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  • 2016 Tech Trends

    Moore evermore in Computer History — Happy 50th Birthday to the Law!Insightful story with Rosh’s reflections on 2016 Tech Trends.

    Technological progress was revolutionizing his world but Rosh was excited most by virtual reality.

  • Company Policy

    managementRosh lampoons Company Policy again, when his quarterly pay review delivers no increments.

    Funny business management story with retold jokes on company policies...

  • Creating An Upanishad

    Storytellers CafeHe thought about his father’s future work. Creating and publishing stories – inspired by life.

    Creating another Upanishad! A contemporary Upanishad! Perhaps an Upanishad retold!

    Would he read it? He knew he would, he loved his father’s stories anyway.

  • Cutting Your Coat

    Man's Coat and Waistcoat LACMA M.57.35a-b (1 of 3)“Have a budget. It helps you determine and set your limits. Stay within your limits. तेते पाँव पसारिये जेती लंबी सौर (tete paon pasaariye jeti lambi saur - meaning stretch your feet only so far as your quilt goes).”

    “Isn’t it better to stretch the chadar (expand the capacity, income etc.),” asked Isha, “than to restrict our paanv (our dreams, plans, or expenses)?”

  • Eggs - The Quickest Omelet

    Mmm... chorizo omelet"Depending upon the size of the egg, an egg contains about 75 calories or 310 kilojoules."

    "But it also has a significantly high satiety effect so you feel fuller for longer – good news if you are dieting."

  • Eggs On Your Face

    Starter Pots"Very interesting," Isha laughed, "No. I didn't know that."

    "Yea Ma," he said excitedly, "eggs have really clever packaging. A true engineering marvel, that is scientifically cool and technologically functional."

  • Finding My Way

    Dzogchen“Where else can one go? It is all here. What more is there to seek? I already have Him. What more is there to become? I already am.”

    “No, my liberation is not in seeking more, not in getting more, but in giving back what I do have now.”

  • Follow The Money

    George is Keeping an Eye On You!Rosh tries to follow the money to gauge where growing worldwide debt & money printing might lead us.

    Was the wealth effect in NZ just a game of musical chairs?

  • Future Outlook 2017

    Pallas's Cat of Ueno Zoo : マヌルネコ(上野動物園)

    Rosh reflects on Future Outlook 2017 & use of technologies in diverse sectors from transportation to health, to decide what course to set for family finances.

  • Get A Worry Doll

    Worry DollGet a Worry Doll, Rosh tells Isha, and delegate your worrying to it, like the Guatemalan indigenous ancients did.

    They created Worry Dolls to cope with stress

  • Global Water Crisis?

    Sunset from Kure AtollOver a billion people in our world don't have access to fresh drinkable water.

    Little Josh discusses global water crisis and solutions like funding, cutting water usage, reducing leakages, desalination, nanotechnology & sustainability etc.

  • How Company Policy Begins

    COOKIE...ALONG WITH EENIE, MEENIE, MINEE, AND MOE...DOCKED AND ON DRY LAND...CHERISHED BY GOD...SAVED... BORNE ABOVE THE FLOOD...TRANSPORTED...”TEBHAT NOAH”...CARRIED ON THE ARK OF NOAH...PERHAPS THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP BY ANY OTHER NAME...MORE A VEHICLE OProgrammed monkeys show how company policy begins, and is then used to kill initiative & brick wall employee remuneration.

    Insightful corporate management story

  • Imprisoned Son

    Fallen Comrades.An imprisoned son sorts out his father’s problem while still in jail.

    We are divided by the distance between our hearts, not by the distance between our bodies.

     

  • Initiation By Life

    painter 201401Is initiation by Life superior to parental guidance?

    Insightful story of a painter who refused to ordain his own son in his ways.

    Was the experiment successful?

  • Internet - The New Nicotine

    password“It’s like wanting to go to the toilet while somebody else is already in it."

    "You are jumping outside the door yelling, “Hurry up, I need to go – urgently!”

  • Marketing Made Easy

    Doing-business-withoutMarketing made easy. Marketing concepts defined with funny illustrations like:

    You see a gorgeous girl at a party.

    You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!”

  • Mundo Uno - One World

    Mundo Uno - One World

    ‘Vasudhaev kutumbkam,’ he understood it now, though he had heard it a thousand times before. ‘Mundo Uno - One World’.

    अयं बन्धुरयं नेति, गणना लघुचेतसाम् | उदार चरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ||

    'Discrimination, saying ‘this one is a relative; that other is a stranger’, is for the small-minded. For the magnanimous, the entire world is one family.'

  • Nails In The Tree

    Nailed To The Tree

    Whether you drive nails in the tree, or drive yourself up a wall - when you get angry, the choice is entirely yours.

    Insightful story on anger management retold.

  • Nainital Nostalgia

    Nainital from AboveNainital nostalgia overtakes Rosh, as he remembers flirting with a girl while holidaying in Nainital.

    His friend Shank had guided the novice lover into romance.

  • Raising The Dead

    Raise the dead !The formula for raising the dead, Mrit Sanjivni Mantra, was known to Shukracharya, guru of the Asuras.

    Hindu mythology story of Kach’s resurrections for Devyani