My Dearly Departed

My Dearly Departed

I do not want To forget you Who passed away To now rejoice the Greatness of your Life or soul But I want to Hold you In the deepest Crevices of my heart Nurture the memories Shed a tear Like a familiar Book whose Reading gave me Great pleasure Now open a page Randomly...
Investing Tips

Investing Tips

It’s party time folks. The stock market is on a tear, interest rates are low, and it’s almost holiday season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the S&P 500 was up 359% since March of 2009. Goldman Sachs predicts that the S&P 500 will hit 2,850 by...
Chaos of Events

Chaos of Events

The Chaos of Empire: The British Raj and the Conquest of India 2016. Jon Wilson.  Publisher: Public Affairs 586 pp. $18.56 Written history has a way of neatly packaging its chapters for convenience and understanding. And so you have the history of the Mughals, the...
Bagels, Cream Cheese and Your Portfolio

Bagels, Cream Cheese and Your Portfolio

One of the great joys of migrating to another country is discovering its culinary offerings. When I landed in Newark, Delaware some two score and several years ago, I badly missed one thing.  If breakfast was an important ritual in Indian households then the dosa (or...
Hail to the Chief!

Hail to the Chief!

I have been disappointed with Prime Minister Modi thus far. Swept into office on the back of a disenchanted electorate, Mr. Modi’s election promised much but  delivered little. His victory was a chance to unharness India from decades of nepotism and earn its place...