15 May 2012


Last week, my friend Roger Whitney said something that made a big impression on me. He said, “you make your wealth by working. You invest to protect the wealth.” Implication being if you are trying to be rich from your investments, better make that your full time job!!Β β€” withRoger WhitneyΒ atΒ Key Bridge Marriott.

13 May 2012

Niki vs Siri

It was barely 5:30 am and I was enjoying my coffee watching the rain when Nikita walks down the staircase from her bedroom, my iPhone in her hand, complaining “Siri is mean”! Apparently, first thing in the morning, she asked her “Am I awesome” and Siri politely answered “I cannot answer that” πŸ™‚ And with that, we are off to a flying start to this Sunday!!

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13 May 2012

Mother’s day!

Usual Sunday watering hole with Sharmila for Mother’s Day dinner. Instead of fancy tables, we decided to sit at our usual bar chairs chatting with the staff. So far, one guy fell and cracked his head (paramedics and fire engine here), one table had a proposal (successful) and one table had a candle overturned on the tablecloth!!! πŸ™‚ To think, I was the one who over drank tonight πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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12 May 2012


A CNN headline report this evening starts this way – “Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 11 al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Saturday, Yemeni military officials said.”
There is an irony when Yemen military “suspects” that it is a US drone but is absolutely sure that those killed are al-Qaeda militants πŸ™‚

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11 May 2012


Two hours of playing the tabla (Indian drums) with Bihu songs. These are songs popular in Assam (northeast India) – usually sung this time of the year (spring). My sister used to excel in this style – 30 years back. Last time I accompanied her on the tabla was 20 years back. How I wish she was here thus evening instead of half a world away….

11 May 2012


After my morning run, I was enjoying my Starbucks and stretching. Suddenly, I hear this “excuse me sir”. Expecting to be asked for directions, I look up and see this young guy who asked “how long does it take to be flexible like that”? I am like “Yesss… Take that Roger Whitney, for calling me old” πŸ™‚ Anyways, I had to wait till he got into the car before I could groan from all those pulled muscles from over stretching πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

10 May 2012

Abrupt end

I am clearly not doing something right. Woke up with terrible cramps. That is over a week of something or the other dragging me down. Second time in my life that I can remember ending my run prematurely. After three miles, had to pull over. Nice Starbucks and sun though…

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