Archive for May, 2006


A conversation with a friend (modified for effect), "So you're paying 100 bucks to apply for a PAN card?" "Well, yeah." "So, you're paying the government 100 bucks so they can collect taxes from you???" "Um, yeah." "Why?" Where do our taxes really go? There was this news on CNN IBN recently wherein 26 MPs […]



I'm just done with this book called The Long Reverie of Partha Sarma by C Sriram that I just picked up a few days back. I don't say this about a lot of books but this is perhaps the best I've read since Catcher in the Rye. Putting into words how amazing this books is […]

Listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band

After a series of unforseen (and forseen) events, I'm back home. Hopefully will jump onto the software bandwagon (like the rest of the country) in a month. Till then, will probably be running aroun aimless, watching TV and wasting away internet bandwidth, thereby making Mr. Mukesh Ambani (have an account at Reliance Webworld you see) […]

How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer […]

I just finished that book Mediocre But Arrogant by Abhijit Bhaduri and I have to say that I was blown away. It is nowhere near a seminal piece of writing but it was a searingly honest look at what college life (here, in a prestigios business school) is like. The second half was vastly better […]