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It's the New Year!!!

Spring time is festive time in India. Bangalore, in the past week has seen the arrival of mango showers, the name that is alotted to sudden rain in parchy summer weather that arrives along with the mango season to provide much much needed relief to evert one.

"Here comes mid-April... and welcome to the beginning of the traditional Indian New Year. It coincides with the first day of the Bikrami month of Vaisakha, which falls on the 13 of April every year, and on 14th April every 36 years.

The onset of Vaisakh is celebrated all over India under different names n rituals. N for Hindus following the Solar calendar, this day marks the beginning of the Solar New Year.

For the Budhists, a day of great importance, because on this day Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree at Gaya.

Bihu: Rongali/Bohaag Bihu in Assam. Time to drink rice beer, gift gomoshas (hand made towels) to the elders, dance, sing n feast to the beats of dhol n pepa (buffalo hornpipe). Naba Barsha: R…

Off Annie, Azim and Alliteration

Bend over and take it in the back like a good girl Annie.

And Annie got screwed.

Well, wasn't Annie happy?

It was a necessary evil for necessary pleasure.

There's aplenty that's necessary, bt at what cost or pain are you getting it?

And is it worth it?

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Azim Premji's little story....

A couple of alumni students met up at a professor's house to catch up. While they caught up on life and their work in general, conversation turned to bickering. As each student was tempted whine about their line of work, their cars, their house, their spouses. The quiet professor watching all of them left the living room and soon returned with a couple of cups of coffee.

There were expensive crystal cups, silver cups and exquisite cups... and also amongst them some glass cups and cheapo plastic ones. And each student picked their favorite form of glasses and just as they were to sip their cups of coffee, the professor looked at all of them...

And said, "As is human mentality, it's…