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

The sabbatical ends
    August 17, 2016

Mea culpa...I signed off the last TT on June 22 with the signature note bidding adieu: “Till next fortnight…” not realising it will actually be four fortnights before the twain would meet and one could get back to the keyboard to write the next TT.

Orlando massacre
    June 22, 2016

It’s been two weeks since the last TT but it’s been less than two weeks since that Sunday in Orlando and it’s now time for us to take stock. For those who may not have heard or watched Trevor Noah or Hasan Minhaj, maybe it’s time to get away from your Facebook and Instagram page and stop taking and posting those selfies, with that exaggerated pout, and spend your time instead, listening to such comic geniuses.

Old and new champions
    June 8, 2016

Ramadan Mubarak… . The holy month of Ramadan started yesterday and this is a time of spiritual reflection, a time for self-improvement and increased devotion and worship. 

An invincible summer
    May 25, 2016

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” wrote Albert Camus, who though not an existentialist per se, probably emphasised the individual existence, freedom and choice by describing “an invincible summer” within him.

Freedom to write
    May 11, 2016

Every alternate week, when the TT becomes due, I just sit at my computer and curse a bit, quite like Wodehouse.The intention is to write a hard-hitting column like The Daily Mood, but it’s so bloody hard to do that, and since that mood plays truant, one just wants to hit oneself, hard! I think it was Wodehouse (obviously) who wrote: “One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation.”

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