Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mysore Bonda And Hero Honda.

My cousin Damodaran has been searching high and low in New Bombay as well as the old Bombay for a dish that he was very fond of when he was in school / college which was readily available in restaurants … Continue reading

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Reaction To Death.

At my age death is a frequent occurrence and in the last few days I had to make two condolence phone calls.  Both were calls to the South  and to old friends one of who is also a distant relative … Continue reading

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The Delivery Man.

In my post on the film Blended, in the comments section, Chuck and I had exchanged notes on a couple of films and based on his recommendation, I had procured a DVD of The Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn. I finally … Continue reading

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Old Friends And Their Families.

In one of my posts Stories From The Past I had written about my friends in Ahmedabad and as fate would have it, Jalal had to come back into my life to a much pleasanter interface. My Godson M and … Continue reading

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I hope that you enjoy reading my take on this subject which was chosen by Ashok for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where five of us write on the same topic. The four other bloggers who write regularly are, … Continue reading

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Social Service Among Tribals.

My sister in law Asha retired from government service as a physician and now does voluntary social work for an organisation called the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation.  She attends to poor patients coming in to their center at New … Continue reading

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The Art Of Saying No.

My son Ranjan conducted a workshop for a group of young people yesterday on “The Art Of Saying No” and I decided that I will benefit by attending too. Apart from the fact that Ranjan is my son and that … Continue reading

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If I Could Invent One Thing To Make The World A Better Place It Would Be.

It would be a device that would enable mankind to satisfy all possible cravings  and still remain healthy and die painless deaths. (And no, I don’e mean exercise.) I hope that you enjoyed reading my take on this subject which was … Continue reading

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I went to see this film with great expectation because it had Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in it. I skipped my daily siesta to go for the matinee 3.00 pm show and I wish that I had not. Both … Continue reading

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Should We Have Children?

One of my young friends, recently married to a highly successful professional asked me this question while discussing some personal matters with me. I did not take even a moment to answer in the affirmative because parenting is such a … Continue reading

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