Pavansut, the hindu God also known as Hanuman, is the best representation of pure devotion, complete surrender and absence of ego - all qualities to strive for in life. As a biotechnology leader I continue to devote my life to helping find cures for difficult diseases like cancer.
If you ever wondered where your country stacked up on the parameters of Education, Health, Quality of Life and other such parameters, this interactive webpage should be very instructional. What surprised me was the rank of India - high on economic dynamism and political environment, but very low on quality of life, education and health. That it is low didn't surprise me - just how low it is was the surprise.
Interestingly, US ranks second in Economic dynamism, right behind Singapore!
And I thought that the action was in BRIC countries!
I came across these beautiful rare pictures of old India of yester years on BBC. A sharp contrast to the modern metropolises that have mushroomed everywhere in India. Check it out. Click on the picture to go to the selection of pictures.
In the past, I have visited Grand Canyon twice. Once I was there by myself, and another time I took my parents and my uncle, Mr. RS Tiwari when they were visiting me in the US. Both times I went to the southern rim and on both time I didn't go down to the canyon itself. Each time however, I was filled with wonderment at this amazing architecture of nature and wondered to myself, how cool it would be to travel down the Colorado river on a raft.
And so, I put it on my bucket list. I promised myself, I will raft down Grand Canyon in this lifetime.
Amazingly, that day now seems near!!
Last year, I sent a note out to my close friends asking them if any one would like to join me on my dream trip. I received one response - enquiring just how difficult the trip might be, but beyond that, nothing. Clearly, rafting down Grand Canyon is not every body's cup of tea.
But one can't be deterred by lack of enthusiasm of others!! This bucket list is mine, and so I should take the o…