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    Happy New Year 2015!

    A happy new year to all the readers of my blog. May 2015 be a successful and happy year bringing you and your family good health and a lot of happiness! 2014 – Year in Review A year ago, I posted my 2013 year in review. Back then I set some personal goals and I must admit that I managed to miss most of them! (Note to self: Revisit year in review posts during the year). However, I am glad that I managed to keep at least a few of them and progressed on several of them. Although we didn’t visit the US and Canada this year due to a sudden change in plans, Ashwina and I…

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    2013: The Year in Review

    It’s Christmas Eve, the time for holidays and excitement. Looking back at 2013, I have to admit that it was another great year. As of today, I’ve been an Investment Banker for over four and half years, in London for over three and a half years, married for nearly two years. The Day Job I got promoted to Associate last October but this year was really the first year in a role with more responsibility and more exposure. It’s been tough but it’s been fun. And, I’ve finally started to get some decent work-life balance (as decent as an Investment Banker can). Travel Ashwina and I have made full advantage…

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    Movie review: Chennai Express

    I am not the greatest fan of Sharukh Khan, but Ashwina is and so we decided to go watch his latest movie Chennai Express. Chennai Express is a 2013 Indian romantic action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment. It is the story of 40 something Rahul who lands up on an unexpected train journey where he meets Meena and discovers true love This is the second movie with Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone after the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om. Unlike the crazy story line of Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express attempts to bring a more believable story line…

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    An outing to Decathlon

    Investment banking is a job that might kill you. The only way to avoid it is to control the number of hours you work, something that I’ve been actively trying to manage over the past few years. But, what the job will do is make you fat. If you look at some of my photographs a few years back vs. today, you’ll note how true this is! Ashwina and I decided that it is time to make a more serious commitment to reducing the waistline and we decided to invest in a cross trainer. A few years back I registered for the Reebok gym that is a short walk from…

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    Merry Christmas!

    Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas. May the Spirit of Christmas be with you this season, the rest of this year and the year ahead! Have you sent out greetings this Christmas? There are some free Christmas ecards over at Little Piggy Design.

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    I’ve joined the OMNINOGGIN contest, have you?

    My good friend Thaya announced his first blog contest two weeks back and with one day to go I decided to jump into the fray. Well, I’ve been busy otherwise I’d have jumped in on the day it was announced! Joining the contest is extremely simple and you can increasing your probability of winning by just spreading the word. And, you have a little over a day to get this done. How to enter Here are the things you need to do to participate in this contest: Subscribe to the buytemplates.net newsletter. Subscribe to the OMNINOGGIN RSS feed. Open the OMNINOGGIN RSS feed it in your feed reader, scroll down…

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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas my dear readers. Thanks for making this site so successful. May you have a splendid holiday and an even better 2009 🙂 The image is a Christmas tree, beside a portrait of George Washington, in the East Reception Room of the White House

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