Author Archives: Ramana Rajgopaul

Nothing Really Happened.

A dear friend sent this little poem in Hindi to me with his best wishes. Let me try and make justice by translating it to have the same effect in English. Nothing really happened Broke the heart a little Alienated … Continue reading

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Is It More Important To Be Respected Or Liked?

This is the question that my co-blogger Shackman asks for this week’s 2 on 1 Friday blog post. Please do go over to his blog . T to see what he has to say on the topic. Thank you. My … Continue reading

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Monsoon Rains.

A friend sent me these two clips to show how beautiful our Western Ghats are during the monsoon. They are also under human attack about which the less said the better. In just about an hour’s drive from my home, … Continue reading

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Two Lives.

No, I don’t mean the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde lives. I grant my readers that I do know some of that type too but, I mean the lives that Confucius talks about.My second life started, strangely enough in an … Continue reading

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Cause And Effect.

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Gratitude.

The idea for this week’s topic for our weekly 2 on 1 Friday blog post came when I was musing over my life while having my tea, early in the morning, sitting on my comfortable chair in our verandah, enjoying … Continue reading

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Shero!

A lady who I have known for the past seventy years sent me this image on WhatsApp, with a narrative “That’s me, that’s me, that’s me!” I responded with “Yes, it is, Yes, it is, Yes, it is!” She, quite … Continue reading

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A Cow Plays Football In India.

You must have heard the term, Holy Cow used often and sometimes derogatorily as well. In India, the cow is even sacred and there is a legal ban on slaughter of cows. You can see them wandering all over Indian … Continue reading

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Kitchen Garden.

My daughter in love who is the boss of the garden at home had gone off to her mother’s place to mother-sit her mother recovering from a minor ailment. Her assistant and companion Mangal who is more or less the … Continue reading

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Diversity.

Wow! What a topic suggested by Shakman to write on for this week’s Friday 2 on 1 Blog Post! The other blogger Shackman is an American and I, an Indian. Two remarkably diverse nations. On the assumption that Shackman will … Continue reading

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