It’s been a while since my last post and when I look back I see quite a lot has happened that warrant a mention. So here it goes in no particular order:
1. Got a forward from a colleague and being a real sign of the times, many people in USA woke up to another bank that ceased to exist. Wall Street is the new Fall Street and all those who once envied its lofty heights are rubbing their hands in glee at the depths it has reached. Brings and old Red Indian saying to mind, “What goes up, must come down”. What is indeed sobering is that this is not an isolated case and many top shot companies may cease to exist if they don’t correct their courses…
2.Saw an absolutely gripping F1 race yesterday. The Singapore experiment seemed to be a big success and a big part was the absence of rain. Also it showed how team work can work wonders. We had Nelson Piquet Jr. crashing into the wall and handed the victory though not on a platter but somewhat closer to his team mate Alonso. With all due credit to Alonso and his superb driving the accident changed the course of the race. The other notable team was Kimi who did not want to climb the podium without his team mate Felippe (who should have been legitimately on top had the pit crew not been trigger happy with the go signal when the fuel pump was stuck to the car. What followed was funny to all who saw except the Ferrari crew and poor Felippe who drove so beautifully till then) crashed into the wall ending a sorry race for the team.
3. In a strange coincidence the India Post has got a make over the day after I chose to write about the post box. I’m told the old logo was designed in consultation with IIT Mumbai but it looked as staid as the company itself. O&M has given a new image that is stylish and quite eye catching. Hope that translates to better service to the clients. Incidentally I hear that the recently renovated, refurbished Annanagar post office is air conditioned and looks swanky like a bank. Must visit it sometime and probably pay utility bills (they do that too!) I guess.
4. More attacks on Christians and churches by some fanatics. These fanatics are fighting against forced conversion and what do they do? Burn, kill, maim those who convert and bully the others to reconvert to their original faith. I guess re-conversion by force is fine because it is backed by the rulers. It is a real shame that faith which is so personal to every individual is being used a political tool and is a rallying ground for thugs, goons and scum of society. The same fanatics who see God in stone and afterwards trample on the same stone and stoning churches, irony cannot get any worse. History tells us that the blood of martyrs were the seeds of the church. The days ahead will prove or disprove this.
5.And to sign off, I worked this Saturday. As you may guess I was not very happy about it, but the bright side is this week where I have so many holidays to look forward to.
Happy Gandhi Jayanthi