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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is going to be an ode to M...
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy,” wrote Anton Chekhov, the Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history.
“Mayday, mayday, mayday… . I am sinking; I am sinking.” To pre-empt those who may decide to question “And what are you sinking?” please allow me to clarify that I am not thinking but am actually sinking in the vortex of nostalgia…or so I think! “I sink, therefore I think” is obviously an attempt to be different than Descartes, who was the epitome of profundity with his philosophical proposition, “I think, therefore I am” or as he had exclaimed: “Corgito ergo sum.”
“Beware the Ides of March”…the soothsayer’s warning to Julius Caesar has now become passé! One actually needs to “Beware the Ides of April”, as unlike the Ides of March, which falls on the 15th day, the Ides of April actually falls on the 13th day (yes, every year without fail it falls on that same date).
A quarter of 2018 is over, while I am still trying to figure out what happened in 2017. And before I could figure that one out, these three months seem to have vanished without a trace and before one could properly savour the pleasant days of winter in this Paradise, it appears to have suddenly melted in the crucible, with day time temperatures already touching 40°C - reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise Lost?