Monthly Archives: September 2012

Visit a bookshop week starts 22 October – Spread The Word.

My blogger friend Jim has a fascinating post up in blog on the same subject. As desired by him I am spreading the word. Do read his post as I would rather that he speaks on this important topic.

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My niece Riya posted this photograph on FaceBook. Is that not beautiful? In Tamil Nadu on Krishna’s birthday, there is a tradition of printing out a child’s footsteps symbolising the visit to the home by Baby Krishna to steal butter. … Continue reading

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This is an almost 100% reproduction of a telecon I had recently with an Indian Public Sector Corporation from which my father had retired in 1975. Me: Hello, Is that Ms.ABC? Ms. ABC. Yes, it is. How may I help … Continue reading

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Pain – II

Some of the LBC posters and some commentators had written about the pain experienced in childbirth when we wrote about Pain. Acknowledging that it must indeed be the most painful experience a human being can experience, I thought it appropriate … Continue reading

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A New Friend.

The star of that show is Parag Kanhere who is a Television Celebrity Chef who regularly appears in Marathi(the local language of the state we live in, Maharashtra) cookery shows. Last week when we had gone out to celebrate our … Continue reading

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“In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.” ~ John Leonard. … Continue reading

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Closure With Tonsure.

Deuteronomy 14:1 New Living Translation (NLT) 14 “Since you are the people of the Lord your God, never cut yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead. In eastern cultures however, India for instance, when … Continue reading

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The Closure.

It is time to put down in writing, what has been going on in my mind the last few days. When my late wife and I invited my father to come to live with us when his second wife died, … Continue reading

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Keep Calm And Carry On.

When my father’s illness began in March/April, a dear friend used this phrase to me to keep my spirits up. Having gone through a similar experience herself, she was available to me to share my angst, frustration etc, on a … Continue reading

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What “Lesson From Mom” Do You Still Live By Today?

When I ask myself that question, bar a few lessons learnt during my working days from mentors, my entire value system and attitudes have been shaped by the lessons learnt from my mother. I also inherited two priceless traits from … Continue reading

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