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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Meditation.

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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