Of Corporate angst, anger and anguish!

"What have you done for me today?" A question most bosses (they think they are savants but most are just idiots) ask of their team especially the sales folks. A question that was asked to me on most days for the better part of my career as a techno-commercial consultant/domain expert/practice head/principal consultant/product head (All … Continue reading Of Corporate angst, anger and anguish!

Of Clara, Radha and Rathi; Candid confessions

Clara, Radha and Rathi; The 3 female film characters that in many ways define the perception of an average Malayalee male about the female of our species. For those late to the party or were living under a rock the last 30 years, they are characters from the movies Thuvanathumbikal and Rathinirvedam, both penned by … Continue reading Of Clara, Radha and Rathi; Candid confessions

Of being born on a geographical aberration and proud of it!

A sliver of land nestled between the Arabian sea and the western ghats. We should probably have been one of the many islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago when Gondwanaland broke away to form the various land masses including the continent of Australia. The land decided otherwise. This natural seclusion and a climatic system … Continue reading Of being born on a geographical aberration and proud of it!

Of religions, reformation and self righteous indignation: The Appukuttan perspective

Appukuttan walked into the bathroom exasperated at the turn of events. He had lost to his arch foe and cousin Asokan in all the competitions. The only one left now is the debate and he had not spent too much time thinking about it. A quick shower, 2 pegs of Mansion House (MH) brandy and … Continue reading Of religions, reformation and self righteous indignation: The Appukuttan perspective

Of bonding over books, brandy and blasphemy

"My father in law Adv. NC Elias finally succumbed to cancer today. A doughty man; this is probably the only battle he ever lost! RIP Elias Uncle!!” A post I put on FB last week with a very heavy heart. I think the best compliment he received and will unfortunately never hear were part of … Continue reading Of bonding over books, brandy and blasphemy

Of the FEMALE of our Species

No other female species in the animal kingdom has been subject to depravity, cruelty and torture like the female of our species who we call woman. Why? We who condescend to the other species for being on top of the food chain cannot understand that nature created both genders equally? For sure, nature meant the … Continue reading Of the FEMALE of our Species

Of regressive, left, liberal, secular excess

Under Siege! Never in my 45 years of existence as an Indian Hindu have I felt offended, as deeply and grievously as now! I am a Malayalee, born and brought up in a land where respecting other religions is a way of life. I have rarely seen a person in Kerala whatever maybe their religion … Continue reading Of regressive, left, liberal, secular excess