Category Archives: Books / Reading

Addled Brain.

This story involves two friends and my addled brain. Enjoy the ride. To start with, I have been down with a chest infection which, because it is the third time that I have caught it this season, has caused my … Continue reading

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Unadulterated Joy!

The new year has been very kind to me so far and it is just eight days old. I hope that it continues to be so for the rest of the year too. The first instance was when I wrote … Continue reading

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Is Liberalism Dead?

Let me straight away confess that this topic for today’s 2 on 1 Friday posts by Shackman and me has been inspired by a remarkable book by Rudrangshu Mukherjee, “Twilight Falls On Liberalism”. It is a concise book which one … Continue reading

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Three Friends And Language.

First friend SS sent me this. Five minutes later I read another message from a different friend KA who sent me this: For good measure he also added: “I remembered you when I read this word… Saying this with respect … Continue reading

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Retirement.

As should be obvious, that man could well be me, a retired old geezer solving crossword puzzles to keep himself out of mischief. Since I started to work when most middle class Indians were still in college, my great ambition … Continue reading

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Secrets – 2.

Without my adding anything! This article from Signature is amazing.

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Shufti.

Being a Crossword Puzzle addict has its advantages. Like realising all the time that there is a lot more to learn despite having lived for more than the proverbial three score and ten years. Yesterday taught me a new word … Continue reading

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Reading.

While writing about History, I had not added that while my focus is on reading History, to break the monotony, I often read fiction too. Sometimes, I end up reading three things at a time, like one book on history, … Continue reading

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She Mothers Me!

This is a photograph of me reading my kindle while Chutki blissfully is asleep on the floor next to me. When my son and daughter in love are not at home, this is how she keeps an eye on me. … Continue reading

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History.

All history is to some degree subjective, written by individuals who are above all people of their own time. I am a kind of history buff and like to read as much as possible about our history which is now … Continue reading

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