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  • Persian odyssey: The ruins of Persepolis

    Hadish PalaceDuring my stay at Shiraz, I observed an unusually large number of people with band-aid covered noses. Being a former cop, my curiosity was aroused. Surely all of them were not involved in boxing bouts, I reckoned. On enquiry, I was informed me that Shiraz is one of the ...

  • Teaching cross culture: Time to move past theory

    A bookworm's concept of cross culture is an organizational environment where at various functional levels of the management the people involved belong to different countries and they communicate with each other working on a common goal of the organization. It is a workplace where individuals ...

  • Persian odyssey: The magic of Shiraz

    After visiting the Jewelry Museum, we had seen all the important sights of Tehran in our itinerary. Though I wanted to visit the Sadabad palace complex, I could not do so as it was in the outskirts of the city. Since we had a few hours more to spend in Tehran before our flight to Shiraz, I called a ...

  • Persian odyssey: The magic of Shiraz

    After visiting the Jewelry Museum, we had seen all the important sights of Tehran in our itinerary. Though I wanted to visit the Sadabad palace complex, I could not do so as it was in the outskirts of the city. Since we had a few hours more to spend in Tehran before our flight to Shiraz, I called a ...

  • Vodafone and Idea merger: What an idea, sirji!

    It is said that the intensity of competition doesn't depend only on the number of companies fighting for a higher market share, but it depends largely on a "strategy" used to obtain a higher share in a highly competitive market. The Indian telecom industry is highly competitive in ...

  • Learning to respect a person's need for privacy

    Recently, a son of a close friend of mine met with a serious accident and was admitted in a reputed hospital in Bengaluru. I went and saw him in the ICU and wished for his speedy recovery. I was one among those good souls who prayed for his health. Once he started recovering, and began ...

  • Persian Odyssey: Tehran (Part 2)

    After seeing the Gulesthan Palace, we walked a few steps and were in front of the Grand Bazaar. This market is about three hundred years old and has evolved continuously with its old parts giving way to new. It has a maze of narrow covered passage way with shops on either side. Having seen similar ...

  • Roopa needn't worry about Rao's defamation suit

    Former DGP Prisons HNS Rao, IPS, has filed a defamation suit in a local court against former DIG Prisons, Roopa, IPS, demanding damages to the tune of Rs.20 crore. Roopa had alleged that Rao had received Rs2 crore from former AIADMK leader V Sasikala to ensure special treatment for her at the ...

  • Tulunadu tales: Bachhanayaka daiva

    The story behind the worshipping of Baccha Nayaka daiva, who is worshipped in Sulya, Guttigaaru, and Yenekallu There are several stories in Tulu about the worshipping of Baccha Nayaka daiva, who is worshipped in Sulya, Guttigaaru, and Yenekallu. One such story is found in Baisu Nayaka's ...

  • Love, interrupted: The challenges of growing up with mentally ill parents

    "There are days when I get back home after work and hear my mother yelling frantically of how a group of men had entered the house while I was away and had robbed the house. Those who do not know my mother, might as well believe that what she says is true. But those who know her can easily ...

  • Indians are not getting offended enough

    I am seriously offended because Indians are not getting offended enough about Bollywood movies. One "Padmavati" in a blue moon is definitely not enough to prove how offended we can get. Of late Bollywood movies have developed a habit of ridiculing and disrespecting our great Indian values and ...

  • Persian odyssey: Tehran (Part 1)

    When my friends came to know that I had decided to travel to Iran, they expressed concern. The most common question posed was whether Iran is safe to travel. When I replied saying that Iran is as safe as any other country, they wanted to know why I was going to Iran. When I replied that I am ...