Monthly Archives: November 2012

My Name In Japanese.

A very interesting young friend of mine Pooja, posted this on FaceBook. I did as suggested and it came out as Shi Ka Rin Ka To Ka. Shikarinkatoka. If you insist, you can call me Shikarinkatoka San. The interesting part … Continue reading

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Epitaph III.

Obituaries and epitaphs and articles about them seem to follow me. This particular article in the Telegraph is a remarkable piece of writing on the subject by a professional. Reading which led me to remember our own Blackwatertown‘s book The … Continue reading

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Epitaph II.

The LBC weekly post on “This Will Be My Epitaph” has generated some interesting mail for me and here is the first one that touched my heart. “Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without … Continue reading

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Prayer Recital – Mangalya Prarthana.

A friend has asked me to recite the shlokhas posted in my earlier post on Prayer and let him hear it over a podcast. For the first time ever, my voice will resonate over the internet from a blog, thanks … Continue reading

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This Will Be My Epitaph.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where thirteen of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Maria The Silver Fox. The twelve other bloggers who write regularly … Continue reading

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Grannymar had this to say in my post on my recent pilgrimage. “I hope you said one for me when you reached the temple!” The prayer that I offered was this: Swasthi prajabhya paripalayantham, Nyayena margena maheem maheesa, Gobrahmanebhyo shubhamasthu … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage.

Accompanied by three other friends and a professional driver, I went on a pilgrimage on Sunday to Bhimashankar. The trip was comfortable and very satisfying but as I write this, I am suffering from sore calf muscles which were very … Continue reading

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What a coincidence that this topic is chosen for the LBC when it is a hot topic of discussion over here. On last Sunday, newspapers reported that teachers are likely to get up to three years in prison for giving … Continue reading

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