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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Nostalgia.

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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