I hate the forced culture of tipping. But this was something different. In our mind-boggling Philippines vacation, we encountered something very unreal, very enlightening – there were multiple instances when we wanted to tip a person but the kind soul … Continue reading Humanity: Are Filipinos the nicest people on planet earth?
Often we reach a new city and while searching rental apartments we find ads ‘non-vegetarians not allowed’, ‘No Indians please’, ‘No Muslims please’, ‘No Tamils please’, ‘no African origin blacks please’ etc etc. It’s not any local issue, it’s an … Continue reading Travel: Kudos AirBnB for your anti-racism stance
Visaranai (Tamil meaning interrogation) is all about police atrocities and the unchallenged power they wield. In India people will willingly talk to a pickpocketer or even a fraudster but prefer staying 100 metres away from a policemen. Even in cases … Continue reading Movie Recommendation: Visaranai (Tamil) could win the Oscar; hardhittingly deserving
On Sunday, at Tokyo, FC Barcelona’s Under 12 team won the Junior Soccer World Challenge tournament by beating local team Omiya Ardija Junior. Normally this news would not even make to any blog or media space. FC Barcelona winning is … Continue reading FC Barcelona U-12 kids show sportsmanship runs in their blood – watch them consoling Japanese team, will moist your eyes
Netflix has introduced me to whole lot of little known Indie movies. Amal is one such flick with the biggest heart. Amal is one such character with the biggest heart. Originally shot as a Canadian short film in 2004, it … Continue reading Movie Recommendation : Amal is worth falling in love over and over again
Foreword “Author Hubert H. Humphrey once said ‘The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it’. To write about any known associate is difficult but to write about a friend like Sachin is most difficult. For us, … Continue reading R.I.P. Sachin Mulki : Your shy smile still lights up the world
Watch little Arushi (all of 9yrs old) inspiring prospective parents to adopt kids and make this a better world to live in. Held in May 2015, this was at a seminar organized by Indian High Commission and entrepreneur Sreyashi Sen, … Continue reading OUR EXPERIMENT WITH DESTINY PART 4 – Watch Little Arushi’s 1 min speech inspiring parents to adopt
Couple of days ago, aghast at the, 900+ terror incidents that happened globally in 2016, I wrote a blog on tips to avoid being a terror victim. While the piece was getting published, there were bombs and killings ongoing from … Continue reading Inspirational : Bankrupt Singaporean SMRT Taxi Driver returns 235,500 SGD to passenger
Once we as humans start feeling for global wellness, poverty will start getting reduced. I love the social media. It educates me everyday. I see pictures of impoverished kids, of suffering aged, of dying animals. I see drought stricken families, … Continue reading Where Is Our Humanity?
On eve of 14th Feb I spent some time with my Valentine (wifey) discussing outstanding love stories that have been portrayed in movies – away from the world of European locales, designer clothes, wedding songs, teddy bears and terminal illness. … Continue reading V-Day Special : My Top Three Love Stories in Movies