Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Modern Day Shravan Kumar.

23 year old Balwinder Singh has been carrying his blind mother on his back for more than two years, so that she can do “Char dhaam yatra” This takes me to one of the stories that I learnt about devotion … Continue reading

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The Woman In Red.

This is the news item. This is Sebastian Coe’s explanation. This is the reaction from young India. “I hate to come back to this but I am finding it really upsetting. It’s a sickness, a malaise in people’s minds after … Continue reading

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Deadlines – II And Synchronicity

I reproduce below the exchange of views between The Old Fossil and me in my post Deadlines. TOF : Deadlines and punctuality aren’t the same thing to me. Deadlines I always think of as production with expectation, often because one … Continue reading

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Fresh Coffee Anyone?

My friend Meghadri shared a piece of art by Jane Kate Brown on FaceBook and asked if his friends knew what it was. I not only remembered that, it immediately brought back memories of my childhood when we used to … Continue reading

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Will This Son Also Rise?

the Delhi High Court has declared the result of the DNA test conducted at the Hyderabad-based laboratory. The court said as per the report, “Tiwari is reported to be the biological father of Rohit Shekhar and Ujjwala Sharma.” The link … Continue reading

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Come Thursday evenings and that is exactly how I feel. The Friday deadline for the LBC posts hangs over my head like a Damocles Sword. But almost always, my Muse makes it possible for me to meet the deadline. Having … Continue reading

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Please And ThanK You – II

My post on Please And Thank You generated some amazing discussion among my readers. Cheerful Monk AKA Jean inspired me again to write this post with this comment. “As I said, I don’t believe in God. That’s one reason my … Continue reading

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Multipurpose Utility Vehicle.

My friend Nandu has sent this gem as a comment on my earlier post Toyota Cowrolla. NEW 8-SEATER MUV!! Made in Taiwan. Fresh air ventilation system. One-wheel drive. Economical 250 cc motor. A bit tricky when cornering. Easy entry and … Continue reading

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Fastest Gunslinger Ever.

For all those readers like me who read novels and saw movies about the Wild West, here is a treat. The only disappointment was the new knowledge that all the famous gun slingers of yore were shot in the back … Continue reading

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Please And Thank You.

This post is inspired by an exchange of comments between two of my regular readers Cheerful Monk and Ursula on my post on Care Giving. “CM : I have to admit, I would be working on teaching him to say … Continue reading

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