Author Archives: amsachdev

Don’t just believe!

Ping! I checked my phone, and there was a WhatsApp message – “Raghuram Rajan, former RBI Governor has been selected as head of Bank of England.” I googled, and discovered that there were speculations about his candidature, but Raghuram himself … Continue reading

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Isn’t it obvious?

Last week I gave my wife a surprise. I won’t get into the details here, but suffice to say, she was surprised. Later we talked about how I had been planning this for weeks, and that at times I did … Continue reading

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Discovering India: Scuba diving in Murdeshwar

“I am going Scuba diving!” Every time I mentioned this to someone, they would ask – “Where? Andamans? (or some other exotic location?)” When I told them Netrani Island near Murdeshwar, I wasn’t surprised that no one had heard of … Continue reading

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A better you!

“How’s this papa?”, asked Rishaan, my 6-year old son, showing me his drawing of a toy train. It was ‘decent’. Not to discourage the attempt, I said, “Good work Rish.” He next went to his mother, who looked at the … Continue reading

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The truth about lies

After returning home from office one evening, I asked my 5-year old son if he had gone to the playground to play with his friends. He answered “No!” When asked why not, he answered, “Just like that papa!” When I … Continue reading

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Procrastinating the unpleasant

Decades ago, on my mother’s insistence, I visited an optometrist. Not to my surprise, I was told that I needed to wear specs, because I was myopic. It wasn’t a surprise to me because I had been aware of the … Continue reading

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In the line of duty

It is said that “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. My wife felt like a scorned woman a few weeks back when a certain online retailer did not accept a return as per the conditions given on their … Continue reading

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