Monthly Archives: June 2010

Stories From The Past – 2

I had assured my readers yesterday, that I would share another story from Ahmedabad with them and here it is. Ahmedabad is the commercial capital of Gujarath, the only state in India with total prohibition of alcohol consumption. There are … Continue reading

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Stories From The Past.

Last week, I had shared with my readers a story from my Delhi days which came back to revive a friendship after almost three decades. Today, I shall continue with another one from the mid-eighties, which too came back in … Continue reading

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Paranormal Experience.

Paranormal Exerience? I have never had one and would not know I was having one if I did. I find it difficult enough to have normal experiences without going after sub, super or para normal experiences. I also am of … Continue reading

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Chance Meeting And Memories.

I had gone to our local supermarket to get some vegetables and fruit on Tuesday. As I was entering the main door, a portly gentleman was exiting and I waited for him to, as he was carrying many bags in … Continue reading

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Quick Thinking!

Vinod Mehta, the irrepressible editor of one of our popular weekly magazines, The Outlook, had this on his last page comments, “Oxford dons, as is well known, enjoy a spot of nude-bathing at a secluded male-only spot on the river … Continue reading

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The Monsoon.

The monsoon is here finally. It arrived four days late but when it did, it came in full strength, unlike the last year when it was in short spurts. As always, from mid May, our Met keeps giving hopes of … Continue reading

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The Latest On Pakistan.

As my readers know, I am totally against any kind of talks with the Pakistani establishment. That it speaks with a forked tongue is known to just about every Indian, bar a minuscule minority who wish to establish direct contacts … Continue reading

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What mark would you like to leave on the world?

As I had indicated in my post, this is the seventh and final post to answer the seven questions that Grannymar had asked in her meme. What mark would I like to leave on the world? My obituary that would … Continue reading

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Who would you like to meet from past history?

As I had indicated in my last Saturday’s post, this is the sixth post to answer the seven questions that Grannymar had asked in her meme. Veera Pandya Kattabomman. Among the first Indians to take on the East India Company, … Continue reading

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Solitude.

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. ~Henry David Thoreau, “Solitude,” Walden, 1854 Language… has … Continue reading

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