Itching Palm.

I am not at all superstitious but something unusual happened to day which has led me to rethink my stance.

“It is believed that the itchy right palm foretells the possibility of unexpected money or wealth coming in. You will receive money from new sources or your lost money will find its way back to you.”

I was reading my kindle and waiting to be called for lunch when suddenly my right palm started to itch. I stopped reading to scratch and also mused about the old superstition and wondered from where, at this stage of my life, money will come to me.

The doorbell rang and it was the chauffeur of a friend of mine who handed over an envelope to me. I opened it to find some crisp currency notes. I then remembered that my friend, who is not very computer savvy, had requested me to procure something for him from Amazon which I had done quite some time ago. I had even forgotten all about it when out of the blue the reimbursement landed up.

I had hardly sat down again to read when the doorbell rang again and a courier delivered a parcel from another friend in Chennai who had sent me some gifts that I had long ago expressed to him as not being available locally.
Should I become superstitious?

Memory Trigger 25. Friday The 13th.

Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky in Western superstition. In India, thanks to centuries of colonialism, many Indians exposed to such ideas also consider it to be unlucky. I personally have not done so but often wonder once a year.

An article today in an online newspaper has triggered a memory for me.

It was on Friday the 13th of March 2009 that my friend of forty eight years who was my wife for forty of them died.

Could there really be something sinister about Friday the 13th?

Single Nelson.

The number 111 for some is magical. In South India, it is used to describe the Iyengar community who apply a symbol of a trident on their forehead.

In cricket it is called the single Nelson when a batsman is on the exact score of 111. There are many stories about this and you can do no better than read all about it in Wikipdia.

Again in cricket, scores of 222 and 333 are called double and triple Nelsons.

Why am I bugged about the Nelson number?


My first post on this blog was on June 8, 2008. I think that I have been quite prolific. What do you think?