RIP Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

The legendary Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (born: 13th Jan 1938) is no more. He passed away yesterday in Mumbai at the age of 84. Some people are so great that they are synonymous with the art form they are known for. In India, there are few such legends in the world of music... Continue Reading →

How Manu Joseph and I Have “Decoupled”

I discovered Manu Joseph - a journalist, an author, columnist, and now a creator of a Netflix series - barely 2 years back. I had known him before that but never followed him much. I knew he was the one who exposed Barkha Dutt in Niira Radia tapes scandal in 2009. I had also read... Continue Reading →

Happy B’day, Warren Buffett!

It's Warren Buffett's birthday today! Born on 30th August 1930, he completes 91 years today! I have written several times on this blog about Warren Buffett! He and Charlie Munger (Age 97 and still very active!) are one of the few living legends I admire and follow closely. I discovered Warren Buffett sometime in early... Continue Reading →

100 Years of Satyajit Ray

Today is 100th birthday (born: 2nd May 1921) of legendary Indian film director, scriptwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, lyricist, editor, calligrapher, and music composer Satyajit Ray! He won Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award in India), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (the highest award in India for film making) and an honorary Oscars for the lifetime contribution in... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Khan – Salim Khan

Among the three Khans - I like Aamir and Salman. I don't like Shah Rukh much, and the liking for him is diminishing every year. Aamir is very smart, intelligent, knows his strengths and limitations and understands film medium well. Salman, on the other hand, is a "cursed soul" or "a brat/thug/criminal" based on how... Continue Reading →

Happy B’day Charlie Munger

I have written multiple times about Charlie Munger - partner of Warren Buffett and one of the few living people who are my idols! Charlie is a living legend and today he completes another year - his 96th birthday! Charlie was born on 1st January 1924 and still continues to be very active and sharp!... Continue Reading →

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