Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Nostalgia Trip To Tirupur.

There are two towns that have developed a particular connection with me which keeps taking me back to them repeatedly. Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru and Tirupur. Last week, I had to visit both the places as I had to … Continue reading

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Inependence Day.

When this post gets published, I should be on a train traveling from Tamil Nadu in the South of India to Pune on the Upper Western part of India. The journey will take me 26 hours and I look forward … Continue reading

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Media.

I hope that you enjoy reading another post of the Friday Loose Bloggers’ Consortium when eleven of us post on the same topic chosen by one of us. Today’s topic has been chosen by Ginger. Please do visit Ashok, Conrad, … Continue reading

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Lies – II

I draw the attention of my readers to my earlier post on Lies and from there to the two links given to Nick’s blog on the same subject. Now, I draw the attention of my readers to this article in … Continue reading

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Protected Valuables!

This is one of Bollywood’s top stars, John Abraham. From his modeling days, he was Urmeela’s favourite actor. His cultivated image is one of a macho biker. I therefore could not believe my eyes when I read this news item … Continue reading

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The Frontier Mail And The Grand Trunk Express.

My regular readers will recollect my fascination for the railways. As a traveling salesman before I got kicked upstairs and could fly, I have traveled throughout India by trains, and two of the trains that I used fairly regularly were … Continue reading

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Secularism, Indian Style.

“Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.” -Oscar Wilde I am a secular Indian. I pay my taxes without complaint. I am a law abiding citizen and am considered to be a pillar of the … Continue reading

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Books.

I hope that you enjoy reading another post of the Friday Loose Bloggers’ Consortium when eleven of us post on the same topic chosen by one of us. Today’s topic has been chosen by Gaelikaa. Please do visit Ashok, Conrad, … Continue reading

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Indian Entrepreneurs. The Tyre Specialist.

For some time now, I have been considering writing about some little recognized groups of highly individualistic entrepreneurs of India. They are as ubiquitous as our mosquitoes but, perform vital functions. I have been pushed into doing so about one … Continue reading

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Modern Communications.

I had posted my blog yesterday on the Indian Postal system and this post will give a completely different perceptive to communications and how things have changed over the years. Last Sunday, my father suddenly decided to try and establish … Continue reading

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