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The Rising Sunset

One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. On their desk was a question paper with the text facing down, as usual. The students turned the page to begin their test. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions, just a black dot in the centre of the page. The professor, on seeing the expression on(..)

I Am Not the Only One

I Am Not the Only One

A day in the COVID-19 life. I was out of shape. And so, about 15(..)

Duty in Despair

Once during a famine, a desperate man stepped out of his house to earn a living.  He came across a fruit farm.  Hungry, he decided to steal some fruits.  But, as he started plucking, the farmer came chasing after him with a stick.  The man ran into a nearby forest and climbed a tree to evade the farmer. From his vantage point, the man witnessed a(..)

Dil Chahta Hai!

Dil Chahta Hai!

Yeh dosti… The older we get, the difficult it becomes to make(..)

Box of Secrets

Box of Secrets

Your management team, what to do, they are rock stars. We are so(..)

A Juicy Tale

A Juicy Tale

A large farm in Goa was famous for its watermelons.  Every year, the(..)

Innocent Maturity

A little boy went into a grocery store and reached for a soda carton.  He, then, pulled it towards a payphone.  Back in the day cell phones had not invaded our lives as much as it has today—few places still had payphones.  The boy climbed onto the carton to reach the phone buttons and punched in the digits.  The store owner quietly observed and(..)

Victoria’s Treasure!
Lonesome on Top

Lonesome on Top

  Life at the top is lonely. Especially for those born with a(..)

Thinking TOO much out of the box!

A prominent businessman went shoe shopping at a local store.  After selecting a pair of shoes of size 8, he asked the new saleswoman to pack it.  However, he soon realized that he had left his wallet back home.  So, he told the saleswoman that he would take the shoes and make the payment the next day. Although the saleswoman could gauge the(..)

In Brad Pitt’s Shoes

Rules of Engagement

A worried man once approached a saint who lived near a stream.  “My wife and I are having issues”, he said.  “Each time we argue, we lose our temper and say things we don’t mean.”  The saint gave the man an earthen pot and instructed him to get him some drinking water from the stream.  When the man reached the stream, a bullock cart happened(..)

Empty Problem!

Once a toothpaste factory faced a packaging problem.  Many empty boxes were shipped without the tubes inside.  Therefore, the company hired a consultancy firm to solve the issue. After spending a lot of time and money, the problem was solved.  A high-tech precision scale was installed at the end of the production line.  The scale would trigger a bell(..)

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai!

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai!

Over the rainbow… Today is my Silver Jubilee Anniversary.  And(..)

The Clutch – Part 2

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A game changer… The human memory is short-lived.  Good and bad times pass, and we move on.  Two weeks ago, I was in darkness.  I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Today, on my birthday, I am on the path to recovery, but the past few days are still fresh in my mind.  It(..)

The Clutch – Part 1

The Clutch – Part 1

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Too sudden and steep… Sunday, May 19th.  I am writing from an(..)

The Silver Lining

There once lived a great mathematician in a village. He was often called by the local king to advise on matters related to the economy. One day, the village headman tells him, "You may be a great mathematician, but your son does not know what is more valuable: gold or silver." The mathematician calls his son, "What is more valuable: gold or silver?"(..)

PQ (Passion Quotient)

A passionate teacher was once queried on her secret behind living in the moment—always enjoying her work with no personal baggage. She raised a glass of water, and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Her students enthusiastically shouted answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple of pounds! The teacher replied, “From my perspective,(..)

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

Aurora Borealis… Have you had a ‘perfect’ day recently? How(..)

In Search of Hope

In Search of Hope

Good evening. You know what’s the most special thing about the(..)

A Bed of Stones

A boy has a superb assortment of colourful stones that he has gathered over the years. He meets a girl with a unique collection of antique coins. The boy is fascinated by the girl’s coins and tells her that he will give her all his stones in exchange for her coins. The girl agrees. The boy sneaks out a couple of his most exquisite stones, and gives the(..)

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