Mohana  Prabhakar

    CEO, Apex Press and Publishing

Should I, shouldn’t I
    November 21, 2017

My colleagues are completely baffled as to why changing the day my column appears from Tuesday to Wednesday, a rather simple decision that affects nothing, is taking me so long to make. I have been thinking about it (mainly due to the way my workweek starts), talking about it, but have done nothing about it for the past few months. I’ve now discovered why. Decision fatigue.

Please Mr Postman
    October 30, 2017

I found three booklets of postcards while clearing the drawers of my small office cabinet that I haven’t taken anything out of since 2009. These were photographs taken of Oman and all of its diverse landscape by a talented local photographer. Too nice to go into the recycling box, I decided instead to use them for the purpose they were intended for. Write on them and post them. With real stamps.

I have no idea whether I am a potato, a coffee bean or an egg. Please note that this is relevant in the context of hot water only. I remember helping someone learn this speech for a speak-up event - I had no clue regarding its origins, but found the premise rather interesting.

The Right to Block
    October 17, 2017

The right to block is probably the one right that almost every second person you come across can proudly say they exercise on a daily basis. It's one's unassailable right to park in such a way as to effectively render someone else immobile. Could the whole-hearted adoption of this right simply be circumstance-driven: the increasing number of cars and buildings? Possibly, but its popularity makes you think there could be a bit more to this.

What's in your pocket
    October 10, 2017

How can you possibly ever explain why the phone that everyone, including you, has been looking for is ringing from inside your handbag? And the person whose phone that is, is someone you are meeting for the first time and you are a guest at her home.

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