Monthly Archives: December 2009

World Tour On Bicycle By Siddhartha Priya.

A fellow alumnus from the Business School from which I graduated decades ago, is setting out on an adventure – A world tour on a bicycle. Siddhartha Priya is a young man with stars in his eyes. An idealist in … Continue reading

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Love – A New Take!

One of the definitions of love that has always made sense to me is by M. Scot Peck. “Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each … Continue reading

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There is a saying in India that unless one empties one’s cash box, there will be no room for fresh cash to come in. I normally extend this to suit the occasion and say something like for the pocket to … Continue reading

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My Friend Rajan Phanse

I use the word googly quite often in my writings, which is a cricketing term used for a ball bowled by a bowler that turns the wrong way from the direction that the batsman expects. This is something like a … Continue reading

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“Don’t just think about your meals as a succession of one-night stands. You’re in it for life. You’re here today and tomorrow, and all of next week, so you might as well get your head around basic planning.” That got … Continue reading

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Human Rights Activists Be Damned.

I came across a very interesting piece of news about punishment meted out to a couple of Pakistanis by their court. I for one, approve this kind of punishment. I also favour castration as a punishment for rapists and women … Continue reading

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I take my readers to my blog post My Friends Are Convinced That I Am Over The Hill. Finally, Grannymar, who was so nice with her comment there with “Ramana if you are over the hill worry not, we are … Continue reading

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Times Remembered.

“Favorite people,favorite places, favorite memories of the past. These are the joys of a lifetime, these are the things that last.” — Henry Van Dyke A recent event in my life, out of the blue, is the reappearance of Urmeela’s … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper frontpages an interesting and very disturbing story.  It is disturbing, because, a human being has been kept alive in a vegetative state by modern medical means. The Times of India and the BBC both have reported about the … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About My Weekend.

An elderly, white-haired man walked into a jewellery store one Friday evening with a beautiful young blonde at his side. He told the jeweller he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend. The jeweller looked through his stock … Continue reading

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