• 11
  • Jan

“Buying cheap is buying expensive.” This is an old adage that I have heard many times. But, I find that too many of us still don’t understand what it means.

  • 20
  • Dec

I WOULD describe 2012 as the year of two extremes - the both good and the bad. Putting a stumble into words that can further elaborate the story I am about to tell is sometimes not the easiest taskbut when the hand becomes the beholder of the pen, there is no telling what the end result will be.

  • 20
  • Dec

WITHIN the past 30 days, I spent a bit of time in four countries: Ethiopia, South Africa, Namibia, and finally France where I currently find myself. With the exception of one country, the unfavourable global economic environment has marked the politico-economic conversation in three of these countries adversely.

  • 20
  • Dec

WHEN holidays are here, women work harder than when it is the regular time of the year. My husband and kids look forward to holidays, but, at times, I don’t. From this point of view, holidays mean more cooking and cleaning up, more arrangements to be made, more plans to be sorted, more guests to be served, more drunk relatives to steer away from the bar, more laundry to be done, more noise and confusion around the house and more things that have to be taken out and then, put away.


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