No music to ears

A music director creates the melody, while a background singer brings those melodies to life. The music company takes those melodies to the public at large. And the public hum along or move it to trash can. So, who owns the melody: Is it the creator? Or, the person who gives life to it? Or,…

Who is kiddish—we or our kids?

Every evening, I do try and make it a point to have a conversation with my daughter about how the day at school had been to her; it is not always possible with late night office calls and my daughter’s need to complete her homework and studies. But we try and make it happen; the…

On the cross road at 69!!!

As we celebrate Indian Independence Day on August 15, one question comes to my mind: How do we interpret what does Independence Day mean? Is it important to create a sense of hatred towards another country to sustain what Independence Day means? It is interesting to see how political establishments and/or political thinkers of a…

When the sky opens, Bangalore shudders!

We all have heard about man-made disaster at some point or the other–but how many of us have experienced it to appreciate the extent of destruction that man (and women!) have caused? At a macro level, there is global warming that is causing sea levels to raise, maybe changes to the climatic pattern, and so…