Lovable insanity

Lovable insanity

In my many years of country hopping, I have crossed paths with any number of crazies.  Some who would effortlessly drive anyone up the wall and others whom one could not help but love.  In that latter category the one who, in my book, has to be placed way up there at...
Bala – The creation of a Manic

Bala – The creation of a Manic

A couple of days ago while playing a round of golf, as is my wont since that helps to get my mind of the fact that I am an awful golfer who manages to spray the ball in every but the aimed for direction, I was gassing around with the other three.  Do that as a regular...
Unwavering Single Mindedness.

Unwavering Single Mindedness.

This story is going to take you through a journey spanning 2 continents and spread over almost 3 decades. Starts way back in 1995 when I had just started my own business with a very modest leased office in the Jebal Ali Free Zone with a workforce of two, with yours...
Lost? Never! Yet hear that I was found

Lost? Never! Yet hear that I was found

This being a current episode, for a change I didn’t even have to strain and delve into my memory for this one. As a rule, invitations to lunch with friends being something I consciously shy away from would explain how, on a Saturday in September I had conveniently...
Gender Bloomer

Gender Bloomer

I must thank my planter (an ‘ex’ like yours truly) friend for veering me towards putting this yarn to paper.  Jeevan Prakash Gurung (JP to all), one of the most respected tea planters in the Darjeeling planting district has, post hanging up his hat, turned to not just...
Sometimes the Devil does look after his own.

Sometimes the Devil does look after his own.

Having all but run out of tales of my planting days long before now, which those who’ve been reading my posts would know, a number of my friends twisted my arm to convince me that they actually enjoyed reading my stories and that I should persist.  So, to keep the...