Category Archives: Philosophy

Justice And Arithmetics.

This is a fable that I remembered for its Arithmetical jugglery when I read Ekoshapu’s 2019 Through Recreational Mathematics. I am not into mathematics and his post flew right over my head but this story is something that has come … 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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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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Peanuts!

Synchronicity strikes again. My post Grammar Police reintroduced my sister Padmum to my readers some of whom complimented me on having her in my life. That post elicited a comment from Tammy that she missed seeing her Vlogs. That was … Continue reading

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Hope.

“This topic has been inspired by a quotation that my cousin Shankar sent me. “Hope is a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we have hope within us or we don’t.   Hope is not a … Continue reading

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A Reason For Being.

Please click on the image for a larger resolution. The Japanese have a word for this – Ikigai. Try as I might, I cannot find this particular type of Reason For Being at my present age of three score and … Continue reading

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Jalaluddin Rumi.

Some beautiful answers and way of thinking of Turkish poet Jalaluddin Rumi…. What Is Poison ? ? ? AnyThing Which Is More Than Our Necessity Is Poison. It May Be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love, Ambition, Hate, Or … Continue reading

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High Cost Of Living!

You will see Tammy’s comment on my blog post Happiness And Longevity to read as follows: “there’s a line in an old Woody Allen movie… I think it was Annie Hall. two old ladies were having lunch. one complains bitterly … Continue reading

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Life.

I am inspired to write this post by Rachel’s post The Day I Woke Up. For the greater part of my working life, I had to travel extensively and when I finally retired, making the odd journey for pleasure was … Continue reading

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