Monthly Archives: February 2011

Zavaray Poonawalla.

I have received this mail from a friend and I reproduce it without comment. Poonawalla means someone from Poona. Poona is the old English name for Pune, which is my home town too. This incident is not fiction, but a … Continue reading

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Namaste Towers, Mumbai.

I refer to my post on hands posted last September by me as part of the LBC weekly posts. It had to happen. A new high-rise building is coming up in Mumbai (aka Bombay). You can get some interesting details … Continue reading

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Gift From The Sea.

While commenting on my post Myth Busted – Love Lasts, a regular commentator gave me something priceless. I am grateful to Jean from Cheerful Monk for persuading me to read a fascinating book – Gift From The Sea, by Anne … Continue reading

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Racial Profiling.

This opinion in the New York Times fascinates me. After you read that please read the following. Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream ‘racism’ these days. A customer asked, “In what aisle could I find the … Continue reading

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Persona. This post is inspired by Nick’s post on Lingering Delusions. He asks some searching questions there and while some of it is in jest, it led me to some serious introspection too. The problem in the delusion aspect is … Continue reading

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Enforced Idleness.

Welcome to the Loose Bloggers’ Consortium, where every Friday, some of us post on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by yours truly. “It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. … Continue reading

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Tiger Mom – Indian Version

When I wrote my post Children following the hue and cry about Amy Chua’s book, little did I expect that it will resonate in a big way in India’s press. The cartoon above leads readers to a very interesting article … Continue reading

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Innovative Business.

I don’t consume any kind of alcoholic beverages now. I however used to, twelve years ago. During one of my visits to Germany during my drinking days, I was introduced to non alcoholic beer by a friend and I did … Continue reading

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The Ear.

I have been getting messages about ears the last week or so. Just one after the other. I wonder if there is a message in that! The first one was this article on the third of February in The Independent … Continue reading

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Stashing Money Abroad.

I am very pleased that India is in good company! You will understand why when you read this NYT article and this Rediff article.

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