Monday, April 26, 2010
Let me illustrate through a recent example. Bangalore has been quite hot (the weather!) in recent weeks and there has been an increase in the population of mosquitoes (if people can do it …. ). A slat in one of our bathroom windows broke a couple of weeks ago and there has been an invasion of mosquitoes through the gap. Mona reported the issue to the Home Care office in our building. This office was established by the developer of the complex and is designed to quickly respond to any issue related to the care and maintenance of the homes in the complex. But turns out that the office does not fully understand any part of the phrase "quick response".
Despite repeated calls and visits to the office, the problem remained unresolved for over a week. And these guys have a full time maintenance staff consisting of a carpenter, electrician and a plumber. It wasn't until Mona and I confronted the manager and virtually had to yell at the top of our voices to finally get heard. The problem finally got resolved yesterday after we went and bought a mosquito net and the carpenter installed it over the bathroom window. We are relieved that this issue has been taken care of but we remain disturbed and disappointed at the lack of commitment of the maintenance staff.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The revised and shorter format of the game along with player auction and the entertainment components have fueled the popularity of this league. The brand value of the IPL is in excess of $300MM and the value of the individual teams are inching close to $50MM. New teams (Pune and Kochi) have sold for over $300MM.
The franchise is set to expand in the fourth edition. Meanwhile, the semi-finals are scheduled to begin this week and most Indians are looking forward to more cricketing action over the next couple of weeks!
Saturday, April 03, 2010
He sat next to her, as she lay comatose on the hospital bed. Her bruised and injured body and her labored breathing filled him with grief. He couldn’t help but reflect back on the decades of togetherness and hundreds of joyous moments they had together. He couldn’t imagine being away from her and living life without her.
The accident was a painful memory in his mind. He couldn’t believe that he missed seeing the truck speeding towards him on the highway. Perhaps they were lost in each other’s eyes and locked in conversation at that time.
His heart leapt as he saw her eyes flutter and he noticed some movement in her limbs. As she started mumbling, he began to lose the sensation of her hands in his. As she started to gain consciousness, his own started fading away. Sadness filled him as his life and soul disappeared.