Bouna Sera, Silvio Albini

One of the most badly hit cities in Italy was Bergamo. With a swift blow, Corona played a cruel game and took away so many. Bergamo! Suddenly images started popping up in my head Tennis, Albini, Silvio, Pini, Claudia. I sat burdened with this news and was transported back in time. A time when I... Continue Reading →

Kalandri 307802

Even though I was born and brought up in Adoni, Andhra Pradesh, my ancestors came from a small village, around 150km from Udaipur. Just like the other cities of Rajasthan, Udaipur evokes a sense of beauty and romance. So does my village Kalandri, a quaint, sleepy little place, home to around 10,000 people. Over the... Continue Reading →

The Michelin in Me

I come from a very humble background and I am also a Jain by birth. Birthdays were not really celebrated at home, it was just another day. When my children grew up and started going to school they made a big deal about my birthday. That is when I started realising, for my kids, my... Continue Reading →

‘Love All’

Tennis is such a funny game you wouldn’t believe it if I told you that the score ‘Love’ actually comes from the French word L'Oeuf meaning egg as in Aanda in Hindi, each match beginning with a score of Love-Love. And that is exactly how I feel about this game. If anyone were to ask... Continue Reading →

“China – Can’t live with them, Can’t live without them”

I start my day early with an hour of yoga & follow it up with a game of tennis at the pavilion. Its a game that I have taken a liking to. A few days ago, rain interrupted our game and a bunch of tennis enthusiasts sat for a cup of Chai. Thought the discussion... Continue Reading →

Covid and The Annadaata

There have been incessant talks and discussions about Covid 19, that is all that people have been worrying about. Every newspaper, every news channel, even conversations with people is about Coronavirus. As we see the numbers of positive cases increasing, we worry. We worry when we will see the end of this. We are worried... Continue Reading →

Where did we go wrong?

It was almost the end of May, official lockdown was going to end and monsoons were expected. On the evening of 29th May there was a huge storm and it started raining heavily in Bangalore. I was just thinking to myself how nice it felt to be safe and warm inside my house when the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Mask India

As you all must be aware RKTrust is the philanthropic arm of RKGroup. Given the current situation the world is facing with the Corona Pandemic we wanted to address the need of the hour. It gives me great pleasure that today on World Environment Day, 5th June 2020 we at RKTrust are honoured to launch... Continue Reading →

When Cows Come Calling

Around 5-6 years ago I acquired land in my village in Rajasthan, and employed Modaram as the caretaker. He was introduced to me by my uncle. I had written a post on Modaram in 2015 about how an illiterate man from a rural village made me realize how much one can learn from his experiences... Continue Reading →

‘Future of Religion after Corona’

The recent Corona Pandemic made me think and rethink a lot. There is no doubt that a new normal is here to stay. What is this new normal, these thoughts keep coming to me, as I sit reading the news every morning. First it started with the lockdown. Overnight everything was closed shops, businesses, malls,... Continue Reading →

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