Back In Action.

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been The foresight to know where you are going And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
~ Irish Blessing

I now have the hindsight to know where I have been the last week, the foresight to know that I will not be undertaking such a rushed visit in the future and the insight to know that I am not a spring chicken any more,

The visits to catch up with kith and kin went off well and a lot of fun was had by everyone concerned. I just missed my afternoon siestas, particularly after so much of food for lunch cooked with so much love and affection not having been allowed to go without doing justice!

My hosts, Sheila and Mohan provided me with five star hotel comfort with home made beverages and food and indulged me with so much love and affection that I almost took them up on their invitation to stay on for some more time. Thank you Sheila and Mohan.

Rajam, who comments occasionally on my blog posts decided that childhood memories must be revived and so arranged for me to attend a get together with all the youngsters of the 1950s who lived in three houses in a cul-de-sac and played and grew up together. Apart from that nostalgic meeting, the food that was laid out was out of this world and I have no words to express my amazement at her ability to do so much at such short notice. Thank you Rajam.

It is nice to be back home. The climate is just what the doctor ordered for me to follow the high humidity experienced during my visit to Chennai.


This topic has been suggested by Grannymar who brings a touch of class to the Loose Bloggers Consortium that consists of other bloggers who are either loose cannons on deck or loose nuts in dashboards.

But each brings a touch of something or the other to the group’s blogs and let me try and list them in alphabetical order.

Delirious brings a touch of the exotic. Her posts on China and the information on LDS educate and entertain at the same time.

Gaelikaa brings a touch of India looked at from on occidental point of view. Living as she does in India despite being Irish, her look can be devastating in its direct hands on experiences and observations.

Maxi brings a touch of literary aspirations/experiences to her writing being as she is a professional writer.

Maria The Silver Fox brings a touch of wonder with her writings about her grand children and travels in an RV.

Padmum brings a touch of unpredictability to the exercise as her take on the common topics are usually totally unexpected and novel.

Paul usually brings a touch of humour to his writings and that can send one to further explorations with the additional information that he provides.

Shackman brings a touch of the world of music to his writings which is truly amazing. His memory is remarkable and quite how he locates apt songs for the topics being covered usually leaves the rest of us in awe.

The Old Fossil brings a touch of wry earthiness to his writings that is difficult to duplicate.

And finally, Will brings a touch of the quaint combined with some tricky maneuvering of more than one subject at one time or some other tricks that can leave the rest of us gasping.

One notable omission to the above list is yours truly. I think that I will bring a touch of modesty to the exercise and leave it to my readers and the rest of the LBC to identify what particular touch I bring to the LBC.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Grannymar. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, Padmum, Paul, Shackman, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!


I will be away from the blog world for a few days commencing later today due to preoccupation with a visiting friend’s needs and from tomorrow due to my going off down South to Chennai for a family reunion.

I have scheduled my Friday LBC post for publishing on Friday.

I shall resume blogging/commenting/responding to comments etc on my return to Pune.

Lincoln and The Old Fossil


The Old Fossil pointed me in the direction of a great piece of entertainment and I took his advise.

I have just returned after seeing Lincoln.

What did I learn? Even a heroe that one has admired for so long had to manipulate the political system just as our zeroes do now.

My recommendation? Worth an afternoon’s visit to a comfortable theater. I sacrificed my siesta and am no worse for it.



Young people in one’s life are blessings in disguise.

I have many and some are very actively involved in reminding me of that wisdom.

One of the latter is young Pravin who has decided to become my reminder service. He pointed out that my “About” page was outdated and needed updating, primarily pointing out that I was understating my age.

Pravin, I have now updated that page. Thank you.

It however is a matter of some interest to me as to what made you go to that page and find out the anomalies. You can either comment in this post which would share your motivation with my other readers or if you would rather that it remained between the two of us, reply by mail. If you do the latter, I reserve the right to share the motivation with my readers with any editing that may be necessary.

Thank you once again Parvin.