Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Terrace Garden.

My friends Deepali and Sandeep live in a block of flats some half a kilometer away from where we live. They are on the fourth floor and are blessed with a terrace open to the sky accessible from their living … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Beans.

Ingredients. Rajma (Kidney Beans) 1 cup Potatoes, 2 large cut into cubes Onion 1 Tomato 1 Green chilli 1 Garlic 4-5 Ginger an inch Red chilli powder 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp. Coriander powder 1 tsp. Garam Masala Powder … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Jasmine.

When I wrote my post on The Butterfly I did not mention why the butterflies come into our garden. My friend and regular commentator Sandeep reminded me to make amends with his comment: “A similar looking butterfly seems to have … Continue reading

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Corporal Punishment And Mr. Kuruvilla Jacob.

There has been much coverage in the local and British newspapers about students being punished in schools and being harmed or being driven to suicide. This article in the Telegraph will give you an idea of the situation. Just the … Continue reading

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India Gets A New Symbol For Its Rupee.

The most used abbreviation for the Indian Rupee has been Rs. or for international purposes, INR. India has not had a symbol for its currency like $ for dollar, and this has now been corrected. Like most Indians I am … Continue reading

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“Smiling Faces Do Not Mean That There Is Absence Of Sorrow! But It Means That They Have The Ability To Deal With It” – Anonymous. The above two smiling faces featured in my post “Brothers”. It was suggested there that … Continue reading

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Curry spices for cows and sheep could cut methane emissions

This is an article in The Independent, under “Green Living”, that needs to be read by all my regular readers. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I did. Curry and spices are eaten by the entire South Asian sub continent. … Continue reading

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The Kalyani Nagar Joggers’ Park

As my regular readers know, I am a regular feature in our locality’s park popularly called the Kalyani Nagar Joggers’ Park, though it has been officially named after a politician. The latter name is not known to even the employees … Continue reading

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An Outraged Friend.

On Sunday, a friend who makes a monthly visit to me to let off steam and to recharge his batteries, inevitably on Sundays when he has his weekly off, came over to rant about his latest outrage. My friend, let … Continue reading

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The Butterfly.

Last Friday, I sat in my favourite garden chair in our veranda in the afternoon having my tea and was also absorbed in reading a book at the same time. A butterfly looking very much like the one pictured above, … Continue reading

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