Category Archives: India

The Monsoon Sets In.

It is not raining. It is pouring. You can get larger resolutions by clicking on the images.

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Language In India.

The image on the left is the cover of a book that explains a fascinating phenomenon and I hope that some of my interested readers will read it to understand why I find it so. My employer during most of … Continue reading

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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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Memory Trigger – Song.

The trigger. I got this message forwarded to me in WhatsApp by a friend “Sonu Nigam singing Mohd. Rafi’s famous song “Dil ke jharoke mein” in a concert in London… All instruments are played by foreigners except the singing by … Continue reading

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Goodbye Old Faithful!

For the past twenty odd years this copper pot has been my faithful companion every night. It would be filled with drinking water by around 4.00 pm every afternoon and kept near my bed for me to drink about half … 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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Khajoor Pe Atke!

This is the title of a Hindi movie that I saw yesterday. It is part of a saying that goes Aasmaan se gire’ aur khajoor pe atke. It means Fell from the skies and got stuck in a date(palm fruit). … Continue reading

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Food And Beverage Nostalgia Trip.

Irani Cafes in some cities of India are legends. ┬áMy first exposure to one was in Hyderabad way back in 1958 to a still running one called The Bombay Bakery on Abid Road. I met my brothers in law and … Continue reading

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A Productive Outing.

I am grateful to two young friends from my alumni association who gave me a grand and unforgettable time yesterday. Among the many things that fell by the wayside due to the advent of the refrigerator and frequent transfers, was … 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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