Monthly Archives: February 2015

Skill Development.

Cheerful Monk has a rather intriguing blog post with the same title as this one and I urge my readers to read it in full. As she always does, CM asks this question at the end of the post. “Do … Continue reading

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I have understood the term to mean a break from one’s usual activities. Often people take sabbaticals to do something else other than what they normally do. If that is the definition keeping in mind which I have to write … Continue reading

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While it is still fresh in my mind I want to write about this film.  Unusually for us, we went to a late afternoon show which took us almost to dinner time and I am writing this just before I … Continue reading

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Secunderabad Railway Station.

Raman and Sudarsan,  family friends from my teenage days, now live in Secunderabad. They have recently been posting some old photographs from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Facebook and this is one such photograph taken in 1928.  The … Continue reading

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Call Me Mister.

It is bad enough that one has to listen to a lot of recorded music, and to add to that insult, a new phenomenon in telephoned customer support is the use of the first name of the customer by the … Continue reading

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Occasionally a film comes along that makes the viewer want to read the book.  This is one movie that does that to me.  So, despite my resolution not to buy any new books, I intend buying this book by Cheryl … Continue reading

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