Yearly Archives: 2010


Reading update 0

Currently reading – On the Road (Jack Kerouac) I didn’t get this book at all initially, but train journeys are an amazing time to pick up a new book or a book which you aren’t really interested in reading. The boredom of ordinary travel is easier to take if you are with a book, even Read more…


Stereotypes 2

I was going to write about how I am a person who doesn’t confirm to stereotypes, but then realized that I do confirm to one – that of not confirming to stereotypes! So instead of bragging unabashedly, I will now only ramble. And, you have been warned. Someone once told me that stereotypes do not Read more…



Reading update 0

21 Nov 2010 1.08 am Tonight, I am not able to sleep. It isn’t the first time either. I guess it happens to everyone, at some point of time or other. What’s keeping me awake? Worry. Yes, that’s right. Worried about the partner who I think cheated me out of my entire savings and worried Read more…


Reading update 0

Abandoned – (would’ve finished if I had had one more train journey before I had to return the book to Tyagi) The coldest winter – David Halberstam Finished – Many Robert Heinleins The prince and the pauper – Mark Twain English, August – Upamanyu Chaterjee – excellent book! If god was a banker – Ravi Read more…



The business of MFIs 3

There’s been a lot of hullaboo about MFIs – Micro Finance Institutions recently. First the big IPO from SKS microfinance and then more recently allegations of strong armed tactics by MFIs in recovering loan amounts. MFIs – So, what are MFIs? Micro Finance Institutions lend money in small amounts to people who wouldn’t otherwise get Read more…


New shoes 0

Asics 1150 Had to get them from the U.S as my size (11.5) were not available here. Can’t run till the next week though, doctor had recommmended 3 weeks rest to cure the shin splints.