Kiran Kakatkar

I like to share short stories of my real life experiences.
Joined on Dec 22, 2022
A Slippery Tale

One day, in August 1991, I got a telephone call from our Project Engineer Vikram Kulkarni. He was in Baroda and had gone to discuss a project with L & T for which our Company had submitted an offer. Kulkarni informed me that the General Manager of L & T, Datar wanted to have final discussions on our…

Kiran Kakatkar in Life on Jan 16
My First Job as a Red Tape Manufacturer

(My father Bhaskar Kakatkar (1918-2000) wrote a few Autobiographical articles. This is one of those It gives a little glimpse of the last years British Raj.  India achieved independence in 1947.) I appeared in January 1942 for the I.C.S. Examination, held in Delhi. ( I.C.S. is the predecessor of the…

Kiran Kakatkar in Life on Dec 24, 2022
A Parsee Anecdote

Youngsters may not know that India used to have two time zones.  One is Indian Standard Time, ahead of GMT by 5 hours 30 minutes. Another was Bombay Time which was 4 hours 31 minute ahead of GMT.  Thus the Bombay Time was full 59 minutes behind the Indian Standard Time. Bombay time was abolished in …

Kiran Kakatkar in Friendship on Dec 22, 2022