Category Archives: Writing

What Do You Do?

A friendly exchange between a dentist friend who came back into my life yesterday after twenty years and me. He was away in the Middle East all these years. Friend: So, what do you do nowadays? I: Meditate. Friend: Be … Continue reading

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BS In A Travelogue.

I came across  this article in the BBC news letter by accident. The lead to it had no reference to any numbers. This pointer is what lead me to the article. I cannot understand why the author is dumbing herself … Continue reading

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Who Or What Is The “Big Bad” In The Current World Order??

This is a googly or, if you are an American, a curve ball of a topic suggested by Shackman for this week’s 2 on 1 Blog Post. I am not Buffy and do not have big bads in my life … Continue reading

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Frustration.

There are a few days in the year when I go totally bonkers in the mornings without my daily dose of newspapers and crossword puzzles contained in them. Yesterday being our Republic Day, was a national holiday and sans newspapers … Continue reading

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Letter Writing!

My friend Milind runs an NGO where he arranges for children to indulge in art. He also believes that we are forgetting the art of letter writing and has produced some picture post cards for his friends and family so … 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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Enemy.

This is one of my all time favourite quotes and when someone sent this image to me on WhatsApp, I immediately wanted to share it with my readers.  It is innocuous to begin with till one starts to reflect on … Continue reading

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Wasting Time.

Friend, writer, Management Guru and fellow alumnus of Business School has written something very interesting in one of the articles in an anthology of his writings in various News Papers and Magazines. Average Life Expectancy – 75 years. We sleep … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift – 2.

My readers will remember my lamenting long ago that I am often called Ramana Sir although,  I would love be called Sir Ramana! Here is another instance of that endearing trait in India of calling elders by attaching a ‘Sir’ … Continue reading

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