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

Remembering the 9/11 victims
    September 10, 2018

 Today we mourn the murder of sanity, the assassination of discernment, the massacre of judiciousness and the extermination of realism. It doesn’t matter whether one refers to this day as 11-9 or 9-11 or what the lead hijacker Mohammed Atta referred to in his coded messages as ‘Two sticks, a dash and a cake with a stick down’ - the two sticks being the number 11 and the cake with a stick down a 9! What matters is that 17 years ago, the world witnessed a group of demented, deranged, insane psychopaths, who thought they could terrorise the world.

This day in history
    August 28, 2018

Eid Mubarak...and welcome back to the chair in the office and to the computer on the desk! Almost have to reintroduce ourselves to our colleagues, isn’t it? Good to be back, though!

The Famous Ms Blyton
    August 14, 2018

The ‘Five Find-Outers’ are back after their Baltic adventures! While they gamboled on the cobbled streets of Tallinn and savoured the beauty of Vilnius and the wooded narrow streets of Riga, unknown to my significant other, who was one of the Famous Five partaking in that gamboling, another significant - other of my bygone era, silently turned a young 121 this week on the August 11.

Girlfriend’s Day
    August 1, 2018

Arrivederci, Adios, Au Revoir, Adieu, auf Wiedersehen, Alvida, Maa’salama the birthday month of Julius Caesar cries out ‘Et tu Augustus’, we heave a sigh of relief and hope that the ‘Samoon’ or ‘Shamal’ also dies down with it, and we get some reprieve from this torrid heat. We are now ready to welcome the new month, the one named after Caesar’s adopted son and heir Augustus.

Circle of Life
    July 17, 2018

What a month it has been…from the incandescent heat of Muscat to the cooler climes of London, thereafter to the gorgeous evenings of Bangalore followed by the rain and ensuing humidity of Calcutta to finally end up once again, with the incandescent heat topped with the oppressive humidity of Muscat. A full circle completed - almost like the ‘Circle of Life’ which so succinctly expounds: