Mahesh-Verma
    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 mahesh.verma@apexmedia.co.om

Beware the Ides of February
    February 15, 2017

Beware the Ides of February…and so what if Shakespeare actually wrote, “Beware the Ides of March?” 

Rewriting History
    February 1, 2017

While sitting down to pen this 170th article of the Trivial Travails , having no clue what-so-ever what to pen (quite like the previous 169), I decided to spend the evening in the garden musing on life. The weather couldn’t have been better and with ABCD to give me company (Atticus running around, Beethoven playing in the background, Cohiba between the fingers and the Dalmore-15 with rocks and a dash of water nestled in the other hand), I too, like Wodehouse, pondered that if you come to think of it, life is such a strange thing. “So unlike anything else, don’t you know, if you see what I mean?”

The countdown begins
    January 18, 2017

T-2…the countdown begins and now watch carefully as the sequel to Game of Thrones also begins. Ruefully, the President-elect will become POTUS, and will henceforth be referred to as Mr President and the centrefold model becomes FLOTUS or The First Lady of the United States.

Adieu 2016
    January 4, 2017

Adieu 2016…one won’t really miss you. You took away some of the finest from the world. You took away Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher within a span of two days. You colluded with the grim Reaper and took away George Michael, David Bowie, Prince, Natalie Cole and Leonard Cohen and left us craving for their music. 

The power of music
    December 21, 2016

Veni, Vidi, Vici…he came, he saw, he conquered! The phrase was coined by Julius Caesar in 47 BC after his victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus in the Battle of Zela. And after the absolutely riveting performance of Sonam Kalra, on December 16, it is rumoured that the new phrase for “she came, she saw, she conquered” will henceforth be referred to as Veni-am, Vidi-am, Vici-am in honour of the doe-eyed beauty Son-am.

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