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August 11, 2013

Is Destiny decided at birth?

The birth of Prince George was announced by the Queen’s press secretary accompanied by a smartly dressed royal footman of Indian origin, who helped place his official birth announcement on an easel outside Buckhingham Palace.Indeed at that time I wondered if the footman’s Indian origin had been carefully chosen to […]
August 4, 2013

How British Airways finally got it Right

My earliest memories of BA while growing up in Bombay was the BA Face Advert.  The most striking thing is its sound track Aria on Air by Malcolm McLaren, a recording of The Flower Duet from the opera Lakmé which will always  be labelled in my memory as the BA […]
July 22, 2013

Is #Crowdfunding the way forward for Indie Films?

LUCIA first caught my attention when I had the opportunity to watch its rough uncut edit with the main- programmer of the London Indian Film Festival. Even in that premature state, it was clear this was going to be a milestone for Indian cinema, nothing less than an Indian Trainspotting. […]
June 29, 2013

Does 80% of your happiness come from 20% of your life?

The last few years of my life have been spent trying to keep pace with the fast track on the outside, while inside I just wanted to write.  I didn’t want to wait to ‘retire’ to write.Yet, I did not want to compromise on my lifestyle—I was used to thanks to […]
June 18, 2013

Are we writing too much to be reading?

I wish I could unplug! This was the thought foremost on my mind as I read a write up in The Guardian, by Sylvain Tesson, about his new book Consolations of the Forest – a largely philosophical account of his six-months living as a hermit in a cabin in Siberia. […]