Monthly Archives: November 2014

Single And Unapologetic.

To start off, let me share with my readers what prompted this post.  There is a post on facebook by an Indian novelist Usha Narayanan giving a link to a newspaper article with the same title.  In fact she is quoted … Continue reading

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Pravin, this is with reference to our conversation yesterday on Karmanye Vaadikarasthey….. One German professor, Herrigel, was one of the first Western disciples of a Zen master in Japan. He was learning archery. He was already a great archer in … Continue reading

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Role Model.

That was me as a young lad imagining myself to be my favourite uncle PK.  He was a debonaire bachelor always impeccably dressed and would take me and my siblings for rides on his motorcycle and later on in his … Continue reading

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Fatal Error!

Recently, I have had this message pop up when trying to access my blog, either to access or to comment on or to do any dashboard work.  Please click on it to get a larger version so that you can … Continue reading

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Teaching And Mentoring.

She is my all time favourite film star but her message is more powerful than that fact. Last night my mentee Pravin rang me up to pick my brain on the career path that he has to be on. Among … Continue reading

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Where Has It All Gone?

The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene Which is the name of the game, watch a guy watch a dame … Continue reading

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There is a great big debate now going on in India as to whether the new government in Delhi is deliberately underplaying / degrading the Nehru family legacy while hijacking another Indian National Congress icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. My readers … Continue reading

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Grannymar‘s Sunday oneliner this week is: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss. Yesterday, my sister Padmini published a photograph from her collection on her Facebook wall. This is my late wife Urmeela with our … Continue reading

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The Equalizer.

The attraction? Denzel Washington. The reason for going on a Weekend afternoon, a busy calendar the whole of next week for both my partner in crime Ramesh and me. And despite the higher cost of the tickets, both of us … Continue reading

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Most Overrated Artist (Musician, Actor, Etc.)

I was married to a fairly accomplished artist Urmeela but as much as I tried I could never learn the nuances of art appreciation of any kind. Even in music, I either like or dislike something but if I was … Continue reading

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