Friday, August 24, 2007


Like every aspiring opening batsman must face Australian pace at Perth, every sloth should be away from home for a while.

It will make him realize that dishes don't wash themselves, the washing machine doesn't get your collars cleaned, managing money doesn't mean asking someone to shove money kept in locker to the purse, best tasting food isn't a result of food grains natural evolution, when you leave the coffee mug right next to the couch it just remains there.

For pampered souls like me, living in a foreign land away from, emotionally manipulated or paid for, support structure is a god-send.

At the end of each day, when I take in deep breath and mutter silently "Phew, that was one helluva tough day", I realize, I didn't have to manage a kid, in-laws and an attention craving, perennially irritable and perpetually dreamy husband.

However hard a man tries, he can never multi-task with the dexterity of a woman (and specifically a woman I am in love with). I say this even if someone accuses me of being a female chauvinist!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Project Management at Google

This is a nice way of saying....

"You know what, we missed the project delivery schedule by just a few days".

Friday, August 03, 2007

New York Nagaram - Desi Observations

I know I am sounding like Jurassic park but I had warned "observations will continue"

Western women outnumber Indian women on the street by an order of 100 to 1.
The number of pregnant Indian women easily outnumber pregnant western women by an order of 10 to 1

You walk into a desi restaurant for dinner as you are late from work.
The restaurant would be so understaffed that an order like Veg Biryani, which is essentially heat-it and serve-it dish, would take longer to arrive than to cook a "delicacy" by your own, do the dishes and sink to a dreamy sleep of wife, family and home

Wife and husband would drive a $ 20,000 SUV to a laundromat to wash, dry and fold the clothes together.every other weekend. Why don't they buy a washer, dryer at home instead, if they can afford that $ 20,000 SUV?

In each college there are these stunning women, who the entire male population lust after. (In our college it was Sunita Gopal, how I miss ogling her even now). It was always a matter of great intrigue - Where did these stunners disappear to after college as you rarely see stunningly beautiful aunties in India. Most of them are seen standing in the NJ - NY subways carrying shiny leather bags, reading fat novels and listening to western classical musical in their iPods. Sunitas of the world, get out of your cocoon and grace the Indian streets occasionally - most of your fans feel left behind!