The Empire

“I’ve never seen such a beautiful place.” “It takes a long time, manipulation and mean strategy to build illusions.” “Why illusions? You are free to step into the lights and dance. Let me film your cheer…” I said a silent prayer to preserve my daughter’s smile. “There is so much which has not been filmed. …

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It kept me going…

It is what I’ve grown up with. A kindly soul with a straggly beard, torn clothes and a guitar took me under his wings, when I was a kid starving on the streets. I learnt how to earn money with music, from Lenovo. Life was good, till Lenovo did not wake up one morning. He …

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Taj Mahal

I see engraved patterns of unusual creativity and exquisite craftsmanship. White-labelling came into existence, when identities were lost in smooth paleness of marble. Taj Mahal is but a sculpted grave, with souls of unknown artists scattered in the invisible graveyard. I don’t see pine trees and the water canal, but hear muffled sounds of creators. …

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Journey to Irrelevance

He is on unfamiliar terrain. The assignment is not clearly defined, he is not comfortable with local culture and his set of competencies cannot be put to use here. Vaguely, he thought of the celebrity singer who sat near Haji Ali, singing on a harmonium, and had collected twelve bucks for his talent. He used …

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Money Genius

Once upon a time, there was paper….. Paper could hold words, pictures, memories, research, creativity and MONEY. Paper was primitive genius. I could hand over a million dollars to you, and you passed it on to someone, but there was no record of it. “You know why bitcoin is eulogized” I hear Grandpa speak those …

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