Entries from December 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy and A Healthy and A Hearty Welcome

This is probably my last post of 2008 so wanted to wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. Something happened today that put me in a contemplative mood. My roommate in India (and business colleague) had a horrible allergic reaction to something he ate today while we were visiting the Lotus Temple [...]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Time Keeps On Moving (India Post)

I’ve been here in India almost one week and I’m not exactly sure what time it is here in Delhi (or in New York for that matter). My guess on the time is usually within a few hours and, surprisingly, that seems to be working out well enough for me. You punctual people might find [...]

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The Youngster’s Hip Hop Party (India Post)

Sunday night was Hip Hop night for all you gringos keeping score at home. It was the first official party to celebrate Param and Ro’s wedding. As you can guess, it was a hip hop themed affair that was especially catered to the younger generation. What does that all mean? Let me try my best [...]

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

The Beautiful Traffic (India post)

Saturday was my first full day in India. I arrived a day earlier than most of the US crew but was anxious to check out this country. I made arrangements at the travel desk to get a driver and a tour guide for the day. When asked what I wanted to see/do I told the [...]

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

When I Wasn’t As Smart, I Was Pretty Sure I Knew Everything

When I was a young impressionable lad (think the late 90′s!) I used to write down all my “life lessons” in a marble notebook. I was experiencing and learning so much so quickly that I felt like I needed to put it on paper to make it real, and more importantly, make it part of [...]

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Am I A Writer?

That is a question I’ve been asking myself recently. Sure I like to write. In fact, it seems like I’ve been writing in one form or another over the past 10 years. In high school, I wrote for my school paper, the Guide Post. I enjoyed writing papers in college (especially this essay). I had [...]

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Exploring India

Next week I’m off to India for a few weeks. The primary reason for the trip is to attend the wedding of my colleague and friend Param and his soon to be wife Rohini in New Delhi. From what I have been told, and what the invitation/booklet informs me, a traditional sikh wedding is quite [...]

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Awesome Website Bro: Kiva.org

I’ve been telling anybody that will listen that Digital, Energy/Climate, and Global business are the three biggest growth opportunities in the world right now and for our generation. No matter how bad this recession gets, or how long it drags out, at some point we will come out of it. When we do, the innovation, [...]

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A Story Deserving Of Our Tears

A few weeks ago the deadly and awful terrorist acts in Mumbai drew the attention of the entire world. As the tragic events unfolded I was torn between trying to learn more about what was happening and trying to block it all out. I have a flight booked/trip planned to India at the end of [...]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Curious Case Of The LittyHoops Siblings College Basketball Infatuation

Many of you probably know of my fanatical love for St. John’s Basketball (if not, my post last week on the Johnnies can bring you up to speed). What you probably didn’t know is that growing up I was the second most fervent college basketball fan living at 80 Dickenson Place. Nobody, and I mean [...]