October 20, 2019

If you ask me politely where I first hatched the idea of combining hiking boots with a business suit…..i would say Agnelli.

Either you know or you don’t….and that’s really the badge of honor for those who choose to live a life where they rather be in the know.

Super Bread

October 20, 2019

This product can literally last for one million years. Its very versatile and doesnt get mouldy or attract fruit flies. Goes well with curry and butter. Or jam or a cut of ham. Making it the ideal frontier food.

Its also very compressed. Think of a whole loaf compressed in just one slice of Pumpernickel…..despite the circa 1972 style advertising….its good bread.

After growing a moustache and beard

How to wear a khaki suit

October 19, 2019

Most men will find it incredibly difficult to carry a khaki suit. Its one of the most challenging colors to carry with class…..the trick about Khaki is to wear with the attitude of a planter. This will immideately give you a certain creative license.

For example I wear serious stompers like hiking boots with a khaki suit. Normally this would be sartorial hara kiri…but thats OK in a planter setting. However i would not recommend it in banking or the hospitality sector.

Another thing about khaki is to carry it well, one has to master the art of effortlessness…..Sprezzatura ([sprettsaˈtuːra]) is an Italian word that first appears in Baldassare Castiglione’s 1528 The Book of the Courtier, where it is defined by the author as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”… me its a bit like wabi- sabi and it means deliberately creating little carefully constructed flaws in the way you carry khaki…..when done right this can be both elegant and sophisticated. For example there’s a certain je ne ce qua charm to the way linen pants crinkle. Or the way the collar seems to be slightly wonky….its done deliberately so that one doesnt come across as contrived and if pulled off right, it lends one a certain charm that comes from being imperfect….yet strikingly authentic and real.

Only don’t go too far otherwise your khaki suit will just look like a cheapy cheap gunny sack.

180,000 readers – part 2

October 19, 2019

If you read something written by some one. For long enough. Then its not just a casual affair. A one night stand. That’s a five chili casual affair. But not when it comes to the act of reading. Because at some point in the transaction. You will begin to see, hear and feel the world thru the authors senses and so you live vicariously thru this person who you read everyday.

180,000 readers

October 19, 2019

THe advent of populism was a phenomenon that I registered clearer than anyone else…..what many fail to understand is everything that we see as the set pieces of the geo economic order today can be modelled mathematically with game theory as far back as 2001. So for me it will always be a curse. That is to say how clearly I saw it all back then. When all others could see was what they believed whole heartedly to be the logical perpetuation of the free market and globalization.

Till today I believe that if leaders and governments and many of my readers had done their part to forward many of my theories concerning the corrosive effects of gloablization and the unmitigated feralness….maybe we could have sropped the genie from wriggling out of the bottle.

But it is too late…So Of course I feel mortally wounded deep down. I cannot even begin to describe the depths of my sorrow and how it has effected me.

I am only one person….but there were so many of you.

Forgive me if I say this….but some of you could have done much more.

After all on the last count there were 180,000 readers!