Monthly Archives: April 2015

Diplomacy Today.

Cheerful Monk started off her post with “I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant” That brought this news item to mind about how fickle today’s world is. … Continue reading

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Thanks to the great efforts taken by a friend who was my colleague in a company in which I was employed 25 years ago, I attended a reunion yesterday of some more colleagues from the late sixties and seventies of … Continue reading

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Matrimonial Advertisements.

In India, Classified Matrimonial Advertisements is a particularly important source of revenue for all newspapers.  All Sunday issues will have a few pages dedicated to this one area.  Here is a sample of a page in our Hindustan Times. Ranjan … Continue reading

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Predictive Texting

I have disabled predictive texting in my cellphone. This topic was suggested by Padmum, for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently nine of us write on the same topic every Friday.  I hope that you enjoyed my contribution to that … Continue reading

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The Water Diviner.

I have just returned from seeing this magnificent film and I am still to recover from the experience. It is one of the most powerful films that I have seen on the subject of ordinary people involved in war and … Continue reading

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Breaking Out.

Everybody’s talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses. ~ Thornton Wilder. This post is dedicated to Tammy who is a great minimalist constantly trying to break … Continue reading

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No, this time it is not the edible kind.  This post is dedicated with much affection to my friend Shackman.  Please click on the image for a larger resolution.

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The Papad And The Pickle.

The Brits know it as Poppadum. Pappadum is a Malayalam word for the same food item with a unique local taste to it and it is inevitably deep fried in oil.  In Kerala, it is inevitably fried in coconut oil which … Continue reading

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Lord Of War.

My young friend Jay  who is visiting us again, and I were in a serious discussion about the state of this world because he is deeply involved in all kinds of peace and world unity movements. He should be at … Continue reading

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Legends Of My Hometown

I shall introduce some remarkable people living and late from my home town Pune here.  There are many more, but these are people who have left deep impressions on me for having achieved much during their lifetime.  And rather than … Continue reading

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