Monthly Archives: June 2011

Minimum Age For Marriage – II.

Ursula, while commenting on my yesterday’s post Minimum Age For Marriage, said, “On a side note: If I could make money that way, I’d get married every five minutes; even to people three times my age (honeymoon not an option) … Continue reading

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Minimum Age For Marriage.

I quote from Wikipedia the minimum legal age for marriage in India. “India: 21 for males and 18 for females. If any partner(s) engages in marriage at a younger age, (s)he can ask for the marriage to be declared void … Continue reading

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Pheriwallah 1.

A Pheiriwallah is a mobile vendor of items of daily use for homes and small businesses. The origin of the name is the English Ferry and wallah is for a man. A woman vendor will be called a Pheriwalli. They … Continue reading

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Modern Systems And Affirmative Action.

A casual chat with a friend on the kind of questionnaires that one is asked to fill in now a days for various purposes reminded me of this story. My friend had trouble when she refused to fill in a … Continue reading

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This post is in response to the great discussion that has taken place between Ursula and gaelikaa in my comments box in my post on Miss Tibet. Unfortunately, I am not able to give due credit to this wonderful illustration, … Continue reading

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Inflation In India

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Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Akanksha, Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie11, Padmum and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get nine different flavours of the same topic. Today’s … Continue reading

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Do You Play Chess?

It is amazing how smart entrepreneurs find ideas for products and services. Here is a story that should put a smile on a lot of gung ho types. Perhaps even persuade them to spend some money on a grand idea.

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Writing And Gardens.

Marianna has this question at the end of her post “I love that English cottage-garden look. I wonder if that says anything about my writing? LOL!” Yes, it does indeed Marianna. Very organized and colourful! Mine is like parts of … Continue reading

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Fathers Day Musings.

As my regular readers know, there is an interesting discussion going on in my earlier post of A Father’s Tribute To Another. As it inevitably happens to me, I was led to this amazing article by Stefany Anne Golberg In … Continue reading

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