Sunday, May 3, 2009

Recession Wisdom

On the down side, this is only going to certify that I’m painfully addicted to the Reader’s Digest. But on the up side, any addiction that makes you grab a book that’s good for your GK and civic sense had to be good for you.

My cousin Veena, a fresh unemployed MBA (like many others) was reading through RD Feb 09 edition while I browsed through the March one. After a while, we switched, she in particular showing me a wonderful ad about domestic Valentine Holiday packages by Thomas Cook with a twinkle in her eye. No doubt she was missing her boyfriend who lives a thousand kms away.

In reply, I turned a few pages of the RD I was holding and passed it to her with a somber expression. She took one look at the article I was pointing at and gave me a look that plainly wished me a very painful injury. It was ‘Recession Wisdom’ stressing to “…save more, spend less, diversify your investments, and AVOID BUYING THINGS YOU CAN’T AFFORD.”

P.S. Veena would probably like me to tell you that as I absent mindedly got up to go to the kitchen laughing my head off at her expression; I hit myself hard on the centre table. :(

Friday, May 1, 2009


Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up knowing it has to run faster than the Lion or be killed.
Every morning, a Lion awakens knowing it has to outrun the slowest Gazelle or starve to death.
It doesn't matter if you are the Lion or the Gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you'd better be running!