Yet More Pictures from Ladakh

It has been such a long time I have travelled anywhere. The trip to Bangalore was not so much for tourism but for visiting family. We thought of going to Bharatpur Bird Santuary but we just could not go. Now H is in London but we plan to go someplace in Chamba (Himanchal Pradesh) in … Read more

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Some More Pictures From Bangalore

When I was in Bangalore in the first week of November, the weather was like what you can see above and I had a nice time going around with my camera. Here are some more flowers from Bangalore, but don’t ask me what they are called. This, I was told are coffee beans! Had never … Read more

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Catch Them Young: A New Record

My lovely niece got her first letter in mail yesterday. It was my sis who opened it and called me up immediately afterwards. While she was talking to me, I could hear my brother-in-law laughing in the background. I begged my sis to dictate some of the matter of that letter to me over the … Read more

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The Fourth Umpire: Fair and Ugly No More

I was in Bangalore for the last few days. I caught some cricket as the TV would be on all the time. No, this post is not really about cricket. This is about ‘Fair and Ugly err Lovely’ Fourth Umpire. As I saw the face of Charu Sharma and Srikant, I was waiting for the … Read more

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I can Understand Why Bangalore was Called the Garden City

I have been for a few days in Bangalore and I clicked all the lovely flowers, a few coconut trees and a faboulous sunset around the housing complex I am staying. It has been raining on and often and flowers seem to just grow out of their own free will. Though Bangalore in general has … Read more

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5 Reasons why I do not Consider Cricket True Sport

You have to read this tongue in cheek! Here are the 5 reasons why I do not consider cricket true sport! Photo Credit- Oleksii Sidorov at Shutterstock 5. David Boon, Inzamam-ul Haq, ever expanding Virender Sehwag, and I can’t remember a similar Sri Lankan player’s name. Now look at the king of games, soccer and name … Read more

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From Earthquake to Bomb Blasts

I was on train this Saturday, moving from New Delhi to South of the country. Due to cell phones these days we get to know news even on the move. And what terrible news it was. The news of blasts in New Delhi in places full of shoppers preparing for Diwali, the festival of lights, … Read more

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My First Trek: Sar Pass (Himanchal Pradesh)

My husband and I took a trek in the Indian Himalayas from May 17 to May 27, 2003. I still dream about my Sar Pass trek, it was so incredibly beautiful. As I am writing this, I can see this one is going to be really long! Have patience with me. My husband has trekked … Read more

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Organizational Efficiency vs. Power: An Email Interview with Professor Charles Perrow

Charles Perrow is Professor Emeritus in Department of Sociology at Yale University. In his book, ‘Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism’ (Princeton University Press, 2002) Professor Perrow uses historical evidence (1800-1910) to address the debate on why organizations became large and hierarchal. In this email interview with Professor Charles Perrow, he was … Read more

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Venice: A Day Trip to Venice

Venice has been my dream destination since childhood. But my primary purpose for visiting Italy in the year 2003 was to attend an academic conference in Modena, and not tourism. The trip to Modena was possible because I got sponsorship from the University of Modena, Italy and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) New … Read more

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