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

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.

A Paradise called Oman
    November 30, 2016

“There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life!”

The fortnight that was
    November 16, 2016

What a fortnight and what a year!

Last fortnight we saw their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Muscat. On Saturday November 5th, around mid morning, we got to see their motorcade zipping by the Corniche, and as the traffic was stopped to let their motorcade through, we waved out from our cars (keeping in line with the oft repeated maxim that one grew up with Atithi Devo Bhava , meaning “be one for whom the guest is God”), even though we couldn’t really make out in which car the Royal Couple were actually travelling.

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