Category: Asides

  • Chaitra Shukla Pratipada – The Universal Day of Creation

    Chaitra Shukla Pratipada – The Universal Day of Creation

    Was it difficult for you as a child, to memorise which month has how many days? And what is the reason behind two consecutive months, July and August to have 31 days each. And maybe you have not noticed, but the months beyond July and August have phonetics similar to the decimal numbers 7 (in […]

  • The Sun chants Om

    The Sun chants Om

    This might be a subject matter for debate. But then, might as well take this opportunity to explain what thoughts it brings to the mind. We must try to understand first, what is the sound of Om, and what does ‘chanting’ mean. The Solar System But before we proceed, we must retrace our thoughts to […]

  • Goodbye 2020

    Goodbye 2020

    Many people ask me, what I would be doing for New Year’s Eve. Well, it has been a good-for-nothing year, according to the Gregorian calendar. Whenever the Gregorian Calendar Committee meets again, perhaps they should consider wiping 2020 off the records. But that said, perhaps this was a good time to sit back and write. […]

  • Hello World. From Home.

    Hello World. From Home.

    Maybe its just a calling of the times. But, as they say, you need to hold the bull by it’s horns. We don’t want to become matadors against this deadly pandemic. This morning, the number of deaths (on record) by the deadly Coronavirus have surpassed a million, globally. And even if you want to hold […]

  • The Grand Tour: Repurposing life.

    The Grand Tour: Repurposing life.

    I don’t write reviews, but by the end of this article you’ll see what I want to say about the realities of life, as captured by the new “American” show. With the mention of “why money is vulgar” I will write onwards. “Looking good is better than looking where you’re going”. A punchline that could […]

  • And the journey continues…

    And the journey continues…

    It is said, dreams are not those that you see in your sleep. Dreams are those that do not let you sleep. And among those dreams, get created are the seeds of ambition, the drive to succeed. It has often been noted, that people giving up striving, just before they are about to hit success. […]

  • The CEO who delivered

    The CEO who delivered

    Alyssa Williams delivered 3 children during her tenure of 4 years and few months, while being the President and CEO of Chakoo! Before you judge my words for chauvinism, I would like to clear my stand, that I believe motherhood is the highest privilege that the Almighty has blessed women with. And I believe that […]

  • Brexit. Where it’s popular to have differences.

    Brexit. Where it’s popular to have differences.

    It’s not 1961 anymore, where you build walls to separate countries. Today, when we are looking at Brexit, we are governed by economic systems, and trade that goes far beyond the exchange of goods and services. In the post-Bretton Woods era, where currencies in themselves have become commodities that people invest in, the value of […]