The sandwiched generation. The best generation!

[Editor’s Note: The author of this post, Rajat Mukherjee, lives in Silicon Valley and works for Google. This post originally appeared on his Silicon Thoughts blog and is reproduced here with his permission. Rajat is a classic lay-down-rooter, a term I defined in this post.] Last week, we were at the Bellarmine Speech and Debate …

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You know you are Indian because…

(Sometimes stereotypes can be fun, sometimes they are no longer true.. take the following with a pinch of salt or tomato or garlic or onion.) Everything you eat is savoured in tomato, garlic and onion. You reuse gifts, wrapping paper, and aluminum foil. You try and eject food particles in your teeth — your tongue. …

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The Darndest Things You See in India – Part 4 (Park Signs)

Additional commentary Park timings seem to mirror temple timings though I haven’t verified whether the park is actually closed between 10am and 4pm. Only clockwise walking. Compliance rate is similar to that for the One-way and Maintain Lane Discipline signs you see on Indian roads. Fencing around the fountain for exercises – interesting phrase I say. …

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Freedom from Inertia

As a sovereign republic, India turned 63 today. Today also marks our second anniversary in India – after 16 years in America. To mark this occasion, I tweeted the following: 2 years in India. The second year whizzed by even faster than the first. Me thinks we’ll stop counting now. My biwi, who’s not active …

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The darndest things you see in India

1 year 10 months and 3 non-SLR camera phones later, below is a partial collection of India-defining frames I’ve found interesting. The next post in this 4-part series – The darndest things you see in India (Part 2).

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The Value of Life in India

(I started this post in Oct 2009 a few days after the tragic boat accident in Thekkady, Kerala ~ 5 month gestation period) “The quality of life in India is great but the value for human life is not”, uttered my cousin Sridhar. We had stopped for a few days at his Germantown, Maryland residence …

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