Monthly Archives: July 2017

Rain.

It has been raining almost non-stop since last Thursday and I ventured out of the house yesterday for a drive and some South Indian snack food in town. Between the car and the entrance to the restaurant, I got wet … Continue reading

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What We Need Most.

“What we need most, is not so much to realise the ideal as to idealise the real.” ~ Francis Herbert Hedge.

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Hidden Potential.

Nirai Kudam Neer Thalumbaadhu kurai kudam Koothadum நிறை குடம் நீர் தளும்பாது. குரை குடம் கூத்தாடும் Water From A Fully Filled Pot Will Not Spill Over. Water In A Partially Filled Vessel Will Dance Wildly. Let me share a personal story. This … Continue reading

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Mom.

It sounds odd that almost all the recent Hindi movies that I have been seeing are women centric and Mom brings up the latest in it. It has been touted as a come back film for Sridevi and if it … Continue reading

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Marginal Utility.

It has been a couple or more decades since I had to deal with this old chestnut. It is difficult to remember constantly that Pravin is very much younger and is quite capable of challenging my memory with such ideas … Continue reading

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Remembering Vs Doing.

My daughter in love Manjiree listens to the FM radio when she is busy in the kitchen and this morning she was listening to this lovely song from a nineties Bollywood movie. You can read the lyrics and the translation … Continue reading

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Attitude.

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Life Is Like A Roll Of Toilet Paper.

“I’ve learned …. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.” ~ Andy Rooney. It is not going fast enough for me.  Is it for you?

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Polite And Quick.

This is an extract from a short story in the book Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. “Speaking of being quick on the draw” I said, “I remember a scene from an old Francois Truffaut film. A woman says to … Continue reading

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