Monthly Archives: May 2014

Is Negative More Honest?

I suspect that TOF must have been in the midst of something very significant when he suggested this topic. It is so subtle that I have had to wrack my brains, what little there is that is, to come up … Continue reading

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Rang De Basanti.

It was in August last year that I was told to see Rang De Basanti, because we were talking about Indian youth and their involvement with India’s body politic which was growing rapidly with the onset of Anna Hazare and … Continue reading

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Last week I had an occasion to try out some nice ice cream at a food court in a mall close to my home. I enjoyed the ice cream but, I enjoyed the experience of the banter with the young … Continue reading

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Four Hours To Bridge A Quarter Century.

My friend Nandu who lives in Bengaluru sent me this story as comments on my post Synchronicity Strikes Again. Rather than leave it as a comment, I thought that I should share the story with my readers. I last met … Continue reading

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Parking Ticket.

I finally graduated to being a qualified Indian driver of automobiles. I had gone to get a mobile phone connection blocked after Mangal had lost her hand set and had to park in a place a bit away from the … Continue reading

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I got this comment in one of my blog posts from ‘arthritis natural remedies’ “Howdy! I understand this is somewhat off-topic but I had to ask. Does running a well-established website like yours take a massive amount work? I am … Continue reading

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Synchronicity Strikes Again.

It was my friend Prabhakar’s birthday on Thursday and I had rung him up early in the morning to wish him and to invite him to have lunch with me to celebrate. I tried both his landline and mobile phones … Continue reading

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Year Of The Sheep.

I was born in 1943 and so my Chinese zodiac sign is Water Sheep. It breaks my heart to read this rather depressing news item in the New York Times. I quote what depresses me from it. “Sheep are meek … Continue reading

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All You Need Is……..

The temptation to start with the all time great hit song by Beatles All You Need Is Love is difficult to overcome, but I will not use that for it will be too simple a solution for a rather complex … Continue reading

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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.

Despite having assured gaelikaa in a comment in her blog post that I would see the film,I almost did not make it to this movie because of sheer laziness. First my usual movie going companion could not make it due … Continue reading

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