Diary of an incorruptible man

[Editor’s Note: KKM worked at four different Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) steel plants over his 34-year career, starting from Bhilai in 1958 to Vizag in 1992. Below are a selection of his diary entries that provide a tell-tale glimpse on how he worked and how he lived.] Rourkela, Orissa (Sometime in 1961) Returned …

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Nineteen months of dumb living

One life. Do more. Err… how about “do less” and “have more fun doing it”? Nothing succeeds like success. Yeah. Sure. Would you like “whipped cream” with that? A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone. I’d be surprised if you’ve come across this gem from Francis …

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Listen to Keith Jarrett or help dad change the tire?

After two years of Reva ownership, I faced my first flat tire on Saturday. Fortunately it was discovered in the garage so no inconvenience there. Sunday morning I headed downstairs to the parking area with an OMG-I’m-going-to-help-daddy 9-year old as my helper. A few minutes after we had surreptitiously exited the apartment, mommy had to …

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