My English Fluency

My English Fluency

I think and write in English, and not in my native, Tamil. This simple fact that has profound implications for how I relate to the world, is directly tied to a document signed almost two centuries ago between Hindus and a British administrator in the erstwhile Madras...
House of Cards: Is Affordable Housing Really Affordable?

House of Cards: Is Affordable Housing Really Affordable?

Shall we Wollongong? Anyone? If you thought Wollongong was a verb, I don’t blame you. The only reason I know it’s a noun is because I have family who live there and I happened to visit this beautiful seaside town about 50 miles south of Sydney in the fall of 2008....
Sammy the Stockpicker

Sammy the Stockpicker

Many of our Silicon Valley readers have top quartile looks, smarts, and success. They are often exceptional at what they do. Unfortunately, many of us equate these qualities to our prowess in picking stocks. Let me introduce you to my friend whom we shall simply call...