklyn magazine last month published an amazing map of USA with the best book from each of the states of USA. When I started the list, I was very happy as first first 2 states were Alabama and Alaska and their corresponding books were To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Into the…

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Creepy little diary of Chottu

An extract from the dairy of friendly little face from neighborhood, Chottu (13 years old Domestic help of Verma family) . Warning : Confidential, fictitious and brainless. Date: 7 Sitembar, Sanischar Dear Dairy, I Chottu. But that not my real name. My real name Bansi Lal Khuswa from Basti village near Gorakhpur but when i…

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Which was the last watchable Airtel Commercial ?

Remember those irritating courtship couples from the Airtel commercial. Their discussion on the separate veg and non-veg section on a night before their wedding, the selfie marathon on IM and their other disastrous all-night talks.  It was impossible to watch television without those commercials. Well, roll the calender to a month, and there is new commercial that…

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10 things Indian non-footballing janta learned from #FIFAWorldCup2014

As I rightly predicted How Non-football media in India will cover World cup, I am back with some learnings that our non-footballing janta have learned from the World Cup. 1. Brazil Football team is like Spiltsvilla  Many youngsters in India decided to ditch Spiltsvilla for Brazil football team. And why not, there are babes, young,passionate and over-rated boys…

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Thoughts on World Population Day #Puns

Its the World Population day. I don’t know why this day exist: to celebrate the population, to create awareness, or to make more population. Its too obvious that they won’t be celebrating the population, which kinda suck because it is  one of few things where we can brag. Imagine a 19 year old Indian population fan…

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The Khushwant Singh I knew

I discovered Khushwant Singh in the Wheelers book store in the Railway station (I don’t remember which one but I think its Calcutta ). The book that won my attention was not Train to Pakistan or The Company of Women. I set my eyes on the Khushwant Singh’s joke books. That was an era before…

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Book Review: Unaccustomed Earth By Jhumpa Lahiri

Have you ever tried a curry in an Indian restaurant aboard? They usually are too mild for Indians but too spicy for others. That is exactly how the characters of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth were. It is a short story collection, like her debut book, Interpreter of Maladies, based on 2nd generation Bengalis (natives of…

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Guide to Indian Wedding Part II

Thank you for the overwhelming response on the Guide Book to Indian Wedding Part I. After observing some more wedding closely, I am back with other significant wedding characters and their salient characteristics which will help you survive the wedding nuisance. 5. Overly Attached Couple: They might be newly wed or pretend to be newly…

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Book Review: Nine lives by William Dylarmple

I had 2 motivations to read the book. One, with this book, I would complete all the book length works contributed by the William Dylarmple (later I realized that I have not read The Age of Kali yet) and another was, my book challenge of reading at least 12 books in 2014 based in India. As…

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Book Review: Sita, An Illustrated Retelling of Ramayana

I may run a risk of sounding like a fanboy but Devdutt Pattanaik has once again proved that he is one of the most important mythologist of this generation. Like the previous edition, Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata, Devdutt brings new prospective to the great epic of Hindu mythology connecting the world of magic,…

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Indian Personalities Who Deserve a Biopic (Part II)

Earlier this year, I made the list of Indian personalities who deserve a Biopic and cheekily ended the tittle by giving it Part I. So, here I am back with my another list of Indian personalities whose Biopic I would love to see. To be honest, this has been a good year for Biopics. Bhag…

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Book Review: The Man who knew Infinity

Sports commentators and News editors use the term “Genius” so frequently that sometimes we forget the real meaning of the term. Maybe because of lack of better words, the likes of Ramanujan are also defined as genius in modern worlds. Robert Kanigel wrote this biography on one of the most popular and mysterious mathematician, who…

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#Travel: Make most of Indian Towns

If your work takes you places around India, then there must be moment,  that you are stuck in the unknown town with no company at all. Towns may lack the excitement of the city but for the curious mind, has a lot to offer. If you run out of ideas, here are my suggestions  to make most…

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#Entrepreneur Level: Holy Cow

Are you unhappy with your life? Are you worried that your deeds can lead you to the bad after life? Do you think Karma is gonna get you soon? Don’t Worry, Just walk-in to our Nearest footpath franchise and feed a Holy Cow. Yes, for only 10 bucks, you get to feed a real, authentic Desi…

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