Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Reward For Myself.

Thanks to Ranjan offering to stay at home and encouraging me to go out for a well deserved break, I went to see The Best Marigold Hotel, earlier this afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed the outing and the cinema was better … Continue reading

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I Am Better Than I Look.

My avatar that appears on all my comments and anything else on the web is this: Now I know why I am not idolised like some other bloggers. The photograph does not do justice to how I look. You don’t … Continue reading

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Chief Want In Life.

“Our chief want in life, is, somebody who shall make us do what we can.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, This is one of life’s paradoxes. Completely baffling in its simplicity, truth and high impracticality. This post has been inspired by … Continue reading

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Human Values.

I received this as a forwarded email from a friend who called it very profound. I agree. “An anthropologist studying the habits and customs of an African tribe found himself surrounded by children most days.  So he decided to play  a … Continue reading

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A dear friend of mine Tilak who is an economist of the Free Market persuasion, another friend Karl, an aspiring philosopher and I, recently had an interesting exchange of views on the subject of progress. The background is that the … Continue reading

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When I Saw This Girl.

Hindi Lyrics Translation Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Here is the song ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’ from movie ‘1942 A Love Story’. ek ladaki ko dekha to aisa laga… when I saw this girl, she seemed to me like… jaise khilata … Continue reading

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“We are what we think. All that we are, arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha I dedicate this to my friend Chuck who will know why.

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Music Back In My Life.

When WorldSpace went bankrupt three years ago, music also stopped for me. I packed the receiver set and stored it away just in case they ever revived service again. Some noise has been coming on and off about revival and … Continue reading

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The Saga Of The Chair.

It all started in December 2008. My father had just moved in with us and prior to his arrival, we had arranged for a brand new bed for him, and placed the most comfortable arm chair in the house in … Continue reading

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Mothers Day.

When I came down in the morning, I found a hamper of cookies on the dining table and when I opened the refrigerator to take out the milk for the morning tea, I found two boxes of croissants too. Thinking … Continue reading

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