The land of Sorry’s and Thankyou’s

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I am back in Toronto. Home sweet home. Right from the time I exited the самолёт (समल्योत = aircraft) to the time I arrived home (90 minutes), I must have received 12 Thankyou’s and 5 Sorry’s, approximately. Quickly I panicked to restore my North American ‘polite’ avatar which I had, after intensely painful efforts, buried for over 3 months. This…

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Welcome 2009

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Since it’s new year’s eve, I can talk about myself.. Time doesn’t stop, right?. I vividly remember welcoming 2008 in a pub in Israel paying $10 cover and welcoming 2007 serving food at a party in Toronto earning $15 an hour. But the best things in life cannot be bought or sold. This year I am going to spend time…

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Thief story

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The view of the window from that night is printed in my memory… This incident goes back to December 18, 2003 at 03:15. The picture above shows the windows of my room (my parents place in Mumbai.) My bed is about 3 meters away from the window. I left windows open at night but there was a window grill that…

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Talent and the Tools

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“Your website looks great, do you use Dream weaver?” I get that question sometimes and it always used to bother me. But I don’t get annoyed anymore. Instead, I quote the following story: :::: A photographer was invited to a dinner and he took along some photographs to show the hostess. She looked at the photos and commented, “These are…

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