Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sneaking into Italy

I needed a break and managed to sneak into Italy briefly. I was lucky. I met Tara Gandhi, the great granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She spoke to me in Tamil and Bengali, and to the others in what appeared to be flawless Italian! She was really inspiring, both in her graceful demeanor, and in her words, bringing message of friendship, beauty and strength through non-violence.
I also got to see part of the Ms Italy beauty contest at the stunning Montecatini Terme. What can I say about the contestants: gods or genes give us our eyes (all sparkling), humans give us the hair (all flawless) and the rest of the attitude is all ours. A psychologist who spoke to the contestants reported several said the person they admired was Steve Jobs. Hard to escape computers (science).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Personal, homepage and stuff Indian

Bruce Maggs jokes that he used to know me when I was Indian. :)  I, of course, am an Indian, was always an Indian, as Frost would have said.  For personal and family reasons, I am going to be India-focused for the next few years, spending time between US and Bangalore.  I will insure this does not change anything work/social for most of my contacts,  so let me go past this announcement and say something potentially more interesting:
  • I had a Web -1.0 homepage from 2002. Thanks to Sandy (Technicolor), I now have an updated homepage, check it out. It should render nicely on tablet and phone, laptop and desktop.
  • Bruce Maggs stumped me with this frustrating challenge: Name an Indian, living now in India and known to many people in US.