Category Archives: Nostalgia

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. ┬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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Melancholia.

I received a phone call this morning from a friend inviting me to go out for lunch with him. I excused myself giving some innocuous excuses but, he kept trying to persuade me to accompany him. Finally, he gave up … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 25. Friday The 13th.

Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky in Western superstition. In India, thanks to centuries of colonialism, many Indians exposed to such ideas also consider it to be unlucky. I personally have not done so but often wonder once … Continue reading

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Georgia On My Mind.

One of my all time favourite singers and favourite songs. What brought that to my mind today is this great photograph! ┬áPlease click on the image for a larger resolution. And if you are interested to learn more about the … Continue reading

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A Good Night’s Sleep – Hopefully.

Since about two months ago I have been having constant pain in the upper back and finally it was diagnosed about two weeks ago as fibromyalgia. During the day time it is manageable but when I sleep if I have … Continue reading

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The First Page.

“It was like any other day. I woke up at my usual time of 5.45 am and sat down to meditate at 6.00 am. The call of the Muezzin floated in from the mosque’s loud speakers three kilo meters away. … Continue reading

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