Mahesh  Verma

    Trivial Travails

    Mahesh has been in Oman for almost 25 years. He worked with the State Bank of India group, Banque Indo Suez, BankMuscat and Merrill Lynch before starting Trinity Investments. Why Trinity? Apparently because of the three women in his life... his wife and two daughters! You can contact him at

Hail King Roger VIII
    July 19, 2017

Hail King Roger VIII for achieving immortality…and though I am not the “I told you so” sort, please don’t tell me that I didn’t tell you! Our local oracle Atticus had predicted this, and in case you are a member of the doubting ilk, then do read last fortnight’s TT. Roger Federer is now officially anointed as King Roger the Eighth after having joined the ranks of the Gods of tennis, and having become the GOAT (Greatest Of All Times). But I kid you not - the goat is actually a tiger on court, having the same grace, determination, grit and killer instinct as that magnificent creature of the jungles; quite unlike the other Tiger meandering in the woods, who seems to have lost the bite after having become a cheetah!

Eid Mubarak and welcome back to the grind and this ‘to-die-for’ weather, or perhaps ‘to-be-dead’ in this weather! For those of you who chose to go away during the Eid holidays, you know not what you missed…for those nine days, we had the most glorious weather with temperatures in the mid to high 40s, and if that was not enough, it was accompanied with high humidity. The city was virtually empty with almost no soul in sight and no traffic on the roads - so we decided to stay indoors and binge watched The Crown. Ah…absolute bliss!

Happy Longest Day...mea culpa if this is something one doesn’t wish friends and foes on a day where the temperature is likely to be in their mid-forties. I am unaware if it is politically incorrect to wish such a thing on this summer day of the solstice. But today is the day when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, and like it or not, it is the longest day of the year.

What’s wrong with this world?
    June 7, 2017

What the ‘covfefe’ is happening to this world of ours? No, am not referring to the lexicon world, where words like humblebrag, bromance, chillax, illiterati and twitterati have already crept into it ‘stealthlatily’ but ‘surelati’. Mea culpa - the last two words ala ‘covfefe’, are desperately trying to make the cut to join the ranks of ‘muggle’ and ‘truther’ in the pages of the lexicon. One was actually referring to this brick and mortar world of ours, with its terra firma and flora and fauna, which “he-who-cannot-be-named” is hell ‘bentlati’ on destroying, by withdrawing from the Paris accord.

Summer is here
    May 24, 2017

Summer seems to have finally arrived in all its glory. The mercury is desperately trying to break free from the fetters of the mid-40s and it appears as if it will only find solace in the arms of the high 40s, after flirting with the low 50s. 

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