Sustainability lessons from a swimming pool

My daughter has joined weekend swimming classes. And I had agreed to be her chauffeur. At 6.00 AM in the morning, I virtually had to drag myself out of my bed: It was a Saturday (an off day for me); it was still dark outside; it had rained (rather drizzled) most of the night and…

My sandwich: Sum of parts is not same as the whole

Union Cabinet approves merger of five associate State Banks with State Bank of India (SBI), read the headline. The five associate banks are State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Hyderabad. The merger will create INR 37-lakh crore banking behemoth,…

The paratroopers

If you want to travel from one place to another and you select parachute as your mode of transport, be rest assured, the most likely way you will get to your destination is by being air dropped! Although in daily life, people do not, typically, choose a parachute as a mode of transport to reach…

Traffic jams make good economics

We all hate traffic jams, but some love it! If one thing is common across all cities of the world, it is traffic jams. None have been able to escape its clutches—either in developed nation or developing nation. Traffic jams characterize a city. A day may not be far off when we start measuring distance…

Life at a Traffic Signal

I was driving to office in my car. The traffic light turned red and I stopped at the traffic signal. The traffic was pilling up; the additional traffic was because schools had reopened today after summer vacations. Everybody enjoys summer vacations: the kids for they are not bound by a fixed routine, and office goers,…