Category Archives: Blogging

Do you have a code that you live by?

The answer to the question is, in all humility, yes, I try to. While I succeed mostly, I confess that there are occasions when I slip. I normally take whatever steps that need to be taken to make amends when … Continue reading

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There is nothing new, except what has been forgotten.

The title of this post is a quote that has been ascribed to Marie Antoinette,  a remarkable personality by all accounts. This quote has long been a favourite of mine when occasions arise when I can quote it. Another similar … Continue reading

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Chappal!

I take my readers back to my post where I had written about how I lost a pair of slippers when I had gone for a concert/lecture programme. I was reminded of that incident when this ditty came way my … Continue reading

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Is amazon.com overrated or is it really useful?

Amazon in India launched online marketing in February 2012 with a portal called Junglee.com (Junglee in Hindi means ‘wild’ or ‘ill mannered’). From the very first month of its operations in India, I have been a regular customer of theirs. … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – The American Chickaree.

I thank Mike for inspiring this post with his beautiful post on the American Chickaree. Reading that took me back to my childhood when I first heard the story about how the Indian squirrel got the three stripes on its … Continue reading

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Imperfections.

“I thought we were supposed to judge in proportion to our defects? Isn’t it the first hand experience that permits us to better judge?” The above comments are from Looney for my blog post Walk. The image that elicited this … Continue reading

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Memory?

This was at lunch yesterday with my friends that I had written about in my earlier post on our neighbourhood Irani Cafe. My hosts were, the young lady Deepali, sitting next to me to my right and her husband Sandeep, … Continue reading

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost!

This famous quote by J R R Tolkein in his poem “All that is gold does not glitter” in The Lord Of The Rings, along with the title of the poem itself has become more or less a cliche used … Continue reading

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Idiot!

Readers of my blog posts know that I am blessed with regular experiences of synchronicity. Here is another experience. Two days ago, I received a phone call from a friend who had emigrated to Australia and has just returned to … Continue reading

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Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional.

Pain is of two kinds, mental and physical. Both are experienced by all living beings and we humans are no exception. While most people can handle physical pain with medicines or by learning to live with it, almost all, cannot … Continue reading

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