20 August 2018

One of the more interesting LinkedIn invites…

Check out the invite I got. I thought the role this lady plays – elegant and upscale social events for single Ladies and Gentlemen in Metro Atlanta – was pretty intriguing. I blurred the picture and redacted some of the info to maintain privacy.

But I have noted down the names of the 11 friends that I have who are connected to her. I have a few interesting phone calls to make today 🙂 🙂

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3 August 2018

News digest from this morning…

I too want to get in on the game and impose tariff on somebody 🙂

All the countries of the world seem to be singing that old “Kashmir Ki Kali” song “Tariff karoon kya uski” in unison ….
(sorry for the reference to a Hindi song to my non-Hindi readers)

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23 April 2018

Smart Alec!

While in the air from Kolkata to Delhi, I was trying to Airdrop a few pictures from my phone to the laptop. Upon switching on the bluetooth, it started discovering nearby devices.

Check out the name of the last device it found!

Smart Alec!!

22 April 2018

So how does one make potatoes at home?

This is in the lounge in domestic terminal of Kolkata airport.

I asked one of the young guys working in the lounge “Ei, etar maaney ki?” (What does this mean?)

The poor lad looked at the label, measured me up and said “Aamio ingraji bhalo bujhi na Sir”!! He pleaded his English was as weak as mine! But nonetheless, he addressed me as “Sir”.

Mightily amused, I returned to my table with a resolution that from now on, it is going to be only factory made potatoes for me !!!

Good start to this morning…

30 March 2018

This is beyond funny

Laying down in bed, I made the mistake last night of checking Whatsapp. Sure enough, all the different groups were engaged in all sorts of political fights. One group – I think it was my MBA class group – or might be my engineering college hostel (dorm) group – was engaged in a discussion (I use the word mildly) about job creation in India under their favorite party’s rule.

Ever the sucker for factoids, I thought I should get a picture of what has been India’s overall job growth over a longer period of time – say two to three decades. So, I punched in “job growth in India” into Google search on my phone and this is what I got in my very first page results…

You cannot make these things up!! The articles by the same website were barely 20 days apart!!

I did the mental math. I had only two glasses of wine last night. So, it was not me.

I just put the phone back on the charger and went off to sleep.