POSTING MONTHS AGO on this blog I wrote of how Infosys co- founder Narayana Murthy called a group of freshers in the company, showed them the sky and said: “See, what a beautiful rainbow.”
He was conducting a foreign delegation around the campus but did not fail to notice the sun and drizzle combination creating a rainbow.
In the West it is said that there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. As an etrepreneur steeped in Indian values, Murthy saw not the gold but a beautiful rainbow.
And today’s newspapers tell of a Mumbai man who remained a beggar though he had bank FDs worth Rs.8.77 lakhs and cash in coins totalling Rs.1.5 lakhs which the police, visiting his house after his death on a rail track, had to spend hours to count.