Life Lessons

Musings from 35,000 Feet

I’m sitting precariously at 35,000 feet above the earth, on a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Syracuse, New York; thinking back on the activities of the weekend. I was at an event in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday where former US President, Bill Clinton was guest speaker. I’ve always been fascinated by the Clintons, and it’s barely three… Read More »Musings from 35,000 Feet

We are the minority!

One of my favourite movies of all time was Slumdog Millionaire. I loved that movie, not only because it was filmed in India, a country I’m so fascinated by; not only because it talked about the unwitting intelligence of a young man, an idea that inspires me; not only because it affirmed the truth that love could run away forever… Read More »We are the minority!

The Failure of Logic

I have never been a big fan of arithmetic but I never doubted my teachers when they insisted that 2+2 = 4. In my elementary Geography class, I was taught that the higher you go, the cooler it becomes. Also, general knowledge has it that if you dip your hand into a pot of boiling water, you would end up… Read More »The Failure of Logic

The Traffic Light

At about 9:35pm on Thursday 14th July 2011, I took the 20-minute walk from the Academic Village in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University to my house on Lexington Avenue. Just 5 minutes into the walk, on Walnut Avenue, I passed a traffic light. As expected, I paused to check all sides of the road to be sure that it… Read More »The Traffic Light