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Dee Dee Myers – Single & 31

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Last Tuesday (21Oct08), I attended a talk by Dee Dee Myers at the AFP (Association of Finance Professionals) conference in LA. She was stumping for her newly-published book – ‘Why Women should Rule the World’. I joked with some colleagues that I went in to see whether such an indefensible argument could actually be defended. Half-jokingly, I told some others I went to see why Dee Dee would argue for what is already evident.

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October 26, 2008 at 4:13 pm

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Doordarshan Years

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I sometimes think my generation is perhaps the last one in India to remember what I should call the Doordarshan years (pre-1991). People born after us would not appreciate the pre-eminence of Doordarshan in our childhoods and people born before us were too old to enjoy sending SMS’s to their friends at the turn of this century. In that sense, we are unique as we straddle both the eras and carry life experiences from opposite ends of the spectrum. Our youth was spent on the cusp of an old India embracing a new one: the late nineties and early years of this century (roughly, 1995-2005).

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October 12, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Ik Onkar i.e. One God

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Every Monday morning, Nidhi drops me off at New Haven. As we drive out at 6am, it is still dark with a flicker of morning sun in the distant sky. We like listening to music in the car and the number we always start with is ‘Ik Onkar’, as sung by Harshdeep Kaur in Rang De Basanti, set to music by Rahman. I have always found the rendering very moving and spiritual. Today, I decided to find out what it means.

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October 5, 2008 at 9:07 am