Category Archives: People

Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees

Following is the text of Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella’s letter to employees. Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice … Continue reading

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Kurt Cobain’s Suicide Note

To Boddah Speaking from the tongue of an experienced simpleton who obviously would rather be an emasculated, infantile complain-ee. This note should be pretty easy to understand. All the warnings from the punk rock 101 courses over the years, since … Continue reading

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He escaped from Axis custody in WW2

This is the story of my grand father’s younger brother as published in Hindustan TimesChandigarh , July 16, 2012. He is still alive and I always look forward to meet him whenever I visit India. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Chandigarh/He-escaped-from-Axis-custody-in-WW2/SP-Article1-890068.aspx#.UFSGC-89zeA.facebook Ram Swarup of Behrampur … Continue reading

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My days in the Indian National Army by Lakshmi Sehgal

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal, who was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, died  today 23/07/2012 following a brief illness. Sehgal (97), breathed her last at a private hospital at 11.20am, her daughter and noted CPM leader Subhashini Ali … Continue reading

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Julian Barnes: my life as a bibliophile

I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to live from books. And it was through books that I first realized there were other worlds beyond … Continue reading

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And this is how you die… By Roger Aldridge

WARNING: This graphic article, published in The Age 39 years ago, contains explicit descriptions … but it may save your life How do people die in motor “accidents”? I’ll tell you. Some people explode — like a thin plastic envelope … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know … Continue reading

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