Tarun Sakhrani
Tarun Sakhrani recently completed a stint in banking in Singapore. Before moving to Singapore, he got his MBA from the Manchester Business School in the UK. Prior to his MBA, Tarun lived in the U.S. He worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on their capital markets desk in Chicago, working with and assisting companies around the world raise capital. He is an avid follower of sports and enjoys watching (and occasionally participating in) a variety of sports. Beyond sports, his interests expand into business, finance, politics and food. He enjoys traveling to new places, visiting new countries, learning about their cultures and people, and most importantly trying new cuisines. He is a self-professed foodie and loves experimenting in the kitchen as well. Having lived and worked on three different continents and completed his MBA, Tarun is looking for his new adventure... It could be at a desk, in the kitchen, or who knows where!

Entries by Tarun Sakhrani

To Pocket or Not to Pocket...

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:31 PM

The office is silent, people are working away, typing away furiously on their computers. Everyone is buried deep in their work, trying to ensure all the deadlines for the day are met so they can head home and catch the last bits of sunshine (after all, summer is almost coming...

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A Tribute to My Hero

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 10:18 AM

I didn't know Nelson Mandela. He was a great man for what he did for millions in South Africa and for being a source of hope and inspiration for billions around the world. Yet, to me, he was this hero out there who had no direct impact on my life....

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The Silence of the 'Lambs'

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 4:35 PM

Every morning, I wake up, brush my teeth and then scramble to get out in time to catch the 7.15 tube to London's Canary Wharf. A delay of even a few minutes or an attempt to snooze the alarm and lie in bed for those few extra winks could mean...

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Bankers Awaken

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Last week, Goldman Sachs was in the news... again! They aren't in financial trouble, no! They aren't bringing the world down with them, no. And they aren't even involved in a scam or scandal that requires them to depose before Congress and pay a gigantic fine. It's none of the...

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Is This What the Gods Would Want?

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:00 AM

I'm trying to think back to the point when the definition or display of religion and religious beliefs in India changed -- when religion in India suddenly became a display of aggression and a matter of pomp and show. Today, it definitely is not what I understand religion to be...

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Free Advice Often Seems Unwanted Because It Usually Is!

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 7:10 PM

Free advice is always forthcoming. It comes from all corners and sources, in all shapes and sizes. Family, friends, near and dear ones, and even acquaintances are ever-ready to jump in with a word of advice. And when things are not going so well, the advice seems to come thick...

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Its Not Grammar... It's Grammar

(5) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 5:21 AM

How often does your phone automatically correct your words? How often has a coherent sentence become one of absolute gibberish or at least one that has incoherent words and syntaxes in there? I've seen the embarrassing autocorrects that turn "six" into "sex" and other such ones, but I'm thinking of...

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If You Believe It, It Is Right...

(17) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 1:14 PM

A friend put out a blog yesterday; it was a thought-provoking piece in which he talked about how we are 'prisoners of our minds.' There was a particular line in there that stuck out for me in which he said, "No situation that occurs in life is pre-labeled...

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Horn OK Please

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 12:05 PM


These are the famous words you will see etched on the back of trucks in India, across the length and breadth of the country. You could be driving in any part of the country, on any highway between the various cities and towns in...

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Kindness Not Only Kills...

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 4:57 PM

... but it gets things done too.

"It'll take forever!"

"You will have to bribe a lot of people."

"There will be a lot of running around."

"Don't expect anything too soon."

These were the horrific warnings I heard before I submitted my passport for renewal....

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 6:54 AM

For one night and one night only... I felt like a star, like a celebrity, like I belonged in those upper echelons of Bombay's society... So, this is what the rich and famous feel like, I thought to myself. I had been invited to attend a fashion show by two...

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A Gentleman's Game?

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 1:12 PM

That's it; I don't think I can read the Indian newspapers any more!

My country of residence may have changed, but the rituals have remained the same. Morning breakfast, a glass of coffee and a scan of the morning papers. The only difference being that the front pages (and...

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The Singapore Diaries... Part I

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 5:34 PM

Right off the bat, I want to say, this post is not a slight against Singaporeans or the country of Singapore. During my short stint there, I met some really cool people, some really friendly and helpful Singaporeans; it helped dispel the general myths and stereotypes that are out there....

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The Facebook Effect

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 11:07 AM

On a short trip back home to India last year, one of my relatives mentioned to me "I see your posts on Facebook; it seems like you are having a really good time." This was following my trips across Eastern Europe, parts of the U.K. and then Dubai and Hong...

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The Fall... and the Rise After

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 4:12 PM

Today I can call myself a "man of steel" knowing that I probably have more metal in me than Superman does. Or should I be singing a rendition of the popular pop song "Titanium" instead? Either way, it's been about five weeks since I had a bit of a slip...

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Witnessing the Slow Death of a City

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 12:22 PM

Whenever I visit home and we sit in traffic or something is wrong, my dad says "This city [Bombay] is dying." I never really understood it; as a short-term visitor to the city every year, in my eyes, yes the traffic had increased, there were more cars on the road,...

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A Little Bit of Negativity Hurt No One...

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 12:49 PM

The other day someone told me that I was being a "Negatron." I guessed what it meant, but sought clarification; I was told that I needed to learn to be more positive, that I needed an attitude adjustment. My first reaction was, well normal, defensive "No way! I'm not negative!"...

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An Idiot Abroad As Well: My Travel Diaries

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I've often written about sports, politics, jobs and career, but rarely about the things I like to do or the things that make me happy in life. I am a self-professed foodie; I enjoy cooking and trying out new cuisines, but only occasionally have I written about the good food...

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In Search of the Ideal Job

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 6:12 PM

As I sat with friends over a delicious Thai dinner the other night, our conversation took an interesting turn. As recent MBA graduates it was only natural for us to compare notes on our newly acquired jobs, our experiences post school and how these jobs lived up (or did not)...

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Yes, We Can... And We Should!

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 10:45 AM

President Obama addressed the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2012. His speech, probably crafted and delivered with the upcoming presidential election in mind, was also a warning (or at least it should have been) for the world at large. We have too many issues and problems as a collective...

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