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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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The First Time I Saw An Ocean.

This is The Edward Elliots Beach in Chennai with the Karl Schmidt memorial. This is the Southern end of the Chennai Marina Beach. Although I was born in Mumbai, I don’t recall ever seeing the ocean there during my early … Continue reading

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Do You Believe In Magic?

I think that Shackman, who has suggested this topic for this week’s 2 on 1 Friday post, asks about the supernatural variety and not the other kinds like illusion, the Indian rope trick etc. I shall therefore restrict my response … Continue reading

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Review Badhai Ho!

Badhai Ho in Hindi means Congratulations. You can read the story line in this Wikipedia link I could recognise only Neena Gupta, an actress form my early movie going days and Ayushmaan Khurana who acted in my last review Andha … 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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History – An Unintended Consequence Of Migration.

As I wrote in my last Friday post, I am deeply into reading about history and here is something fascinating that I found which I am sure will be of interest to my readers too. In the late 13th Century … Continue reading

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Andhadhun A Movie.

I went to a movie after three months! Not because I had better things to do but, nothing new came up that interested me. Andhadhun however has received rave reviews and a very dear friend who saw it wrote specially … Continue reading

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Life On The Simple Side.

This week’s Friday 2 on 1 blog post title has been suggested by Shackman who claims that he was inspired by our own old geezelle Tammy. She actually is a minimalist and far from a simpleton but, that is word … Continue reading

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Curiosity.

The idea for this week’s topic for the Weekly Friday 2 on 1 blog post came to me following a visit to some friends last week to see the new home that they had moved into recently. While we were … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures.

While I have accepted the topic as it was suggested by my fellow Friday blogger Shackman, I must straight away state that none of the pleasures that I enjoy can be called guilty, at least, not by me. I thoroughly … Continue reading

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