Monthly Archives: August 2014

Feast Not Fast.

Many years ago in an organisation that I worked in, we had a lunch room which would serve nutritious lunches every day.  Whenever I was in town, I would have lunch there.  The peculiarity of this lunch room was that … Continue reading

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My blogger friend Jody has left this comment on my post on Writers’ Block. “I was just thinking of you yesterday because I’ve begun to meditate again, and I was remembering that you have a practice that’s been going on … Continue reading

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Ganesh Chathurthi.

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa Meaning: O Lord Ganesha, Of Curved Trunk, Large Body, And With The Brilliance Of A Million Suns, Please Make All … Continue reading

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I Wish I Hadn’t Done That.

As strange as it may sound to my readers, there is only one thing about which I have regrets and which in retrospect I could have handled better.  And that is the last four years of my father’s life when … Continue reading

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Book Review, India And Pakistan.

I am glad that the Indians called off the Secretary level meetings last week following “unacceptable” behaviour by the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.  But, there is something that I find rather unsettling that the same day that the … Continue reading

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Chennai, Madras And A Bookshop.

I was born in Bombay now known as Mumbai but after my younger brother Arvind was born a year later, our family moved to Madras now known as Chennai. Though my family moved back to Bombay for a little over … Continue reading

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Handwriting And Signature II.

Ursula and Cheerful Monk wish to know the results of my taking the quizzes on my earlier post. The Handwriting Quiz. I am sorry I am unable to provide my original handwriting. This is post my ulnar palsy attack. 1. … Continue reading

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Handwriting And Signatures.

Everything this video says based on my handwriting is true about me.  It is too much information to share but you will be surprised at how accurate it is. Another interesting and somewhat related video is this one on signatures.

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The Lunchbox.

This is a much acclaimed film that was released in India last year to rave reviews. At that time I had seen it in a theater and was quite impressed with the total experience but since I was not reviewing … Continue reading

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Three years ago the LBC wrote on Marriage and my own post generated quite a bit of comments and responses.   That topic was suggested by Conrad The Old Fossil who is on a sabbatical from  the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium … Continue reading

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