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Between airports, airplanes and transit lounges

June, 2008

Now playing – Old songs to make you cry…

Superman… I can’t stand to flyI’m not that naiveI’m just out to findThe better part of me I’m more than a bird…I’m more than a planeMore than some pretty face beside a trainIt’s not easy to be me Wish that I could cryFall upon my kneesFind a way to lieAbout a home I’ll never see […]

Now that is what I call broad band…

Switched over to Maxcom at home and finally after two years have real broad band at home. We killed the two Cybernet DSL pipes at the office, the one at my home as well as two more at the homes of our directors. All in all that represented about 20,000 per month in Cybernet revenue […]

Now reading – The last lecture

I am not sure how many of you have ever heard of Randy Pausch? I hadn’t till May ’08 when my routine review of the best selling books list on Amazon brought out the Last Lecture. Last weekend in Dubai I picked up a copy at Borders and read it in six sittings. I only […]

We have moved…

It was time to grow up and do something insane. So we found a new office we couldn’t possibly afford and moved in 12 hours. This Thursday evening things stood a little cramped. Friday afternoon they looked a bit busy. Not to mention messy But this being our fifth move (home to PIDC, PIDC to […]

The best compliments that you will ever receive…

Meaning When your little one tells you that Narnia is the best movie he has ever watched and can he please have some more pop corn. Or when the little one’s younger siblings are all over you as soon as you step inside the door. Enlightenment When you catch a student eye as he finally […]

Things to do on PC rooftop, when you are not busy being a shutter fly

I hope this puts any doubts to rest about how I spend my time on PC roof top J

Men in Black

All it takes is one suit to start an epidemic. After Imran’s (far right) arrival in February we became a much more respectable firm. Grey hair tends to do that. Four month’s later the Alchemy pitch is now being made by a team of MIB agents, one short of half a dozen. From left to […]

Can you recognize this city?

Scenes of mayhem…

I get to teach another course at S P Jain in Dubai and end up with a group open book, open laptop, open network final on a fine Friday morning after teaching till mid night the night before. Here are some scenes of anguish, pain, denial, rage and suffering from my lovely students. Nilesh (below) […]

New Alchemy Campus Sneak Peak

Here is what has been keeping me busy for the last two months… The new Alchemy campus. 6000 square feet, trees in full bloom, ample breathing space. Our own rockery, stonelaid paths and multiple table tennis tables. More pictures and the story behind the campus to follow once we have moved in and there is […]

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