Category Archives: Nostalgia

Office Equipment.

To understand the reason for this post, please go to my post Miscommunication and read the fascinating exchange between Catherine and me on the subject of working in offices. It was in 1967 that I was first exposed to a … Continue reading

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It Might Have Been.

This phrase is often used to describe missed opportunities and most people who quote this are not aware that they are from a poem of the early nineteenth century describing a typical rural broken romance.  I was enlightened by my … Continue reading

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The Way We Were.

There are some days when one gets hit with more than a couple of reminders of how fragile life is and today is one of those. First in the morning, I rang up my elder cousin to wish him on … Continue reading

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The Inside Story.

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Rains.

There are two main rainy seasons in India called The Monsoons One is the current season in most parts of Western and Northern India called the South West Monsoon and the other later in the year operative in most of … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – Ho Jayega.

This is the mug from which I now drink my morning and afternoon tea. Ho Jayega in Hindi means It Will Happen. Yesterday evening I heard my son Ranjan singing something that sounded like arewah punma punma punma. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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What is/was your favourite weekend getaway spot?

This is a difficult question to come up with a single answer for me. You will see why as you proceed reading this post. Pre Business School, way back in the early sixties, I was based in Chennai in Tamil … 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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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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Food And Beverage Nostalgia Trip.

Irani Cafes in some cities of India are legends.  My 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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