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

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. 

An uncanny resemblance
    May 10, 2017

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron and the undersigned are not what the Germans call “doppelgängers”, which for the uninitiated means that we do not “nearly or completely resemble one another, with no biological relation” by whatever stretch of imagination. 

Within a span of a fortnight, we have lost two of the finest and the most spirited women one knew; both in their 80’s and both had the zest for life that a 50 year old has - oh alright, perhaps the zest that a 60 year old has, and that is final - am not succumbing to any further arm twisting to make it 70!

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