Category Archives: Raves and Rants

Intolerance.

Intolerance is defined as an unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one’s own; or an inability to eat a food or take a drug without adverse effects. Having suggested this topic for this week’s Friday 2 … Continue reading

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The Great Divide.

The Independent’s headline ‘This is a battle of ideologies’: Divided Delhi goes to polls in penultimate phase of Indian election. Time Magazine’s cover says, “India’s divider in Chief. I just want to ask my British friends if when the British … Continue reading

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No More Babies.

I had an interesting telephone call earlier today, with a friend who called me after almost ten years for a long chat. Both of us exchange WhatsApp messages, mostly forwards but, have not really been catching up with news on … Continue reading

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Memory?

This was at lunch yesterday with my friends that I had written about in my earlier post on our neighbourhood Irani Cafe. My hosts were, the young lady Deepali, sitting next to me to my right and her husband Sandeep, … Continue reading

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Age!

It is funny that many of my younger friends, and by that I mean much younger, say in the forties, send me information about old age. Today, I received from two different sources the following two messages.  Please click on … Continue reading

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Haldi Doodh.

Haldi doodh simply means Turmeric Milk. It is one of India’s oldest home cures and there will not be a kitchen in India which has not made this at some time or the other. After reading my blog post Checked … Continue reading

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Women And Men.

“We talk about how many women were raped last year, not how many men raped women. We talk about how many girls in a school district were harassed last year, not about how many boys harassed girls. We talk about … Continue reading

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Handmade Toy Violin.

Every now and then a street vendor goes around hawking handmade toy violins on Indian streets playing catchy and popular tunes to entice unsuspecting buyers. Earlier this morning, one such vendor went by our home playing one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Modern Educayshun.

Without comment.

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Am I A Sologamist?

I had to read this article  twice. I still find it hard to believe that someone can do this! People have finally stopped asking me if I had plans for getting married again or getting into another relationship after Urmeela died … Continue reading

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