Author Archives: Ramana Rajgopaul

Life After Death.

It had to happen. After my post Life And Death was published, I received this as a response from a fellow blogger. Thank you Jean.

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Life And Death.

Snoopy is being very profound. In the Indian tradition, the opposite of death is not life but, birth. Life in it is eternal. Such profound philosophical thoughts coming in a cartoon is remarkable

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Fountain Pen.

My friend Milind has just published a fascinating blog post that brings back so many memories that I wish to share them with my readers. From the comments that I have left there, you will see that to start off … Continue reading

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Freedom.

“Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high, 
where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving … Continue reading

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Indian Railways.

My readers will remember my love for the railways from my earlier posts. Just one written ten years ago should suffice. One of the few regrets that I now is my inability to travel, particularly by train. I was totally … Continue reading

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The Hug!

We had a visitor for lunch today. She is very special to me as are her husband and two delightful children. While the husband is not demonstrative, the three others share hugs with me whenever we meet and today was … Continue reading

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Castles In The Air.

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. ~ Jerome Lawrence I somehow never built castles in the … Continue reading

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Healthcare – A Right Or A Privilege?

This Friday’s 2 on 1 blog post’s topic has been chosen by Shackman. I am sure that the recent spurt of anti Obama Care developments in the USA must have weighed heavily on his mind when he chose the topic. … Continue reading

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Waking Hours.

“The eternal problem of the human being is how to structure his waking hours. In this existential sense, the function of all social living is to lend mutual assistance to this project.” ~ Eric Berne. A classmate of mine who … Continue reading

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Visiting Parents.

In my extended family of siblings and cousins both maternal and paternal, I am one of the rare ones who lives with his offspring. Something that was unthinkable during my parents’s time and well into my adulthood as well. Both … Continue reading

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