Monthly Archives: August 2014

Enlightened Master.

My self appointed acolyte Pravin sent me this mail to celebrate his engagement.  I have simply copy pasted the entire mail.  The cartoon at the bottom is my contribution.  I am suffering from a writer’s block, not a brain block. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block.

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~ Vladimir Nabokov No, I am not about to write the next Lolita. The feeling … Continue reading

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“What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.” ~ G K Chesterton. In the early 90s of the last century, I was quite involved in the study and teaching of … Continue reading

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Courage And Conviction. A Book Review.

I have never reviewed a book in my blog but I suppose that there had to be a first at some point of time and what better book to review than this one. A friend who is a retired Indian … Continue reading

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Why Do You Blog?

My blogger friend Mitch has this question on his post on his blog. We exchanged comment and response as follows. Please click on the image to enlarge it for easier reading. Naturally, I am interested now to find out why … Continue reading

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Joyful Marriage.

My friend Becky posted this on facebook and I was taken back in time to my own marriage ceremony. Our marriage was an Arya Samaj ceremony with a proper havan presided over by a very dignified priest. About half way … Continue reading

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The Hundred Foot Journey.

Unlike other films that I see after reading some review or the other, I decided to see this film primarily based on the following facts. Produced by : Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. Intriguing cast led by Helen … Continue reading

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Two New Friends.

My readers know how much I enjoy being with young people and I am blessed to come across many interesting young people who challenge me and keep me on my toes. I am sure that it is this interaction with … Continue reading

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What A Day And What A Movie!

Today was a perfect day. Before the perfect day started, the first perfect thing to happen was the telephone call from my sister Padmini to wish me for Raksha Bandan. Then, I solved five tough crossword puzzles in record time. … Continue reading

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This is not something that I have dreamt up. 70+ years old couple became parents in India some time ago. There was widespread press coverage of the event. Similar stories but not for as old as these appear now and … Continue reading

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