"What is it with men and motorcycles?" My wife asked me the other day. "Huh?" I was confused, because I was driving at the time, an activity that has almost no conceivable direct connection to her question. "Nearly every man I've known has either owned, or wants to own a bike," simple as that, I … Continue reading What Is It With Men And Motorcycles
I noted that Richard Branson’s new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, is out now. Although he has clearly mastered the art of a great book title, I’d find it rather HARD to start a conversation by asking “Have you read DICK Branson’s ‘Finding My Virginity’” with a straight face. Richard Branson - Finding My Virginity However, … Continue reading Funding My Virginity
Great art does not require hype to thrive. It is the new artists who are served by such hype. What art requires is a concentrated critical culture. The more noise that art makes, the less it matters. (Please note that this post reflects only my personal opinion, and please feel free to disagree, if you … Continue reading Is Art There For Real Or Is it All Hype?
Mahatma Gandhi endorsing products! I still remember being a bit shocked seeing Apple's 'Think Different' advertisement campaign in Silicon Valley a few years ago. It was initially disconcerting to see Bapu (as he is popularly known as in India) being used posthumously, to help sell products in a foreign land. Isn’t that branding at the … Continue reading The Rise Of Indian Thought Leaders
I sometimes wonder whether dreams have a hidden purpose, and whether they are trying to tell us something. The prevailing theories are the Freudian theory that endorses hidden meanings to dream themes and subject matter, and the Hobsonian theory that relegates them to manifestations of disturbed brain functioning. While the Freudian theory advocates that dreams … Continue reading Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Since people consider Mr. Modi as the new Messiah, who will bring sweeping changes, I thought it was proper that I dedicated a small poem to him. He won the 2014 elections with a huge majority and now hopes to sweep the 2019 polls with an even bigger majority. Hence, Narendra Damodardas Modi (a.k.a Damodarettan … Continue reading The Modi Song