Category Archives: People

The Good Old Days.

“Just tonight I stood before the tavern Nothing seemed the way it used to be In the glass I saw a strange reflection Was that lonely woman really me?” How poignant! Please read on. “Though we tend to remember bad … Continue reading

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The Grass Is Greener!

Synchronicity strikes again! My grand niece has been working part time with a Charity and has just got her first pay cheque. She sent me a photograph of the cheque and I congratulated her and told her that my first … Continue reading

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Is Competition Good For Kids?

Yes, it is. Let us face it. The world of adults is one of competition. Unless one learns how to compete, to lose and win gracefully and accept that one cannot win all the time, life can be living hell. … 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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The Problem With Millennials.

I came across this very interesting video clip which I hope my readers will find interesting too.

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Can A Truly Decent Man Be An Effective Leader?

My fellow 2 on 1 Friday blogger Shackman asks this innocuous question which in my opinion has only one answer. Only a truly decent man can be an effective leader. I can simply rest my case here and end this … Continue reading

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Weekend Athletes.

I was inspired to suggest this post for Shackman’s and my 2 on 1 weekly Friday post on the same topic after I had published Retirement 2 on my blog. It is not as though weekend athletic activity is something … Continue reading

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Retirement 2.

I had no clue that things have changed drastically since my working days when I wrote the post Retirement last week. I was in for a rude awakening earlier this morning when a fellow alumnus, Ram, 25 years younger than … 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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Resilence.

I have great admiration and respect for Subroto Bagchi. This blog post of his has just reinforced my feelings towards him. He has taken an ordinary daily occurrence on our streets and created a metaphor that is simply mind blowing … Continue reading

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