Today at 7 PM Eastern, I am leaving on a jet plane for Mumbai via London. Flight plan: IAD to LHR to BOM. Track flight from IAD to LHR: Virgin VS 22. Track flight from LHR to BOM: Jet Airways 9W 119. Bye for now.
So I'm going to be traveling. I'll be in Houston TX, Friday 5th through Sunday 7th. And then I go to San Jose CA. I'll be in the SF Bay area for an entire week, Oct 8th through the 14th. At Houston, I will be speaking at a group event. If you'd like to meet … Continue reading Visiting Houston TX and San Jose CA
If you ever saw me on a flight, you'd be convinced that I was a country bumpkin first time inside a plane. I look out the window (always a window seat, thank you) take pictures, and always take videos of the landing and takeoff. On ground, I always look up when I hear jet engines. … Continue reading I Heart the 747 and the A380
I am off to visit the old neighborhood. Southwest Airlines flight from Philadelphia, PA via Chicago, IL to San Jose, CA. Here are some quotes I like. From the admittedly wise Socrates-- Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers. The German … Continue reading I’m leaving on a jet plane
As commercial airlines go, Air India is nothing to write home about. Air India ranked third-worst performing airline in the world, reported Economic Times in Jan 2017. Air India's all-round dismal performance--customer service, timeliness, cabin service, heavy commercial losses, etc., etc.--is not surprising considering that it is a Government of India enterprise. Nothing that the … Continue reading The Management of Air India are SEFs
श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥ Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam KuruMe Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥ "O one with the curved trunk and immense body, one with the brilliance of ten million suns, please do remove obstacles to all my actions always." The translation lacks the poetry of the … Continue reading Sri Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings
Ganesh, the Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles is without doubt the coolest of gods. He goes places. Here's him in the home of Molly and Prashant and their children Ria and Joydeep in Chicago. I stopped here on my way from the East coast to San Jose. This one is just one of the many … Continue reading Happy Ganesh Chaturthi — the Chicago edition