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…

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,…