Friday, January 10, 2014


Thanksgiving (A little late)
I am 48. One reaches this age and ends up developing a profile. People know you as a person with certain traits or they realize them as they get to know you. I was taking stock on what defines me and more importantly who played a role in that which defines me. Here I am thanking them.
Interest in reading                                          My brother Raja, Stanley Paul Memury and Sethu
Interest in Music                                            Pattabhi, Stanley Paul Memury
Desire to write                                               John Irving (and he does not even know that I exist)
Obsession with Single Malt                            Manoj Joglekar
Photography                                                 Radu Ciocirlie
Working out                                                 Cristi Macovei, Anoop
How to stay young at heart                           Nanavati, Vivek, Hrishi, Narendiran, my children
Football                                                       Sai       
How to stay close w/o being overbearing      Shilpa and Abhishek
Stopped watching Cricket                            BCCI
Stopped watching women tennis                   Williams sisters
Tennis                                                          McEnroe and Federer.
Writers who influenced most                         Maugham, Irving, Fowles, Orwell and Wodehouse
Music that influenced most                            Pink Floyd
Everything that is good                                  Mangalam
Everything deplorable                                   Self
Rediscovered Beer                                       Pilsner Urquell

Biking                                                          Anoop and Hanka


  1. Just saw this post!!

    You have covered all except Steel Making. Whom would you give credit for this - Goshda and/or Dalvi?

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    2. OOPS - I posted a reply but now I see nothing :( - Both of them - The former for his technical competence and the latter for his man management skills and composure - And Panse too for teaching me how NOT TO think like an engineer and think like a manager