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 today. I would have climbed the walls had I not remembered the gift that my friend had given me some months ago. Just to refresh your memory dear reader, I wrote about it here.
When some friends and one cousin rang up to pass time and I mentioned this frustration, without exception all of them confessed having missed the morning newspapers, particularly since it is a Sunday too when all of them contain magazine sections.
So, though I missed the news, I don’t watch television even in the absence of news papers, I was able to solve some puzzles in the book and was not quite as frustrated as I would have been had I not remembered the book.
Thank you MD.
Or better, these two!
I am sure that all my readers know that POTUS Obama is the chief guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations on the 26th inst. This will be the first time ever that the POTUS will be the chief guest. Naturally, security is on everybody’s mind.
The US is not taking any chances and has warned Pakistan not to send any terrorists into India while the POTUS is in India!
And lo and behold, Pakistan assures the US that they will not send terrorists into India.
Indians cannot stop laughing at this slapstick comedy of the century!
Indians would love to get the POTUS to live permanently in India. I personally will be willing to host him in my humble abode. I will be able to sleep peacefully as would 1.4 billion other Indians.
When I walked into our local joggers’ park for my evening walk and meeting up with friends, this is what met me at the entrance.
Today is our Republic Day and the park management decided to celebrate by adding this beautiful welcoming rangoli to the entrance.
Isn’t it beautiful?