December 2007

Managers

How to manage others to do the work for you is really an art from. This art has been perfected by some experts in the field. Outsiders think that it is the manager who is doing all the work whereas in reality it is the other way round. Legwork of others is being used to further own ends. One thing, the flattery costs nothing, sweet words cost nothing and yet they are the ingredients for success formula. If you are related to some higher up, then nobody can bend even a single hair of yours. They will fear you and… Read More »Managers

Comeback of Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Da, the legendary music director of the Bollywood, can be seen on a number of TV shows these days. One thing leads to another in the film industry. He is the same rotund man laden with all kinds of jewelery from head to foot. But he has given us some memorable songs both in Hindi and his mother tongue Bengali. He is busy in a number of projects now, some of which are given below: Movie: Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara with Urmila and Kher directed by Jahnu Barua. Cabaret with Apache Indian (remember him Chak De), Jai Kalra… Read More »Comeback of Bappi Lahiri

Passion

And there they were lying under the shadow of a tree in the isolated woods. Nearby, the river was making a hissing sound. Cicada were making a piercing noises as it was intense hot. It was noon time and nobody ventured out in such a heat. But those whose heart are burning with love are awaken at such times. Their bodies were melted into one another as was the sky getting melted into the earth. Perspiration mingled and ants bit their naked bodies. But they were totally lost in the love oblivious of the world.Then there was a sound which… Read More »Passion

By the Sea

We have gone to picnic by the sea beach. It was on the Konkan Coast of India. At the time of our arrival at the beach, there was a low tide and sand on the beach was exposed a great deal. It was just flat with very gentle slope towards the sea. Water nearer was muddy and khaki colored. Far off it looked greenish. There were boats looking like specks and seagulls were hovering over them. I enjoyed a lot inside the water. I would go deeper and deeper inside till I was not able to stand on my feet… Read More »By the Sea

Mallet Ferry Wharf

Mallet Ferry Wharf! I visited the place. It is a ferry terminus and fish trawlers unloading port in Bombay. Whole area smells of fish even from a distance. Hundreds of fish traders stand on the platform and fish baskets are conveyed to top from boats by ropes and mesh nets. There are mounds of fish of every kind. Every single inch is covered with sea  fish. There are porters towing it away on the carts. Water drips from the  baskets made of the bamboo carrying the fish. Trucks and tempos  are loaded with the fish for taking it to the different… Read More »Mallet Ferry Wharf

Shalimar Clown

I am an avid fan of Rushdie and have read almost all his works. When he writes about India, he is brilliant. This novel is based on the terrorism which has become a worldwide phenomenon. For centuries, Hindus and Muslims have been living in Kashmir in complete harmony. But the terrorism has turned this heaven on the earth into a hell. The story of the novel is about a Muslim Boy named Shalimar the clown who loves and marries a Hindu neighbor called Booniy which is a symbolic of harmonious relations between two communities. Rusdhie tells us about the village… Read More »Shalimar Clown

Destruction of Jerusalem

Edom’s perpetual hatred to Jehovah’s people: the inveterate enemy of Jerusalem Isaac begat two twin sons from his wife. While she was pregnant, these sons gave her much trouble and she was afraid about the future; God appeared to her and told her two nations are taking form in her womb. The two sons were born and called Esau and Jacob. Esau was also called Edom; while the mother’s favorite was Jacob, Isaac loved Esau. There was thus a great rivalry between the twins from the beginning. Jacob went to rule the Jerusalem and Edom settled and his descendant s… Read More »Destruction of Jerusalem